Colonic thickening

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i went to the dr and he said i have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thick</span>ening around the colon and inflmmation to i had blood test done it also should inflammation im going for a colonoscopy to see what is going on just wonring if that means you can have colon cancer with the thickening of the colon. me help ginger This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/231072'>thickening of colon lumen</a>.
Jewel, there are a number of papers that suggest that gastric wall <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thick</span>ening can be a normal finding. However, as you know wall <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thick</span>ening can also be caused due to more serious problems. In this case, although I hate to say it, I think the only way to know would be via a biopsy of the involved areas of the stomach. Any other way of finding out would be pure guess-work.
On the ultrasound no hernia but the stomach wall shows significant <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thick</span>ening. Don't have the report yet to give exact measurements. Below is some history and other tests that have been done. We still don't know what is causing the thickening and my question is: what do I do now to diagnose the issue and be sure this is not stomach cancer? we have a lot of cancer in my family and i grew up next to a superfund site.
Apart from colitis, a decompensated colon with dilated small intestine and colon wall <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thick</span>ening can be due to volvulus. The <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>colon</span>ic segment is twisted and there is poor blood supply. This is a medical emergency and you should not wait a month to address this. colon cancer is another possibility. It could also be due to a recent surgery on the gut. Please consult your doctor regarding this. Take care!
there is persistent mild thickening of the wall of the mid to distal descending colon, uncertain whether it is secondary to true <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>colon</span>ic wall <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thick</span>ening versus secondary to incomplete distention. the pericolonic inflammatory changes noted on prior study has resolved. the sigmoid colon is well-distensible and redundant. the bladder is unremarkable. there are small inguinal lymph nodes. there is no free fluid." to this ct scan my husbands PCP did not recomment a colonoscopy.
Mural <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thick</span>ening, luminal narrowing and hyperemia are in keeping with on going diverticulitis, presence of adenopathy is concerning and biopsy of this segment is advised. There were no other focal colonic leasions. The scan in Dec 2008 also indicated some enlarged lymph nodes. Couple questions. Can the enlarged nodes i.e 7-8mm in short axis be due to the progression of diverticular disease.
Mural <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thick</span>ening, luminal narrowing and hyperemia are in keeping with on going diverticulitis, presence of adenopathy is concerning and biopsy of this segment is advised. There were no other focal colonic leasions. The scan in Dec 2008 also indicated some enlarged lymph nodes. Couple questions. Can the enlarged nodes i.e 7-8mm in short axis be due to the progression of diverticular disease.
There is hyperemia of the sigmoid mesocolon with adjacent adenopathy measuring between 7-8mms in short axis. No other focol <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>colon</span>ic leasions is seen. The <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thick</span>ening, luminal narrowing and even the hyperemia he said were in keeping with on going diverticulitis. The presence of adenopathy was somewhat concerning to the Radiologist. The surgeon (former Surgeon in Chief, specializing in Colorectal disease said he was a bit irrtated by the way the report was worded.
My CT scan read "Diffuse thickening of the walls of sigmoid colon No inflammatory changes are identified. Findings may be on the basis of muscular hypertrophy with multiple diverticula: however early inflammatory or infectious etiology cannot be entirely excluded. The study is otherwise unremarkable" How I feel: no pain, maybe mild discomfort, no diahrea, stools are normal, no vomiting or fever, slight cramping in lower left side,it seems i can feel swelling down to my anus.
Mild circumferential <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thick</span>ening of the distal esophagus , which may be secondary to esophagitis. Clinical correlation recommended. 4. Moderate sized fat containing umbilical hernia. 5. Mild splenomegaly and multiple small varices, which may be secondary to sequela of portal hypertension. 6. The prostate gland is enlarged. Clinical correlation, as well as, correlation with PSA recommended. 7. Mild colonic diverticulosis without evidence of diverticulitis.
Mildly prominent fluid filled small bowel loops with no evidence of obstruction. Suggestion of mild wall <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thick</span>ening involving the terminal ileum. Focal area of mild wall thickening involving a small bowel loop in the left lower quadrant. No significant inflammatory changes. HISTORY: colonoscopy May 2008 - Duodenal mucosa increased numbers of lymphocytes. Acute inflammation, villous atrophy, eosinophilia. Terminal ileal mucosa increased eosinophils up to 30. Occasional eosinophilic cryptitis.
FINDINGS: Focal area of bowel wall <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thick</span>ening in the ascending colon (series 2 image 50) could be physiologic, although colonic neoplasm cannot be excluded from this appearance. This finding was not present on the previous exam. A mildly enlarged and several mildly prominent mesenteric lymph nodes are noted in the right lower quadrant, which have increased slightly in size since the previous exam.
    Dec, 2008, CT with triple contrast, shows Bowel wall <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thick</span>ening with evidence of inflammatory changes in the sigmoid mesocolon.  Evidence of mild fatty haziness, and multiple enlarged lymph nodes in the mesocolon.  No evidence of abscess formation at this time.  Only recommendation from the Radiologist back to GI Spec was for interval endoluminal evaluation.  CT 1 year prior was very similar but with no finding of enlarged lymph nodes.
there is persistent mild thickening of the wall of the mid to distal descending colon, uncertain whether it is secondary to true <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>colon</span>ic wall <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thick</span>ening versus secondary to incomplete distention. the pericolonic inflammatory changes noted on prior study has resolved. the sigmoid colon is well-distensible and redundant. the bladder is unremarkable. there are small inguinal lymph nodes. there is no free fluid." to this ct scan my husbands PCP did not recomment a colonoscopy.
there is persistent mild thickening of the wall of the mid to distal descending colon, uncertain whether it is secondary to true <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>colon</span>ic wall <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thick</span>ening versus secondary to incomplete distention. the pericolonic inflammatory changes noted on prior study has resolved. the sigmoid colon is well-distensible and redundant. the bladder is unremarkable. there are small inguinal lymph nodes. there is no free fluid." to this ct scan my husbands PCP did not recomment a colonoscopy.
Was diagnosed w/descending <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>colon</span>ic diverticulitis w/out complications. Had CT scan & med report reads: "diffusely fatty liver displays subcentimeter 3 hypodensities. Their Hounsfield Unit measures from -23 to 11. Two large gallstones measure approximately 2cm each w/out pericholecystic fluid or bilary dilation. Gallbladder wall thickening is not present.
The endometrial cavity is irregular showing some areas of focal <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thick</span>ening with fluid. The fundal portion shows more irregular cahnges of the endometrial cavity. This is nonespecific and because of the patients' age again correlation with an ultrasound of the pelvis is advised for further evaluation. 7. The appendix is visualized and is normal and there is no evidence of colonic obstruction. 8. There is some nonspecific distention of the duodenal sweep which is fluid filled.
He gave me my CT scan results. They showed a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thick</span>ening of the colon wall in the cecum. What does that mean exactly? Can this cause pain? (I have had RLQ pain for months) He said something about terminal iliac disease? Or Crohn's? He wants to do another test of the small bowel. He has already done the upper GI and small bowel series. He said this test will show him more. I can't recall the name of it. He said it is similar to endoscopy and they use two kinds of contrast.
The endometrial cavity is irregular showing some areas of focal <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thick</span>ening with fluid. The fundal portion shows more irregular cahnges of the endometrial cavity. This is nonespecific and because of the patients' age again correlation with an ultrasound of the pelvis is advised for further evaluation. 7. The appendix is visualized and is normal and there is no evidence of colonic obstruction. 8. There is some nonspecific distention of the duodenal sweep which is fluid filled.
CT showed enlarged pancreas and duodenal <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thick</span>ening. I have recurrent bouts of abd. pain. When I'm in the shower and leaning over to wash my hair I get it. But when I stand up or lean against something it goes away. I have no weight loss and have a healthy appetite. My md is sending me to GI Dr. for upper endoscopy. What does it sound like I have ? Sometimes I get nausea too. Also I will get pain when I walk sometimes for a distance. Sometimes it even feels like pelvic pain.
There is prominence of the reticular vascular markings in the pelvic meso-colon and some <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thick</span>ening and irregularity of the sigmoid <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>colon</span>ic loop. This is a non specific feature but further assessment by colonoscopy or Barium enema is recommended. Also: There is some reduced attenuatium of the liver consistent with diffuse fatty infiltration of the liver but no focal hepatic abnormality or sclerotic changes are evident.
One saying eat fibre one saying dont and such like. Last week i tried <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>colon</span>ic irrigation. i was a new woman, for a couple of days anyway. I am now having colonics weekly along with weekly hot oil enemas and daily laxatives. And STILL no change... I suffer terrible pain and abdominal distension. I feel nauseos constantly and generally tend to vomit after eating, and when really bad, after drinking anything too. I am constantly tired and my eyes are becomming almost jaundiced.
Ultra sound showed Cysts found in Kidneys, Abdominal CT scan - Mild Hepatosplenomegaly w moderate diffuse fatty liver disease, Scattered <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>colon</span>ic divertidulae I requested full STD testing all Negative Right shoulder Surgery, arthritis with ligament entrapment/released. (This is what I remember) Start of Cognitive issues - MRI Brain - Scattered punctate foci subcortical and deep white matter tracts.
The distal end of the sigmoid colon there appears to be an area of narrowing and wall <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thick</span>ening,in fact there may be several areas of narrowing in the distal sigmoid.I seem to be getting the run around from my docters office and I`m pretty scared about the test report that I just noted above!I have a 3 year old son that is my life and I just want to make sure that I am healthy.What do you think my problem is?Any suggestions?
The distal end of the sigmoid colon there appears to be an area of narrowing and wall <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thick</span>ening,in fact there may be several areas of narrowing in the distal sigmoid.I seem to be getting the run around from my docters office and I`m pretty scared about the test report that I just noted above!I have a 3 year old son that is my life and I just want to make sure that I am healthy.What do you think my problem is?Any suggestions?
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For the Fluoroscpoic small bowel study. Conclusion Fold <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thick</span>ening in the distal ileum approximately 10-20 cm proximal to the terminal ileum. This is consistent with focal submucosal edema, hemorrhage or infiltration. Says the terminal ileum is with abnormality as is the rest of the small bowel. no mass lesion seen. The only results I am waiting on are the video capsule endoscopy.
Diarrhea is not usually a sign of gallbladder disease. You mentioned some <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thick</span>ening of the gallbladder wall. This may be a non-specific finding or a sign of gallbladder inflammation or liver disease. You may benefit from a HIDA scan to look for cholecystitis (gallbladder inflammation)or a CT scan to evaluate the area more thoroughly. You did not mention whether you have blood tests for liver enzymes.
The distal end of the sigmoid colon there appears to be an area of narrowing and wall <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thick</span>ening,in fact there may be several areas of narrowing in the distal sigmoid.I seem to be getting the run around from my docters office and I`m pretty scared about the test report that I just noted above!I have a 3 year old son that is my life and I just want to make sure that I am healthy.What do you think my problem is?Any suggestions?
The distal end of the sigmoid colon there appears to be an area of narrowing and wall <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>thick</span>ening,in fact there may be several areas of narrowing in the distal sigmoid.I seem to be getting the run around from my docters office and I`m pretty scared about the test report that I just noted above!I have a 3 year old son that is my life and I just want to make sure that I am healthy.What do you think my problem is?Any suggestions?