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What Could Be The Cause Of Bloated Descending Colon
Multiple: The possibilities include just "normal" gas. Gas can be caused by foods with a lot of insoluble fiber (roughage), or by lactose intolerance. Also excessively greasy foods can cause gas as well. Rarely, there are abnormal twists (volvulus) of the sigmoid colon which can cause bloating. Lastly, cancerous growths can cause a blockage and bloating of the colon. See your doctor. ...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
Evidence of mild wall thickening in descending colon, maximum thickness is 5.8 mm. What does it mean & is it a cause to worry? Is it related to cancer
Doubtful finding: It depends on why you had your Colon checked? So tell us your complete medical history and also what type of test was done which showed the colon wall thickening? . Any imaging study that shows slight/mild changes is of doubtful significance. So we have to rely more on your symptoms. Unless you have belly pain or problems with your bowel movements, you can ignore this finding. ...Read more
Went to the ER with a lot of blood in my diarrhea. They did a CT scan w/ contrast. There is mild diffuse wall thickening of the descending colon and parts of the sigmoid colon. Also noted was a umbilical hernia 1.3cm. What could cause the blood?
Inflammation: The findings you describe is what inflammation or infection may show up on a CT scan. There are may causes of these findings that could be cause abdominal pain, blood and mucous in the stool, and diarrhea for example. To complete the workup, you need a colonoscopy for possible biopsy and and the colon can be visualized. Treatment then can be started. I doubt the hernia is a significant problem ...Read more
Will pain caused by bowel cancer be always on the same spot or it can move to other locations, or be general? Pain in sigmoid, transv, descending colon.
Referred pain: Pain in one spot that has its source from another spot is what we call referred pain. Yes this is possible. ...Read more
I can feel what I believe is my descending colon when I palpate my LLQ. Feels painful when full/fecal. No diarrhea or bloody stool. Possible cause?
Get examined: You should not be able to feel your colon unless there is a mass. The most common mass, of course, is a large stool. Since you said you have pain when constipated, you should get that checked. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Had removed sessile polyp descending colon, reported to have vegetable matter, what bdoes this mean, thank you?
Anatomy?: The transverse colon is riding roughly horizontally on top of the abdomen and the distal part is the part which is closest to the part when the colon descends to become the descending colon. Just curious as to why you are asking this question since the info is readily available in the internet. ...Read more
Diarrhear for 2 years after removal of 1ft each of ascending and descending colon. How to treat it?
Ask for help: Removal of valve between small intestine and colon may allow more bile to enter colon, irritating it and causing diarrhea. Bile blockers like Cholestyramine often help, plus anti-diarrheal agents like imodium, (loperamide) calcium and fiber. Discuss this problem with your doctor (GI) or surgeon who may offer other solutions too. ...Read more
Child had colonoscopy done which showed some prominent lymphoid tissue in the descending colon. What does this mean?
Inflammation: Prominent lymph tissue usually signals some type of inflammation. Deciding what is causing the inflammation is the more difficult aspect here. It could be post-infectious (after a viral GI infection), could be a more systemic infection like mono, could be allergies/food sensitivities....The list goes on. Need to work closely with peds GI to determine if clinically significant and identify cause. ...Read more
6mm attached sessile polyp (in descending colon), 2-5mm rectum, diminutive polyps. Haven't gotten my results back yet from 7/2 should I be concerened?
3-5mm Sessile polyp removed from descending colon during colonoscopy. What are the odds it's a hyperplastic polyp? Should I be concerned?
Why was the colonoscopy done? Erythema means redness and it could be from many reasons, including chronic constipation. By itself is is not an item to worry about. You should discuss it with the doctor who performed the colonoscopy.
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Scope shows granularity in descending colon biopsy normal mucus in sigmoid mild diversticulosis mild improvement on mesalamine. What could this mean?
Colon granularity.: Discuss with your GI team.Get a more detailed answer ›
Had perforated colon. 5 inches descending colon removed. Do I still need to follow a diet for diverticulosis?
Eat well...: It's never too late to start eating well. At 45 with a history of diverticulitis, i'd recommend a broad diet with adequate fibre, and try to lower your fat content. It wouldn't hurt to add a cheap bulk laxative. You don't need to avoid seeds or salads, though I do suggest you limit your intake of nuts and popcorn - not an absolute moratorium, just not a daily diet. Good luck. ...Read more
Can I feel my descending colon if in thin? I feel a lumpy tubular thing a couple inches to left of belly button.
Yes: Very likely feeling the contained stool.Get a more detailed answer ›
My lower left descending colon area has a hard pinching pai, sometimes making it hard to stand up, I'm not sure its bowel, and think it may be muscle.
I recently had a colonoscopy, and the doctor completely removed a sessile polyp from my descending colon using cold forceps (size of polyp unknown). I?
Ok Then: What is the biopsy (pathology) repot which is important for immediate care. You have to find it from your doctor and also will advise you about what type of follow up care you need. . ...Read more
Chronic ab pain CT show submubmucosal enhancement and narrowing of sigmoid and descending colon now those areas are collapsed what does it mean?
My husband is 79 1/2 years old and have mass polyp on his descending colon. The doctor want to remove part of his colon, is emr another option?
Emr: It is a good way to remove large polyps but it depends on the size location and doctor. ...Read more
Had a colonoscopy d/t rectal bleeding dr said bleeding was from BP meds I take at night I had ulcers on the descending colon. What's the solution?
I am unaware of any BP med that would cause colonic ulceration. You CAN see that with non-steroidals like ASA, motrin etc.
Were the ulcers biopsied? That can be a sign of Crohns disease.
Where were the ulcers? If very low in the rectum can be from chronic constipation.
How old are you? ...Read more
How to tell if lower left abdomen pain is from descending colon or muscle? Dull pain, sharp when twisting body right. Had for 4 days slowly better.
Abdominal pain: Pain from muscle will completely relieve in certain positions, from colon it will remain. ...Read more
What can give you colon pain, mild but fairly constant, especially if you push on the descending colon with matter in it? I have bloody stool or dia.
Bloody diarrhea: Warrants urgent medical evaluation.Get a more detailed answer ›
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