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What can cause ulcers in the colon?

What can cause ulcers in the colon?

Inflammation!: Most inflammatory diseases of the colon cause ulcers, eg. Uc, crohn's, but also seen with infections, trauma, ischemia ( poor blood supply) and toxic effects of some medications. Ulcers generally mean something has overwhelmed your body's natural defenses and imply something serious is going on. ...Read more

Dr. Jonah Essers
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Ulcerative Colitis (Definition)

Ulcerative colitis (ul-sur-uh-tiv koe-lie-tis) is an inflammatory bowel disease (ibd) that causes long-lasting inflammation in part of your digestive tract. Ulcerative colitis usually affects only the innermost lining of your large intestine (colon) and rectum.There's no known cure for ulcerative colitis, but therapies are available that may dramatically reduce the signs ...Read more


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Can magnesium cause ulcer in your colon and if so why?

Can magnesium cause ulcer in your colon and if so why?

I am not: Aware that magnesium does this. In fact it makes people have a bowel movement. If u have an ulcer in your colon best to take it up with the person who found it. Good luck. ...Read more

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I think I have chroans. I've had two camera done which showed ulcers in my colon the first time and then nothing in the second so they wont treat me?

I think I have chroans. I've had two camera done which showed ulcers in my colon the first time and then nothing in the second so they wont treat me?

Can be tricky : Crohn's can be very tricky to diagnose. Your physician will need to put all the medical info together i.e. Blood tests, endoscopies, imaging studies, physical exam and finally make a clinical decision as to what is your most likely diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a peptic ulcer compared to colon cancer?

What are the symptoms of a peptic ulcer compared to colon cancer?

Different: Ulcers generally cause upper abdominal pain, burning, radiation to back.Can include nausea, black tarry stools and weight loss. Colorectal cancer symptoms include blood in stool, change in bowels and weight loss. ...Read more

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Had ulcerative colitis for 15 yrs (confirmed by sigmoid and biopsies). Just had 1st colonoscopy, shows granular, loss of vascular pattern and minor ulcers in ascending colon, cecum, sigmoid and colon. Is this UC or chrons?

Had ulcerative colitis for 15 yrs (confirmed by sigmoid and biopsies). Just had 1st colonoscopy, shows granular, loss of vascular pattern and minor ulcers in ascending colon, cecum, sigmoid and colon. Is this UC or chrons?

Ulcerative colitis: All of the biopsies from colonoscopy showed inflammatory changes consistent with ulcerative colitis. The later is part of the spectrum of IBD but involves only the mucosal layer of the bowel. Chrons disease is a form of IBD that involves all layers of the bowel and can be recognized on scans of the bowel or deeper layers of bowel on bx. ...Read more

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Do ulcers in colon heal?

Inflammatory Bowel: Ulcers in colon could be the manifestation of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. It includes Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease. Ulcerative Colitis can affect the innermost lining of the large intestine(colon) and rectum. The treatment for some patients may include steroids, aminosalicylates, immune modifiers, antibiotics. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


Dr. Peter Ihle
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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