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Dr. Kristi Kohl
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Would a thickened cecum be caused by something or is something caused from a thickened cecum. If its found on CT should it be biopsied?

Dr. Kristi Kohl
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Would a thickened cecum be caused by something or is something caused from a thickened cecum. If its found on CT should it be biopsied?

Thickened cecum: Thickened cecum seen on ct may be from infection, inflammation (such as found in crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis), polyps or cancer (rarely) or it may just look thickened on ct. To know for sure, colonoscopy is needed to look at the mucous and rule out things that would need different management (inflammatory bowel disease or cancer). ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Board Certified, Cardiology
39 years in practice
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Does anything about this justify having low bp? Thickened cecum, diarrhea at 1st now constipated completely, high wbc, and low kidney function.

Dr. Bennett Werner
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Does anything about this justify having low bp? Thickened cecum, diarrhea at 1st now constipated completely, high wbc, and low kidney function.

No: Low BP is most likely related to reduced fluid intake. Have you lost your appetite with all of your gastrointestinal distress? Is your weight off a little (a sign both of dehydration and/or impaired appetite). Low BP is not harmful unless you're dizzy or passing out - if so, try to eat a salty meal and drink 3-6 liters of fluid per day. You may need to hold your BP meds but check with your doc. ...Read more

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Dr. Laura Davies
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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With being in the ER and finding I have thickened cecum, hi wbc, low kidney function, was diarrhea now constipated, pain in abdomen, now i find BP is low?

Dr. Laura Davies
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With being in the ER and finding I have thickened cecum, hi wbc, low kidney function, was diarrhea now constipated, pain in abdomen, now i find BP is low?

See your doctor: It sounds like there is a lot going on. See your primary care doctor, and bring your er paperwork. ...Read more

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Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
Board Certified, Urgent Care
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I've had diarrhea for 2.5 mo CT scan showed a thickened cecum doing biopsy next month. Is abdominal bloating a sign of cancer? I look pregnant

Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
Board Certified, Urgent Care
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Thanks for asking!: Bloating is a very nonspecific symptom. You should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Johnny Green
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Is there anyway a thickened and irritated cecum can cause pain and swelling of the left side of my back?

Dr. Johnny Green
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Is there anyway a thickened and irritated cecum can cause pain and swelling of the left side of my back?

Not likely: Inflammation in the cecum can cause pain low on the right side of your back but not likely the left. However, a thickened cecum can be a sign of crohn's disease (among other things) which can also have arthritis symptoms like back pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Board Certified, Radiation Oncology
42 years in practice
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My MCH blood test always comes back slightly high is that enough of an indicator along with thickening of the cecum to suspect cancer?

Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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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

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Dr. Marino Tavarez
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Lower Right abdominal pain-what would wall thickening of the cecum 2.8cmx4.9cm,suspicious for cecal mass. mild pericecal standing-no obstruction Mean?

Dr. Marino Tavarez
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Lower Right abdominal pain-what would wall thickening of the cecum 2.8cmx4.9cm,suspicious for cecal mass. mild pericecal standing-no obstruction Mean?

Needs to be: looked at first with Colonoscopy and biopsied and later possibly removed with surgery. Do not delay your treatment. Good luck ...Read more

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Dr. Leila Hashemi
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5 mm thickening of cecum 6-19-14 CT scan - ER trip on 7-22-14 with severe pain and vomiting and extreme on-going gas pains off and on for weeks now. WBC 19.6 + neutr 79+-pain stopped and was sent home?

Dr. Leila Hashemi
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5 mm thickening of cecum 6-19-14 CT scan - ER trip on 7-22-14 with severe pain and vomiting and extreme on-going gas pains off and on for weeks now. WBC 19.6 + neutr 79+-pain stopped and was sent home?

Colitis : You had a condition called Cecal Colitis, which is inflammation of your Cecum, there multiple reasons for this including infection, ischemia (lack of blood supply to the cecum), Inflammatory bowel disease and rare cases diverticulitis. I would suggest that you see an Gasteroenterologist for a follow up Colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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I have marked thickening of 1side of cecum. Rad. Recommended colonoscopy to exclude malignancy, PC disagrees what should I do?

Dr. Donald Jacobson
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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I have marked thickening of 1side of cecum. Rad. Recommended colonoscopy to exclude malignancy, PC disagrees what should I do?

Get a GI opinion: See a gastroenterologist and make sure that you take the films with you. Gastroenterologist should be able to tell you whether it needs to be further pursued. I would not wait long to get this done. Put it on your to do soon list. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Board Certified, Pediatrics
53 years in practice
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Diarrhea for 2 months now i can't go at all, is it because the cecum is thickened? There's no bowl obstruction. Can't hardly eat anything, so much pain

Dr. Oscar Novick
Board Certified, Pediatrics
53 years in practice
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Bowel habit change: I would recommend you see a gastroenterologist for a colonoscopy as soon as possible. ...Read more

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