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What Does Thickening Of Colon Mean
It means that ...: The walls of your colon (the last part of your bowel - usually goes around the outer part of the abdomen) has a thick wall. Remember this a tube... Thickening makes the inside smaller. Infection, inflammation and even cancer can cause it. It is usually seen on ct, MRI or even colonoscopy. You should have you doctor narrow the possibility list. ...Read more
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
CAT scan of belly revealed colon wall thickening and I have been having awful belly pain . What does that mean ? Cancer ? Infection ? Inflamation ?
Impossible to say: from just the CT scan. cancer would be uncommon in a 27 year old, but not out of the question. You need to put the findings ( colon wall thickening) in context with what is going on clinically. Also, how long is the segment of wall thickening? Cancer usually is only involving a relatively short segment. Infection or inflammation can commonly affect a longer segment. Best wishes! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Absolutely not true: The colon does nothing but reabsorb water to maintain your fluid balance. Fats, sugars are absorbed in the small intestine and assuming you have had none of that removed. You can easily gain weight if you eat incorrectly and do not exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thickening on x-ray: The differential includes: inflammation (colitis, diverticulitis), infiltrative disease (like cancer), muscular contraction (like spasm), more. Don't put off a colonoscopy for definitive evaluation. In the meantime, for your piece of mind, a home FIT (fecal immunochemical test) can be performed & will pick up 79% of colon cancers with a single screen (the rate is closer to 95% for colonoscopy). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tortuous colon: were they able to finish the exam? sometimes it can make it difficult enough not to be able to get through. unlikely to cause any issues for you though - just make sure your BMs stay regular. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a range of haemoglobin 12 and RBC 3.75 a range to worry in males. Can this mean colon issues...Advise.
Possibly: There are several types of anemia, which are categorized as macrocytic, normocytic or microcytic (size of red blood cells); hyperchromic, normochromic or hypochromic (concentration of hemoglobin respective to red blood cell size). Normal hemoglobin/hematocrit range: 13.5-15/40-45. Acute blood loss due to gastrointestinal bleeding usually presents as normocytic, normochromic anemia. ...Read more
Colitis...: Inflammation and red patches (erythema) are hallmarks of colitis. The causes of colitis are many and include infection, ibd (inflammatory bowel disease), circulatory problems and drugs. Sometimes even the laxative bowel prep for colonoscopy can induce these changes. Biopsy of the lining of the colon during colonoscopy can often determine the cause and dictate proper treatment. ...Read more
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