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Normal intestine: The ileum is the last part of the small intestine (after duodenum and jejunum). Terminal means last part. So, the ending of the ileum (and the ending of the small intestine) is the terminal ileum. Thus, the phrase you refer to means the end of the small intestine was normal. ...Read more
Digestive system: The gastrointestinal tract consists of stomach, small intestines and large intestine or colon. Terminal ileum is the distal part of small bowel that enters the proximal part of large bowel (cecum) at ileocecal valve.Small bowel contributes to digestion of food and colon usually storage area of stool. ...Read more
I had a colonoscopy and it said findings terminal ileum two small areas of shallow ulceration not otherwise normal just wanted. To know what that?
Possibly nothing: We sometimes see these. They may be nonspecific and related to preparation artifact. They may also be related to medications you may be taking such as nonsteroidal medications (ibuprofen, naproxen, advil). Inflammatory bowel disease is also a consideration but is less likely based on your description. Make sure to followup with your doctor who did the procedure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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