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What Is Vascular Pattern Decreased Mucosa
What does granular and decreased vascular pattern mucosa in the stomach mean; I had an endoscopy yesturday and it said this then biopsies?
Often normal: Usually a variant of normal and biopsies should confirm that. ...Read more
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
Is this UC? Colonoscopy report: PR normal. Granular mucosa in the rectum & sigmoid (reduced vascular pattern). Subtle rectal & sigmoid inflammation.
Nodular mucosa: Generally speaking, mucosa, or the lining of the GI tract is relatively smooth appearing, except the small intestine, which appears like numerous fingers projecting from the mucosa. Nodular mucosa is a lumpy-bumpy appearance that can be benign. Generally it would be biopsied to assist in the diagnosis. ...Read more
Inflammation: Mucous membranes cover most of the internal organs and spaces of the body. If the mucosa is erythmatous, it means it is red and this usually means inflammed or irritated. This can be due to infections, trauma, auto-immune disorders and toxic agents that come into contact. In your case, it would depend on where, why and when. Discuss with your doctor if needed. ...Read more
Endoscopy?: Did you have an endoscopy? Mucosa is the name for the first layer of hollow organs like the nostrils, the airways, the guts, that come into contact with the outside world, so named because they secret mucus. So normal mucosa means that layer is normal. Polyp is the name we give to any extra tissue hanging from mucosa. Polyps can be either harmless or harmful. Usually a biopsy can tell difference. ...Read more
??: Oedematous Mucosa is generally associated with a sinus infection. The infection can be viral or bacterial. Majority start out viral, and are treated with increased fluids, decongestants which shrink the nasal mucosal oedema and help open the natural ostia of the sinuses and allow re-aeration and muco-ciliary drainage. Irrigation of the nose with normal saline nasal spray is helpful as well. ...Read more
Esophagitis: Esophagitis is unusual in a person in their 30s, but can happen. Omeprazole definitely indicated, at least for 8 weeks, probably longer. Important also is how and what you eat. Smaller meals, chew thoroughly, minimal spice, no alcohol, don't overeat. Eat slowly. Don't eat for 1 hour before bed time. For 2 weeks you might benefit from twice a day omeprazole -- ask doc. Mylanta every 2 hrs ...Read more
Colon target lesions: Sorry for confusion, but gastroenterologists commonly use the term "aphthous ulcers" to describe small ulcerations in the colon & small intestine. When terminology is applied precisely, the ulcers are associated with inflammatory bowel disease. Descriptively, but less precise, ulcers of similar appearance are seen in the lower GI tract with use of aspirin, with lymphoid hyperplasia, herpes, others. ...Read more
WaitForTheWhitesOf..: If bilateral it usually means something irritative, like the teeth scraping the sides of the mouth, but not always. In general, persistent white patches in the mouth may mean trouble, especially in smokers or ex-smokers and drinkers, especially if just on one side. But take no chances and see an ENT doctor or oral surgeon for a take-look. Chances are it's nothing but there's a small chance it is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Target lesions?: I am assuming that you are referring to a pale central area surrounded by a red ring. This is generally bowel prep artifact, however if there was any concern on the physician's part, a biopsy would have been taken. ...Read more
What cause the mucosa of the distal end to be markedly hyperaemic with multiple superficial erosions?
Clarification: The distal end of what organ are you talking about. Clarification needed. ...Read more
What does the statement "a diffuse are of mucosa in the terminal ileum was nodular" mean. I don't understand the medical language?
Ask GI doc who ordrd: This question's best answered by the GI doctor who performed the procedure & submitted the report. The GI doctor should explain its significance (i.e., if it correlates with your symptoms or not). "Diffuse" = widespread. "Terminal ileum" = region of small intestine near appendix / large intestine. "Nodular" means forming a mass or round spherical shape (nodule). TTYD. Good luck & thanks for asking ...Read more
Mucosa of the colon: At colonoscopy the doctor will describe the appearance of the mucosa of the colon during the examination. Granular appearing mucosa usually means there is a roughened or sometimes reddish appearance and often correlates with inflammation in the colon. The pathologist is the doctor who looks at the biopsy makes that diagnosis. ...Read more
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