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Thickening Of The Sigmoid Colon Wall
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
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
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
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
Colonoscopy could not be completed as my colon is thickened and has severe angulation in the sigmoid colon due to a previous abcess. What next?
CT showed thickening and enhancement of sigmoid colon. Severe upper right quadrant pain for 3 months. What could be cause and what's enhancement?
First of all:
"enhancement\" refers to "hyperemia = increased blood flow=swelling...sometimes seen in inflammatory bowel disease. Secondly, your abdominal pain COULD be due to one of the various forms of inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn's diease, Ulcerative Colitis, Ileitis and it sound to me like you need a complete GI evaluation including endoscopies by a Board Certified Gastroenterologist
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My husband had polyps in his rectum and sigmoid colon. They were taken out by using a snare and were biospied showing to be malignant. He then had another rectal exam and biopsy of the cell walls this showed that the it did not spread into the lymph nodes
Team approach: It would be a good idea to see a multidisciplinary team of doctors (surgeon, radiation oncologist and medical oncologist) before finalizing a treatment plan. ...Read more
CT results show my mid proximal of sigmoid colon is remarkably thickened and there's several diverticula? What is this?
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
If your CT scan results are " Red Alert " what does this mean? Got an extremely thickened sigmoid colon and bulky uterus also cystic like change?
It means it needs: Follow up right away. You need to discuss your result ASAP with the ordering physician! ...Read more
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
Unclear: May indicate inflammatory bowel disease-talk to gastroenterologist. ...Read more
Your doctor can expl: The doctor who gave you this report must explain it to you, if you ask. It basically means that there is an ulcer in this lesion in your colon, where the cell are very active (proliferating). This may be a benign polyp, yet you need to get it removed as anything which is proliferating can turn into a cancer if you leave it alone inside for too long. ...Read more
Terminology: The junction is the area where the colon and the rectum meet and the recto-sigmoid colon is basically that small part of the colon above it. ...Read more
Not likely.: It would not be likely to be able to feel the sigmoid colon, unless it were particularly distended with very hard stool, which would be rather unusual. If you are feeling something in the left lower portion of the abdomen, I would contact your doctor for a physical examination to see what is wrong. Good luck. ...Read more
All: The colon on average is about 40cm in length. The sigmoid colon takes up the latter 10cm. Unless there wa a stricture or mass the surgeon or gastroenterologist should have seen the whole sigmoid colon. ...Read more
Get a colonscopy: Why was the sigmoidscopy reccomneed. Consider a full colonoscopy if you are concerned about colon cancer, such as having rectal bleeding, strong family history of colon cancer, etc. Although you are young for a screening colonscopy if you have any alarm features please do not stop at sigmoidscopy instead get a colonscopy. ...Read more
Growth=Polyp=Tumor: A growth in the colon, also called a polyp, is a tumor or growth of abnormal tissue. They can be benign (non-cancerous) or cancer. Benign polyps such as adenomas have potential to turn to cancer if they grow a long time. Other polyps, such as hyperplastic, usually don't turn to cancer. Some polyps may already have cancer in them. Colonoscopy with biopsy is usually needed to make a diagnosis. ...Read more
Would riding a bicycle cause my waste to reach the sigmoid colon any quicker than normal everyday activity would? Or would it have the same rate?
Is ultrasound able to show sigmoid colon to rule out diverticular pouches in a non emergency setting?
No, ultrasound: Is not very sensitive for detecting non-inflammed diverticula. ...Read more
What would cause the colon to have a grainy texture and nodularity and mucus in the sigmoid colon if biopsies are negative?
Biopsy does not show mucus.
They did not biopsy what they saw or it was not there when biopsied. Discuss with your GI Dr. ...Read more
Would riding a bike while standing cause waste to reach my sigmoid colon, even if I went to the loo and pooped out as much as I could beforehand?
No difference: None of these different activities would make a difference since there is only one way for waste to be eliminated... ...Read more
Ulcerative Colitis: Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease that can have ulceration and decreased vascular patterns in the sigmoid colon. Common symptoms are weight loss, frequent diarrhea (usually bloody) & abdominal pain. Uc occurs when your immune system cannot control the inflammation. See your doctor immediately if you are having these symptoms. ...Read more
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