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Thickening Of The Sigmoid Colon
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My CT scan shows 'diffuse symmetrical thickening of the wall of the distal rectum. Digital rectal exam recommended' worrisome? Bowel symptoms also.
CECT whole abdomen with rectal contrast shows mild thickening of mucosal folds in sigmoid colon. Is this finding significant?
Fold thickening: There are numerous causes of fold thickening, including inflammatory, infectious, vascular, and neoplastic. Sometimes the fold thickening seen on CT is not real, a false abnormality due to incomplete bowel dissension. Your doctor, in the context of your entire clinical picture, can best determine how significant it is. Colonoscopy may be useful if you have not had one. ...Read more
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
Mucosal thickening: Mucosa is the lining of the inner lumen of the bowel. The duodenum and jejunum are the first two segments of the small bowel. Thickening of these tissues can occur with a variety of conditions. It is not clear from you question if this was seen on ct or you plan to have a ct to "verify" its presence. Generally this may be followed up by endoscopy, referred to as egd. See a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
Need more info..: I would need more medical history. How was the condition diagnised? What were the colonoscooy or x-ray findings? Has there been past surgery or injury? Postoperative scarring from prior surgery can occur but often does not affect the left colon. Diverticulitis can can scarring and colon blockage, but unusual at age 39. ...Read more
Can mild thickening and fat in wall of large bowel including sigmoid colon and right colon on CT scan be normal?
Yes: While fat within the intestinal wall is often thought of as a reliable marker for inflammatory bowel disease, studies have shown that in the absence of clinical or other radiologic evidence of inflammatory bowel disease, the presence of fat in the intestinal wall may represent a normal finding. There is also thought to be some association with obesity. ...Read more
If by thickening: You r referring to inflammation then the etiology is either infect/ischemic/or malignany.Cts and MRI will show the wall to be thickened in each of the above causes.It can also be from chronic straining, prolapse and certain stds.Ulcerative proctitis is a type of inflamm. Bowel disease can also present as thickening in imaging studies. They are all diagnosed by proctoscopy with biopsies or cultures. ...Read more
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