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What does a thickened colon mean?

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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.
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Dr. Robert Grieco answered:

What does Equivocal wall thickening of sigmoid colon and proximal rectum mean ?

Maybe thickened

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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.
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Dr. You Sung Sang answered:

What is the reason for thickening of the mid transverse colon?

Depends

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If this was diagnosed on a CT scan, it could mean anything from mild colitis to a cancer. Best to be evaluated by a Gastroenterologist & see if you need a colonoscopy or not.
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Dr. Stephen Lloyd answered:

Can you get colon cancer from wall thickening?

No

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Causes of wall thickening are usually inflammation. Still, you should continue to be checked until the thickening disappears.
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Dr. Martin Raff answered:

Would thickening of the colon cause a uti?

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Not usually, but would need to know more info about what is going on here to answer accurately.
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What does " underfilling of the colon" mean?

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I am sorry but for an answer I need you to clarify the context of this question. Where is this language from? Why was the test done? What else was ordered and written on the report?
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Dr. Ronald Krauser answered:

What does erosion in the colon mean?

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It may signify the presence of inflammatory bowel disease such as ulcerative colitis. Discuss this issue with the gastroenterologist.
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What does terminal ileum and colon mean?

Digestive system

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The gastrointestinal tract consists of stomach, small intestines and large intestine or colon. Terminal ileum is the distal part of small bowel that enters the proximal part of large bowel (cecum) at ileocecal valve.Small bowel contributes to digestion of food and colon usually storage area of stool.
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My colonoscopoy found toruosity of the colon. what does this mean and how do i treat it?

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This just means a very curved and tortuous colon. There is no cure for this.
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What does it mean to bleed "out" from colon cancer?

Hemorrhage

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"bleed out" is jargon for significant blood loss. generally requires intervention like transfusion, surgery, or embolization
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