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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?

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

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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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?

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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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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My MCH blood test always comes back slightly high is that enough of an indicator along with thickening of the cecum to suspect cancer?

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 (folic acid) 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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What does asymmetric thickening of the cecum and ascending colon with enlarged para-aortic nodes mean? Had thyroid cancer and stage IIC melanoma 2013

What does asymmetric thickening of the cecum and ascending colon with enlarged para-aortic nodes mean? Had thyroid cancer and stage IIC melanoma 2013

Question for your Dr: Whoever ordered the CT scan (primary doctor / oncologist) should interpret the scan report for you - it's important to follow-up after test. Asymmetric thickening means that one wall / side of the colon in these parts (the 1st part) is thicker than the other wall. The lymph nodes on either side of this thickened colon are enlarged. These are non-specific. A recurrence is poss, but a biopsy needed. ...Read more

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What causes the cecum to thicken ?

What causes the cecum to thicken
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Various conditions: Different conditions may lead to the thickened appearance including inflammatory, infectious and neoplastic conditions. ...Read more

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I have marked thickening of 1side of cecum. Rad. Recommended colonoscopy to exclude malignancy, PC disagrees what should I do?

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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Dear Dr..My sonography impression is Mildly Thickened Ileocaecal Junction and Caecum..What shall be the treatment? I Hv swollen nodes also? Kindly rep

Dear Dr..My sonography impression is Mildly Thickened Ileocaecal Junction and Caecum..What shall be the treatment? I Hv swollen nodes also? Kindly rep

It depends: We need to know about your symptoms that lead to doing an Ultrasound of the abdomen? Right now, I am not too concerned about your ultrasound findings. Tell us how you feel. Where are your swollen lymph nodes located? We need complete info and what your doctor has advised you to do next? Then we can guide you further. ...Read more

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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

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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I,have sever lower abdominal intermittent cramps ..With associated mucoid diarrhea and abdominal ultrasound suggested cecal thickening. What do I Do?

I,have sever lower abdominal intermittent cramps ..With associated mucoid diarrhea and abdominal ultrasound suggested cecal thickening. What do I Do?

See a specialist: You need to be evaluated by a skilled gastroenterologist for the possibility you have inflammatory bowel disease. This will require upper and lower endoscopy with biopsies. If you have inflammatory bowel disease, there are several medication options to help you get better. ...Read more

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Why does it hurt when I touch my cecum?

Why does it hurt when I touch my cecum?

How do U know cecum?: Causes of recurrent abdominal discomfort as described may be identified by first addressing signs/symptoms so as to localize the organ involved: in women: vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniation? Stressors? Other risks? ...Read more

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May need excision of cecum. What does that entail?

May need excision of cecum.  What does that entail?

Laparoscopic surgery: 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. ...Read more

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What is the function of cecum? What will happen if cecum is removed from the patient's body?

What is the function of cecum? What will happen if cecum is removed from the patient's body?

Cecum: The function of the cecum is not fully understood and studies. It's the first portion of the colon which holds the appendix. People can live without cecum and definitely can live without appendix. There are some suggestions that appendix may play a role in providing local and may be even systemic immunity to a certain extent. ...Read more

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I've been told I have a mucocele arising from my cecum. Not getting many answers.. and just need some sort of feedback :( ?

I've been told I have a mucocele arising from my cecum. Not getting many answers.. and just need some sort of feedback :( ?

An uncommon: finding (and usually it arises from the APPENDIX (which is actually a tiny appendage to the Cecum) It is a finding now more often seen since COLONOSCOPIES have become routine! Not to worry..just follow your GI specialists recommendation re re-examinations etc. Hope this helps! DR Z ...Read more