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Vascular Ectasia Of The 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple foci of extramural vascular invasion present .... This was noted after the colon resection surgery. What this mean ?
What is multiple foci of extramural
Vascular invasion ... This was noted on re path report after colon resection . Has it penetrated the bowel wall ?
Multiple foci of extramural vascular invasion . What does this mean exactly in colon cancer pathological report after colon tumor was removed ?
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
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
Had abd/pelvic CT scan. in pelvis write up, it says "incomplete distension of the colon does somewhat limit evaluation". What does this mean?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe for someone with vascular ehlers danlos to undergo a CT enterography with lactulose? (given bowel distension)
You can ask it on: Healthap. Please submit a clear & specific question about colons. Clarify and re-ask. ...Read more
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
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