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Thickening Of Cecum
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
Is there anyway a thickened and irritated cecum can cause pain and swelling of the left side of my back?
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
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
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
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
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
Lower Right abdominal pain-what would wall thickening of the cecum 2.8cmx4.9cm,suspicious for cecal mass. mild pericecal standing-no obstruction Mean?
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
Thanks for asking!: Bloating is a very nonspecific symptom. You should be evaluated. ...Read more
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
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
Dear Dr.I got sonography impression as a Mild Thickened Ileocaecal junction and Caecum and left Renal cortical Cyst..How can my surgeon treat this ?
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
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
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
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
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
Why is a right hemicolonectomy necessary if a polyp is just in the cecum? Why can't just the cecum be removed?
Ask surgeon: as they know all test results and is best qualified to answer your question. ...Read more
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