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What does thickening of the colon lining indicate?

What does thickening of the colon lining indicate?

Thickening on x-ray: The differential includes: inflammation (colitis, diverticulitis), infiltrative disease (like cancer), muscular contraction (like spasm), more. Don't put off a colonoscopy for definitive evaluation. In the meantime, for your piece of mind, a home FIT (fecal immunochemical test) can be performed & will pick up 79% of colon cancers with a single screen (the rate is closer to 95% for colonoscopy). ...Read more

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Colon (Definition)

The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...Read more


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Would thickening of the colon cause a uti?

Would thickening of the colon cause a uti?

No: "A thickening of the colon"...was this mentioned on a CT? In general, no, this would not cause a UTI. ...Read more

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Evidence of mild wall thickening in descending colon, maximum thickness is 5.8 mm. What does it mean & is it a cause to worry? Is it related to cancer

Evidence of mild wall thickening in descending colon, maximum thickness is 5.8 mm. What does it mean & is it a cause to worry? Is it related to cancer

Doubtful finding: It depends on why you had your Colon checked? So tell us your complete medical history and also what type of test was done which showed the colon wall thickening?. Any imaging study that shows slight/mild changes is of doubtful significance. So we have to rely more on your symptoms. Unless you have belly pain or problems with your bowel movements, you can ignore this finding. ...Read more

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What does equivocal wall thickening of sigmoid colon and proximal rectum mean ?

What does equivocal wall thickening of sigmoid colon and proximal rectum mean ?

Maybe thickened: The wall of the bottom part of your colon might be a little thick but it isn't certain. What that means is there may be evidence of inflamed tissue when the wall of the colon is measured but a normal colon is sometimes the same thickness. Most likely further tests will be needed, such as a colonoscopy. That will be a decision made by you doctor based on the clinical situation. ...Read more

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Ct for hernia. 30 minutes after drinking contrast i was getting the ct. No hernia but showed thickening of sigmoid colon said possible ibd. No symptoms?

CT scan: Ct scan or other radiology tests are just that, a radiologist interpretation of what they are seeing. Things seen on a ct scan may or may not have any clinical meaning for the patient. The ct scan may have only seen a normal contraction that your colon was doing at that time. Ask your doctor who ordered the ct scan if there is any meaning for you. You could have a follow up colonoscopy if needed. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of thickening of colon wall?

Maybe none: How was this thickening found? CT scan finding could see colon thickening of no consequence. May need colonoscopy to check significance if there is any concern. ...Read more

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I've got a thickened sigmoid colon and waiting to see a gastroenterologist. But I've just noticed I'm bleeding when passing stools wat could this be?

I've got a thickened sigmoid colon and waiting to see a gastroenterologist. But I've just noticed I'm bleeding when passing stools wat could this be?

A thickened sigmoid: colon (on CT scan?) indicates a type of colitis. It can be due to infection, like C. difficile, or due to ulcerative colitis (or proctosigmoiditis, technically) which is immune mediated. Your doctor should start by ordering a stool test for C. difficile. ...Read more

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I had a CT scan with result: diffuse bowel wall thickening in the rectosigmoid colon. Is this serious ?

You need a diagnosis: Diffuse bowel wall thickening in the rectosigmoid can be caused by diverticulosis, which is benign. It can be caused by inflammation (colitis) or ischemia, which is more serious. It can also be caused by cancer. You need to have this followed up to obtain a diagnosis. ...Read more

Colonic (Definition)

This is a combining term referring to some condition, treatment or disease of the colon. Such as colonic enema, colonic ...Read more