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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
Abdomen CT result. Annular constricting lesion suspected in descending colon. Extending 3 to 4 cm. Associated wall thickening.Does this mean cancer ?
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
If your CT scan results are " Red Alert " what does this mean?got an extremely thickened sigmoid colon and bulky uterus also cystic like change?
It means it needs: follow up right away. You need to discuss your result ASAP with the ordering physician! ...Read more
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
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