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

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 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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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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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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