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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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Dr. James Lin
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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

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NORMAL appendix on CT scan for right lower abdo pain, nausea, temp. Free fluid Douglas pouch and thickening transverse colon. Possible causes?

Enterocolitis?: Thickened colon is usually sign of inflamed or infected bowel such as Enterocolitis. Your doctor can do blood tests, stool sampling , other imaging to exclude or confirm this diagnosis. Sometimes endoscopy is utilized. Medical therapy, antibiotics and antiinflammatory drugs , may be used. ...Read more

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Can IBS mimic appendicitis; lower right abdo pain and nausea? If yes, why? Does IBS affect the appendix area? CT showed thickened transverse colon

Can IBS mimic appendicitis; lower right abdo pain and nausea? If yes, why? Does IBS affect the appendix area? CT showed thickened transverse colon

IBS and colon: Colon thickening needs you to follow up with a gastroenterologist to get this checked and even biopsied. Irritable bowel symptoms usually improve with change in diet and taking probiotics. Keep me posted on the follow up with gastro. ...Read more

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I had abdominal pain. Ultrasound showed lots of fluid, CT scan showed thickening of colon. Also have WBC count of 17.9. Is thickening reversible?

I had abdominal pain. Ultrasound showed lots of fluid, CT scan showed thickening of colon. Also have WBC count of 17.9. Is thickening reversible?

Bowel Disease: I t looks like u have an inflammatory Bowel Disease or IBD, which may include Ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease or some type of Diverticulitis. They frequently get flareups with bacteria requiring antibiotics. As the name indicates, inflammation of bowel causes thickening which can be treated with, u guessed it, w 'anti-inflammatory' drugs such as steroids. Chr. inflammation may cause stricture ...Read more

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Recently had a CT scan is it possible for a remarkably thickened sigmoid colon, bulky uterus, and ovarian cyst over 5cm to be related? Concerned

Recently had a CT scan is it possible for a remarkably thickened sigmoid colon, bulky uterus, and ovarian cyst over 5cm to be related? Concerned

Guessing: This is hard to call form just a description of CT, not knowing any other clinical facts. Can say: 1) the bulky uterus is 100% unrelated to the other findings, the thickened sigmoid "may" be related to the ovarian cyst or vice-versa. A doctor who knows your whole history and exam could answer these for you, can't say more online. Good wishes ...Read more

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CT shows thickening of colon? Originally went in for stomach pains & burning in stomach. Ultra sound is good. Tenderness under breast bone above belly

CT shows thickening of colon? Originally went in for stomach pains & burning in stomach. Ultra sound is good. Tenderness under breast bone above belly

This is a: very nonspecific finding that can be due to a wide range of inflammatory, infectious, vascular, or neoplastic processes. Common causes are various types of colitis. ...Read more

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What does a thickened colon mean?

What does a thickened colon mean?

It means that ...: The walls of your colon (the last part of your bowel - usually goes around the outer part of the abdomen) has a thick wall. Remember this a tube... Thickening makes the inside smaller. Infection, inflammation and even cancer can cause it. It is usually seen on ct, MRI or even colonoscopy. You should have you doctor narrow the possibility list. ...Read more

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What is the reason for thickening of the mid transverse colon?

Depends: If this was diagnosed on a ct scan, it could mean anything from mild colitis to a cancer. Best to be evaluated by a gastroenterologist ; see if you need a colonoscopy or not. ...Read more

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Mild diffuse thickening of rectum and sigmoid colon--suggestive of infective-inflammatory colitis, what to do?

Mild diffuse thickening of rectum and sigmoid colon--suggestive of infective-inflammatory colitis, what to do?

CT scan finding: This sounds like a result from a ct scan. Okay to talk with your doc about this result. Depending on your symptoms, age, and history it may not have much meaning. However, it may need further evaluation, colonoscopy, lab tests, if you have lower colon symptoms, blood in stool, weight loss, change in bowels, fever, pain. Be well. ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
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Colonic (Definition)

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