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Spastic Sigmoid Colon
Unclear: May indicate inflammatory bowel disease-talk to gastroenterologist. ...Read more
Your doctor can expl: The doctor who gave you this report must explain it to you, if you ask. It basically means that there is an ulcer in this lesion in your colon, where the cell are very active (proliferating). This may be a benign polyp, yet you need to get it removed as anything which is proliferating can turn into a cancer if you leave it alone inside for too long. ...Read more
Terminology: The junction is the area where the colon and the rectum meet and the recto-sigmoid colon is basically that small part of the colon above it. ...Read more
Not likely.: It would not be likely to be able to feel the sigmoid colon, unless it were particularly distended with very hard stool, which would be rather unusual. If you are feeling something in the left lower portion of the abdomen, I would contact your doctor for a physical examination to see what is wrong. Good luck. ...Read more
All: The colon on average is about 40cm in length. The sigmoid colon takes up the latter 10cm. Unless there wa a stricture or mass the surgeon or gastroenterologist should have seen the whole sigmoid colon. ...Read more
Get a colonscopy: Why was the sigmoidscopy reccomneed. Consider a full colonoscopy if you are concerned about colon cancer, such as having rectal bleeding, strong family history of colon cancer, etc. Although you are young for a screening colonscopy if you have any alarm features please do not stop at sigmoidscopy instead get a colonscopy. ...Read more
Growth=Polyp=Tumor: A growth in the colon, also called a polyp, is a tumor or growth of abnormal tissue. They can be benign (non-cancerous) or cancer. Benign polyps such as adenomas have potential to turn to cancer if they grow a long time. Other polyps, such as hyperplastic, usually don't turn to cancer. Some polyps may already have cancer in them. Colonoscopy with biopsy is usually needed to make a diagnosis. ...Read more
Would riding a bicycle cause my waste to reach the sigmoid colon any quicker than normal everyday activity would? Or would it have the same rate?
Maybe thickened: The wall of the bottom part of your colon might be a little thick but it isn't certain. What that means is there may be evidence of inflamed tissue when the wall of the colon is measured but a normal colon is sometimes the same thickness. Most likely further tests will be needed, such as a colonoscopy. That will be a decision made by you doctor based on the clinical situation. ...Read more
Is ultrasound able to show sigmoid colon to rule out diverticular pouches in a non emergency setting?
No, ultrasound: Is not very sensitive for detecting non-inflammed diverticula. ...Read more
What would cause the colon to have a grainy texture and nodularity and mucus in the sigmoid colon if biopsies are negative?
Biopsy does not show mucus.
They did not biopsy what they saw or it was not there when biopsied. Discuss with your GI Dr. ...Read more
Would riding a bike while standing cause waste to reach my sigmoid colon, even if I went to the loo and pooped out as much as I could beforehand?
No difference: None of these different activities would make a difference since there is only one way for waste to be eliminated... ...Read more
Ulcerative Colitis: Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease that can have ulceration and decreased vascular patterns in the sigmoid colon. Common symptoms are weight loss, frequent diarrhea (usually bloody) & abdominal pain. Uc occurs when your immune system cannot control the inflammation. See your doctor immediately if you are having these symptoms. ...Read more
I recently had my appendix out & was told I have diverticula in my sigmoid colon. How dangerous is this?
Diverticula: Most americans have diverticula, little outpouchings in the colon wall. They rarely cause problems but can get infected, diverticulitis, or cause significant lower GI bleeding. However, most of us do not develop these. The best thing for you to do is eat a high fiber diet and try to prevent constipation. However, in reality we do not recommend avoiding any particular food to prevent problems. ...Read more
Why could my doc not easily remove a 1/2 inch sessile polyp on the sigmoid colon? What type of doc can do it?
Sessile = flat: Sessile polyps are flat, which makes it very difficult (but not impossible) to remove. However, they can usually be biopsied to determine if (pre)cancerous or not. This is where the gastroenterologist comes in handy. Realistically, it comes down to experience as newly minted docs may not have skills of seasoned ones. But in general, gastroenterologist is specialist to go to for colonoscopy. ...Read more
Mild diffuse thickening of rectum and sigmoid colon--suggestive of infective-inflammatory colitis, what to do?
CT scan finding: This sounds like a result from a ct scan. Okay to talk with your doc about this result. Depending on your symptoms, age, and history it may not have much meaning. However, it may need further evaluation, colonoscopy, lab tests, if you have lower colon symptoms, blood in stool, weight loss, change in bowels, fever, pain. Be well. ...Read more
CECT whole abdomen with rectal contrast shows mild thickening of mucosal folds in sigmoid colon. Is this finding significant?
Fold thickening: There are numerous causes of fold thickening, including inflammatory, infectious, vascular, and neoplastic. Sometimes the fold thickening seen on CT is not real, a false abnormality due to incomplete bowel dissension. Your doctor, in the context of your entire clinical picture, can best determine how significant it is. Colonoscopy may be useful if you have not had one. ...Read more
My grandmother she's 72 and had a biopsy proven adenocarcinoma of the sigmoid colon at 20cm. She had bleeding intermittently for 8 months?
Adenocarcinoma: I am sorry to hear about this. I am not sure what your question is. Please consider resubmitting with a clear question. Thanx ...Read more
Doc found one sessile polyp (half inch) on my sigmoid colon that he couldn't remove. Is the polyp precancerous or more dangerous than others?
Colonoscopy could not be completed as my colon is thickened and has severe angulation in the sigmoid colon due to a previous abcess. What next?
If I had no stool in my sigmoid colon and went on a bike ride, would the cycling have made the waste reach my sigmoid colon after I finished riding?
Family practice: Depends on length of bike ride.Get a more detailed answer ›
Mucosal congestion: This means that there is some swelling and inflammation that is going on - kind of similar to what is going on in your sinuses when you're having a cold. I would not worry too much over that if it is the only thing found to be abnormal. The doc who discovered should be able to help you treating it if it is what is causing your symptoms. In most cases, it would be expected to be asymptomatic. ...Read more
If someone had no waste in his sigmoid colon and then he went out to play a game baseball, would playing baseball cause waste to form in the sigmoid?
No: Waste comes from the food that you put in your mouth, goes to your stomach, then your small bowel, then your colon. If your sigmoid is empty now, it will be full in a few hours from what you had for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The journey from your mouth to your colon takes several hours. ...Read more
Blood mixed with light coloured stool. String stuff and mucus. Does fresh blood come from higher than the sigmoid colon?
I had small multiple polyps in my sigmoid colon, and erosion seen at rectum, decending colon. Is there a highrisk for cancer, please help?
Depends: Risk can depend family history of polyps, cancer, number, size, and cell type of polyps, presence or absence of inflammatory bowel disease. If present, more frequent colonoscopies indicated. Low fat, hi fiber diet, containing low or no fat dairy, lots of fruit, vegs, legumes, whole grains may help. Supplements preventiodon't help as much. Talk to md ifif Aspirin or NSAID prevention is indicated 4u. ...Read more
If I poop out all I could before I went on a bike ride. After I finished cycling, would there be any waste formed in sigmoid colon from riding?
Possibly: Partly depends on how much food you had eaten the night before and how fast your intestinal transit time is. Your body is constantly forming stool (liquid form on the right side of the colon and more solid by the time it reaches the sigmoid). So even with a good bm in the morning, there could be some stool in your sigmoid by the end of your bike ride. ...Read more
Did they use that word? Or did they say "redundant"??
That's just a slightly longer colon that flops around or settles lower than normal and usually keeps out of trouble, except maybe for occasional constipation or cramps. Rarely, it will twist and cause a problem. As long as you are otherwise healthy, hydrated and eating fibre, you should do OK unless, of course it has collapsed, then you're SOL ...Read more
Can diverticula of the sigmoid colon cause pain when menstrual when pooping and can it cause painful spasms in the rectum?
Does fresh blood mixed with stool come from higher than the sigmoid colon? From what I understand a sigmoidoscopy is a pointless test.?
Usually lower.: Bright red blood mixed with an otherwise normal stool usually suggests a lower tract source - hemorrhoid, anal fissure, rectal polyp or cancer. These can be readily observed with just a physical examination and sigmoidoscopy. Not look at the whole colon, a colonoscopy is necessary, a point to which I think you're alluding. ...Read more
I have a collapsed sigmoid colon. I've had severe back pain and right sided lower pelvic pain. And not feeling my best most of the time?
Hard to know if your symptoms contain direct or referred pain or both.
1. See a GI doc to learn of colon is functioning or the collapsed piece needs removal.'2. X rays of the spine are needed to learn if what treatment will benefit. 3. General Med exam to, check blood labs and sleep to evaluate your general condition.
Only so much we can answer from afar ...Read more
Glycerin suppository--does it just affect the rectum and lower sigmoid colon (stimulation and water)? Or does it affect the rest of the colon?
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