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Ulcerated and vascular-patterm-decreased mucosa in the.Sigmoid colon?

Ulcerated and vascular-patterm-decreased mucosa in the.Sigmoid colon?

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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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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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What is erythematous and vascular-pattern-decreased mucosa in the sigmoid colon?

A description of the: Erythematous means red and decreased vascular pattern applies to the blood vessels that go through this area.Erythematous could be suggestine of inflammation. ...Read more

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Multiple foci of extramural vascular invasion present .... This was noted after the colon resection surgery. What this mean ?

Multiple foci of extramural vascular invasion present .... This was noted after the colon resection surgery. What this mean ?

This is aggressive C: This is a sign of very aggressive cancer, one more prone to spread and to recur. Additional chemo and Radiotherapy may be useful depending on the site of the primary tumor(for rectal cancers RT is commonly used). ...Read more

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What is multiple foci of extramural Vascular invasion ... This was noted on re path report after colon resection . Has it penetrated the bowel wall ?

What is multiple foci of extramural
Vascular invasion ... This was noted on re path report after colon resection . Has it penetrated the bowel wall ?

Vascular invasion: It doesn't sound like typical growth directly through the bowel wall but vascular invasion can lead to metastatic disease. Most carcinomas of the colon would travel via lymphatics, vascular invasion is rare in this type of tumor. ...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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What does incomplete distension of colon mean? Had a CT scan and that was included in results. what is incomplete distension of colon?

Nothing serious: It merely means that your large intestine was partially collapsed on the images, so the radiologist could not see all parts of them. It is not a sign of any sort of dangerous illness. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Had abd/pelvic CT scan. in pelvis write up, it says "incomplete distension of the colon does somewhat limit evaluation". What does this mean?

Had abd/pelvic CT scan.  in pelvis write up, it says "incomplete distension of the colon does somewhat limit evaluation".  What does this mean?

CT scan: Not necessarily does this mean anything "bad" or wrong. CT scan does not diagnose inside the colon for "polyps" which is why a colonoscopy is needed. It can though identify more commonly "Diverticulosis".. which are small pockets of the lilting of the colon. ...Read more

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Hello Doctors..i was diagnosed regenerative foveolar hyperplasia, lamina propria congestion, oedema , vascular ectasia. Any advice?

Hello Doctors..i was diagnosed regenerative foveolar hyperplasia, lamina propria congestion, oedema , vascular ectasia. Any advice?

Follow DR's advice: It is important for you to follow your DR's advice. Without a full medical history, and exam, it would not be wise to give you additional advice. ...Read more

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What is vascular dilation?

What is  vascular dilation?

Relaxed blood vessel: Blood vessels are not pipes. They have muscles in the walls and are capable of expanding and contracting to maintain your blood pressure and volume. Vascular dilation or vasodilation refers to the state when blood vessels are relaxed and expanded such as when you drink alcohol or put a hot pack on your skin. Vasoconstriction is the opposite. ...Read more

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Could you explain vascular dilation?

Could you explain vascular dilation?

Increase in lumen: of blood vessels occurs in response to certain medications, hormones and warm temperature. It also occurs in response to exercise. ...Read more

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Can you define vascular sclerosis and venous dilation and tortuosity on fundus exam? What does that actually mean?

Can you define vascular sclerosis and venous dilation and tortuosity on fundus exam? What does that actually mean?

Vascular retinopathy: Vascular sclerosis (or hardening of the retinal blood vessels), mostly in the arterioles, are associated with chronic effects of hypertension. Venous dilation and tortuousity, mean that the veins are dilated and more tortuous than normal. These changes are associated with slower drainage of blood flow out of the eye, and may signify impending vein occlusion. Requires retina specialist follow-up. ...Read more

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How common is loopy colons?

 How common  is loopy colons?

How loopy: most of people older than sixty and used to take a lot of laxatives, and used to strain, and suffered from constipation will have loopy colon, is more common than you think. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a question regarding collapsing colons?

What to do if I have a question regarding collapsing colons?

You can ask it on: Healthap. Please submit a clear & specific question about colons. Clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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Signs of a colon problem?

Signs of a colon problem?

Many and varied: Depending on the problem, signs can include nausea and vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, bleeding from the rectum, abdominal cramping, weight loss or gain or no symptoms at all. If you suspect some sort of problem with your colon, see your doc right away for an examination and evaluation. ...Read more

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I am scared of the colon prep ?

I am scared of the colon prep ?

Agree wDr. Himes: This shouldn't be a scary endeavor. The biggest thing to remember is that you mean to be near a bathroom once the medications take effect. ...Read more

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What is the function of the colon?

Large intestine: The colon (large intestine, large bowel) removes water, salt, and some nutrients forming stool. Muscles line the colon's walls, squeezing its contents along. Billions of bacteria coat the colon and its contents, living in a healthy balance with the body. Ref: http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/picture-of-the-colon#1 ...Read more

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What causes no air pockets in colon?

What causes no air pockets in colon?

Please specify: Please be a little clearer with your question. It sounds like you may be talking about diverticulosis, small weak areas of the colon wall. This is caused by chronic constipation and is very common in the american population, particularly as we age. If not, ? ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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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


Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Vascular (Definition)

"vasculum" ...Read more