thickened cecum

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Dr. Kristi Kohl answered:

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

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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).
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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

No

Diarrhea
A mass is a sign of cancer, but a thickened cecum is a problem. I assume they took biopsies. Talk to your gastroenterologist for a complete explanation.
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Dr. Bennett Werner answered:

Does anything about this justify having low BP? Thickened cecum, diarrhea at 1st now constipated completely, high WBC, and low kidney function.

No

Kidney
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.
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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

Diarrhea
It sounds like there is a lot going on. See your primary care doctor, and bring your ER paperwork.
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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

Swelling
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.
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Dr. Oscar Novick answered:

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

Bowel habit change

Diarrhea
I would recommend you see a gastroenterologist for a colonoscopy as soon as possible
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi answered:

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

Cancer
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.
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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

Cancer
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.
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi answered:

Does cancer of the cecum show up in blood work?

Perhaps indirectly

Cancer
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.
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May need excision of cecum. What does that entail?

Laparoscopic surgery

Intestine
Also called minimally invasive surgery, usually three or four small incisions are made in the abdominal wall, about 1/4 to 1/2 inch in length. Then a small tube is inserted into each incision and the abdomen in inflated to allow space to see the inside of the abdomen with a camera, mounted on one of the tubes. The cecum is removed and intestine reconnected with specially designed staplers.
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