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Tests For Cecum Cancer
Can the cecum be seen during a colonoscopy? Or is it through a sigmoidoscopy? Can cancer of the cecum be detected through radiology tests like ct/mri?
Yes-No-Maybe: Colonoscopy evaluates the entire large intestine, from cecum to rectum. Flexible sigmoidoscopy only goes as far as the left side of the colon, nowhere near the cecum. Routine ct scanning may identify a (large) cecal tumor but is much less sensitive than a colonoscopy; ct colonography is almost as sensitive as a colonoscopy, but is less desirable than colonoscopy since a biopsy cannot be done. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My MCH blood test always comes back slightly high is that enough of an indicator along with thickening of the cecum to suspect cancer?
Mean : Corpuscular hemoglobin associates with large cells, and b-12 or folate deficinency. Low MCV (mean corpuscular volume) or microcytosis is associated with iron deficiency, like from blood loss into the cecum. Heavy menses, lack of red meat in diet without supplemental iron.. Sounds like you had a ct too. ...Read more
Perhaps indirectly: If bleeding and blood loss sufficient to produce anemia. Looking at blood results is not the way to diagnose colon cancer. Occult blood/guaiac card shows presence leading to colonoscopy for diagnosis. Treatment is right colectomy collecting at least 13 nodes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have lynch syndrome and have a colonoscopy every year, I am 47 y/o. I had 4 polyps removed today and 1 was 5mm. Is it possible that it could be cancerous, and I have a prominent fold in my cecum, what does that mean could it be cancer?It was biopsied as
Anatomy discreption: An anatomical description no it does not mean cancer, result of biposy is the answer , lynch syn is heriditory nonolyposis colorectal cancer ( hnpcc) will not see true polyps vs familial adenomatous polyposis (fap) where you see true polyps . Good luck for biopsy report. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My cecum is thick and inflamed if it was due to an infection my stool culture would show that wouldn't it? If mine was neg. Does that mean cancer?
Not necessarily: It is difficult to say with certainty, as imaging cecum is not an easy task.A combination of tests is often needed in order to define the cause of cecal thickening. This may include barium enema, colonoscopy and some additional imaging techniques. Stool culture is not likely to provide any reliable answers. So, either direct visualization(colonoscopy) or indirect visualization will help to show t. ...Read more
Small lesion near cecum which needs CT scan. Colonscoopy last year did not have this. Bright blood, Hemoriods found in both colonscoppies. Cancer?
A consideration: Cecal lesions identified on colonoscopy really need confirmation. If something is confirmed (not always the case) it might be a benign polyp, a fecolith (solidified stool), or a small cancer. The bright red blood isn't particularly concerning for a cecal cancer as it is likely due to the diagnosed hemorrhoids. Follow your doctor's recommendations for work up with CT scan/other tests. Good luck! ...Read more
I had a colon resection for colon cancer and now have a ostomy. I'm having problems and a barium enema shows filing of the cecum. What would cause thi?
I"m confused: If you have a colostomy, and barium is injected into it, the cecum (the first part of the colon in the rlq) should fill. Now, if the barium is injected into your rectal stump and the barium fills, then there's a tract (fistula) between the rectal stump and the cecum, which is not normal. This should be discussed with the operating surgeon. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is Mildly Thickened Ileocaecal Junction and Caecum? What r d causes and treatment for this? Is this cancer if one has gen swollen nodes? Pls help
Nothing or everythin: thick ileocecal valve could be normal anatomic variation.or could be a sign of problem in the distal ileum or the cecum or both like crohn disease for example it depend on your symptoms and why the test was done it could be the appendix or any inflammatory process in the area and that could cause enlarge lymph node. of course cancer could not be ruled out i do recommend colonoscopy ...Read more
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