Colonic ulcers differential diagnosis

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Avatar m tn There were presence of multiple patchy areas of ulceration seen in the colonic mucosa from rectum to hepatic flexure. The ulcers size ranged from 3 to 7 mm with surrounding erythema. The ascending colon, caecum, IC valve and 10 cm of the terminal ileum were normal. Impression - Infective colitis. The doctor also did biopsy & sent the sample to histopathology department for further analysis. Will get the reports in 4-5 working days. Once I get it, will update.
Avatar m tn Is there a differential diagnosis for genital herpes that someone can do at home? Just for those cases where it's clearly not obviously herpes, with classic oozing sores, prodromes, etc. For example, I have a patch of skin about the size of my thumb that's red and sore, on the shaft near the glans. Been there a week. I thought it was poison ivy due to the way it felt (patchy, itchy mild bumps in a line, irritated, slight oozing from the skin), but it wasn't that bad.
Avatar n tn I will see her in a week. Nexium is not having much effect. What is a differential diagnosis and what test can I have to deny or confirm ulcers? Is it possible to have multiple ulcers? I also suffer from tremors and am not on any medication except for nexium. By the way- I am a 32 year old female, I am 5/7 and weigh 110 lbs. I have lost 8 lbs in the past 2 months.Though I have always been thin, the weight loss is a concern of mine.
Avatar m tn If the endodontist does see something unusual and can not make a differential diagnosis, he/she probably will refer you to an oral pathologist or oral surgeon.
Avatar f tn Also the FLAIR technique adds little to the differential diagnosis. The calculation of magnetisation transfer ratio (MT ratio) may be useful to better characterise some entities, such as vasculitis, from multiple sclerosis. Differential diagnosis of multiple sclerosis: contribution of magnetic resonance techniques.
Avatar m tn I was wondering if my low body weight has to do something with intestinal problems? I have a feeling I had ulcers since long time. (Because the way I feel in abdomen). Negtaive for celiac disease though. Anyway, here are results from the endo, colonoscopy and biopsy. ______________________________________________________ COLONOSCOPY: Rectum, Sigmoid and descending colon with patchy hyperemia, erosions ABD Apthoid ulcers. ENDOSCOPY : Patchy hyperemia in stomach.
Avatar n tn Cramps in relation to bright red rectal bleeding may be suggestive of a partial colonic obstruction and very rarely suggest cancer .The possibilities that may need to be considered include GI motility issues as seen in IBS, infections, inflammatory bowel diseases, growths/ masses etc. You should seek consultation from a gastroenterologist to consider the possibilities mentioned above. Have a fiber rich diet. Once a specific cause is identified, it can be managed accordingly.
Avatar f tn Colonic diverticulosis, and there is a bowel loop medial to the cecum which has.a slightly thickened wall. This is probably the terminal ileum and is incompletely distended. Also a few mildly prominent mesenteric lymph nodes. And atelectasis in the right lung. Could.this mean cancer?
Avatar n tn Another differential for your case will be apthous ulcers or apthous stomatitis. This condition may also affect the mouth. However, unlike cold sores, they usually affect the insides of the mouth such as the walls and the roofs of the mouth. However, they may occur as small clustered lesions that may recur and persist for quite sometime. Source:http://altmedicine.about.com/cs/supplements/a/ColdSores.htm In your case, you have only noted the lesions to affect the lips.
Avatar m tn If this was food poisoning, it could be from bacterium E. coli or other which cause ulcers in the rectum. Well, this often goes with blood in the stool. In your case, instead of the blod this yellow liquid (may be proteins from colonic wall...) is coming out. One week is enough of waiting, so I think you should have a stool culture test.
Avatar n tn Not sure why you think you have colonic inertia because your doctor had a hard time performing a colonoscopy. Colonic inertia is extremely rare and indicates that the muscles of the colon do not function. It has nothing to do with the shape of the colon. You also do not develop this as a complication of surgery. I have colonic inertia and had my colon removed because of this 6 days ago. I am sitting in my hospital room as we speak.
Avatar n tn Hi, So sorry that I missed this post! It just slipped off my radar. How were you diagnosed with bechets? I'm assuming you've been tested for HSV 2 and are negative by IgG antibody test? Bechet's is on of the differential diagnoses for herpes. What symptoms are you having with your Bechets? If you are indeed immunosuppressed, it may be more easy for you to contract herpes.
Avatar n tn WinniWoo, I want you understand, that bleeding source has to be found and bleading stopped. If you don't do that, bad anemia may develop, and if this happens, they will have to investigate or operate you anyway. It's a question of life, not luxury. If you can't afford the cost, you'll surely find someone to donate some money.
Avatar m tn I saw a specialist at Stanford, but the colitis diagnosis seems to get in the way of finding a cause/cure for the constiption - which for me is more serious than the colitis. I have been reading more and more about colonic inertia and that seems to be quite obviously what I have. I know I need to get some more tests done to be sure, but I am now thinking surgery may be in the realm of possible treatments. I am only 28. I have had this problem for almost 7 years now. Any thoughts?
Avatar f tn However, in the past two months I have gotten recurrent and constant mouth ulcers. They have seemed to last longer than usual and I have not been ulcer free in two months. I took a oral HIV test at 9 weeks and it was negative. I have read that HIV can produce heterophile antibodies that will trigger a false positive mono test and that ulcers are a sign of early HIV. I have also read you can get HIV from oral sex. My question is, are both of these things true and might I have HIV?
198419 tn?1360242356 If you want to see a bit more on differential diagnosis, checkout the website diagnosispro.com - this is an online site intended for medical folks to use when determining differential dx. Pretty interesting stuff to see what doctors must think about. Thanks, Shell, for bringing this up- this is an important discussion to hold.
1225331 tn?1333365769 I scheduled an appt with my neuro for early April to discuss a differential diagnosis with him. It’s on the list for MS mimics. Several reasons why I’m kind of wondering if it is: About 2005 I started going to my doctor for shortness of breath. She thought it might be asthma & gave me albuterol. Since a little after that (about 2006?
572651 tn?1530999357 We have kicked around the differential diagnosis problems facing neurologists when looking at cases of possible MS. Repeatedly we hear how many options are out there for our symptoms. there is a great website - http://www.diagnosispro.com that allows you to put in a symptom and it calls up all sorts of possibilities. This site is intended for medical personnel to help narrow choices. For example, if you type in VERTIGO you get a list of 20 related possibilites.