Sigmoid colon pain patients

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Avatar m tn m a 52 year old male and this was my first major surgery, had my tonsils out as a child. I had 7 inches of my sigmoid colon removed. I was given the impression that in 2-3 months I'd be "as good as new". I still get tired more easily, have abdominal pain, blood when I wipe sometimes, not constipated but not quite right also.
Avatar f tn I have recently had some pain in the same area as where is was the first time. I was wonder can it return after having the sigmoid part of the colon removed..and how likely is it. Or could it also just be spasms where it was fixed? The pain is not nearly as bad as it was. I just dont want to be getting sick again. And what can I do to keep it from happening again. I am 37 years old.
Avatar n tn Hi, I had a sigmoid colon resection a little over 3 months ago. My doctor has me on a high fiber diet (30 grams) per day. The FiberOne line of foods are wonderful and very high in fiber. I eat the cereal (13 grams), yogurt (5 grams) and the granola bars (9 grams), plus lots of fruits and veggies. Since the surgery I have 4 -5 bowel movements a day.
Avatar f tn I feel a hard lump on my left side the size of a lentil when I press on my colon. What causes an abnormal T-2 signal? What causes wall thickening in the sigmoid colon? I had a follow-up with a PCP and he did not think I needed surgery, and would not explain the abnormal MRI tests. What should I do?
Avatar f tn in the left colon in the region of the descending colon and junction with sigmoid colon, there is wall thickening with adjacent inflammatory changes suggestive of diverticulitis. the possibility of an underlying neoplastic process cannot entirely be excluded. i recommend a follow up endoscopy when the patients symptoms improve." my husband followed up with his PCP after he finished his antibiotics. she recommended a second ct to see if the colon had healed.
Avatar f tn My question is, is the left ovary located in the front, with the sigmoid colon running behind it, or is the left ovary and sigmoid colon side by side or is the left ovary located behind the sigmoid colon? The reason for this is because I can feel a lump in my lower left side, right where I think my left ovary is located, however, know that the sigmoid colon is located in this same area and so I'm trying to determine whether the lump is caused by my ovary or by my colon?
Avatar f tn This is a very rare combination of diverticulitis of the sigmoid colon and arthritis. There is no name of this disease or reason for why it occurs. Very few cases have been reported and documented in medical history. As he has already been cured of diverticulitis by surgery and all his parameters tested near a Rheumatologist are negative clearly suggest he does not have any auto immune disease.
533880 tn?1237612452 in the left colon in the region of the descending colon and junction with sigmoid colon, there is wall thickening with adjacent inflammatory changes suggestive of diverticulitis. the possibility of an underlying neoplastic process cannot entirely be excluded. i recommend a follow up endoscopy when the patients symptoms improve." my husband followed up with his PCP after he finished his antibiotics. she recommended a second ct to see if the colon had healed.
Avatar f tn My question is, is the left ovary located in the front, with the sigmoid colon running behind it, or is the left ovary and sigmoid colon side by side or is the left ovary located behind the sigmoid colon? The reason for this is because I can feel a lump in my lower left side, right where I think my left ovary is located, however, know that the sigmoid colon is located in this same area and so I'm trying to determine whether the lump is caused by my ovary or by my colon?
Avatar f tn In 1940, Schatzki (1) stated, “The difficulty in differentiating diverticulitis, particularly of the sigmoid colon, from a carcinoma is as old as the knowledge of diverticulitis as a disease.
Avatar m tn Yet in my recent colonoscopy,my GI found 10+ polyps scattered around my traverse colon, sigmoid colon, and rectum. The largest one of size 2.5cm turned out to be cancerous and I had to have a radical emergency surgery to get 10cm of my sigmoid colon & rectum resected. I also did genetic testing which turned out negative. As far as reducing polyps, the only thing I know is to avoid red meat. I'm afraid that there's nothing much you can do with it.
Avatar m tn Recurrence summer 2018 in the pelvic area, tumor pressuring sigmoid colon and ureter. Started Folfiri 8/2018 to 8/2019. Stable for 111 months, Folfiri stopped worked during summer 2019. Surgeries in October to place a double J in ureter and stent in sigmoid colon, then did 5 radio therapies. Rx to start Folfox after radio. Done 1 cycle. The only heavy side effect was constipation.
Avatar n tn I also have some wall thickening, spasms (very painful) in my large intestine and a tortuos sigmoid colon. I was offered surgery to remove 30cm of my large intestine or antispasmodic medication. The medication has eased the spasms although I'm still in pain but not all the time (but for a large part of the day still). Will surgery still be necessary? Am I just putting off surgery with the medication. I have read it's a progressive chronic condition. Is that correct?
Avatar f tn This was traditionally done for familial polyposis and typically results in 5 or 6 stools daily. What has been a much better compromise has been to remove the sigmoid colon when this has been the focus of the diverticulitis. Although there is still a chance of future diverticulitis the chance is reduced by approximately 90%. it sounds like what your surgeon was saying was that, at that time, all of your diverticulae were in the area that was taken out.
Avatar n tn I had my colonoscopy today and he said he found 2 polyps in the sigmoid colon and biopsy a thickened fold in the sigmoid colon. Also said I have Diverticulosis of the sigmoid colon. Does anyone know what this means?
Avatar n tn I had the colonoscopy this morning and the pictures showed red ulcers in my lower sigmoid part of the colon and some inflamtion (but not real noticeable ulcers) in parts of the traverse and left side of the colon, but none on the right side or near the appendix and small intestines. The GI took some biopsies and wouldn't commit to UC until he had a pathologist look over the biopsies. My question is, is there anything else that could cause these ulcers and inflammation?
Avatar f tn Particularly if the adhesions are located on a loop of small bowel or sigmoid colon. These structures are not stationary in your abdomen and move freely about. Because of that movement, a loop of bowel can get twisted around scar tissue and cut it off just like a kink in a hose. The intestines can unkink just as quickly as they kinked closed.
Avatar f tn Hi, what your doctor said is true. Only when the diverticula are inflamed they cause pain. The pain described by you could be due to gastroenteritis, which is infection of the intestines. Amoebiasis is another infection, which can cause similar symptoms. Other common causes are constipation and indigestion. So, don't worry and discuss these options with your doctor when you happen to meet him next time. Regards.
Avatar f tn in the left colon in the region of the descending colon and junction with sigmoid colon, there is wall thickening with adjacent inflammatory changes suggestive of diverticulitis. the possibility of an underlying neoplastic process cannot entirely be excluded. i recommend a follow up endoscopy when the patients symptoms improve." my husband followed up with his PCP after he finished his antibiotics. she recommended a second ct to see if the colon had healed.
Avatar n tn My husband had 12" of sigmoid colon removed/resectioned 6 weeks ago due to a malignant tumor. He is lucky that it was only stage I and needs no other treatment, but he is very constipated. The surgeon told him to take Citrucel and more fiber in his diet as well as drink a lot of water. It's not working. He started taking some Miralax, which did help, but then caused him to run to the bathroom all day! Is this something that will get better as time goes by?
Avatar f tn The other one would leave 6 – 8 inches of my sigmoid colon. Do you know which of these is most often done for colonic inertia? Is one more effective than the other? In addition, the one taking my entire colon would join the small bowel to the rectum at a right angle. The other one would attach the small bowel going straight down into the sigmoid colon. Do you know which of these techniques is best? It seems like going straight down would be but I’m not sure. Thanks much!
Avatar n tn I recently had a colonoscopy, which revealed tubulovillous adenoma, 1 CM, with focal high grade cell dysplasia. The doctor removed the polyp, with a diagnosis appearing to be free of dysplasia. Frankly, I am from the Boston area and now reside in Florida. I have a LOT more confidence in a Boston doctor's opinion. I am 54 years old, smoke and drink occasionally. The doctor suggests I have another colonoscopy in 6 months.
Avatar f tn The other one would leave 6 – 8 inches of my sigmoid colon. Do you know which of these is most often done for colonic inertia? Is one more effective than the other? In addition, the one taking my entire colon would join the small bowel to the rectum at a right angle. The other one would attach the small bowel going straight down into the sigmoid colon. Do you know which of these techniques is best? It seems like going straight down would be but I’m not sure. Thanks much!
Avatar n tn Would tortuous sigmoid colon contribute or be the cause of incomplete distention on a virtual colonoscopy? The gastroenterologist was unable to complete a regular colonsocsopy due to possible adhesions or diverticulitis in sigmoid colon at the first turn. Thank you. This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/231075'>tortuous colon</a>.
Avatar f tn 5 years before and was found to have one small hyperplastic polyp in his sigmoid colon (lower colon) In Jan. of 2009 he started having right rib area pain that came and went, but returned over a two week period more intensely. He went to the hospital and was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer with the primary tumor in the hepatic flexure (where colon lies close to the liver). He died in 8/2009.
Avatar f tn On the other hand, colonoscopy evaluates only rectum, sigmoid colon, descending colon, transverse colon, ascending colon, and terminal ileum (very end of small bowel).
Avatar m tn Hi, is it a tortuous colon? a tortuous sigmoid colon, also referred to as a "redundant" colon, is one that is longer than it should be. If it manages to become twisted because of its elongation, it can begin to cause severe cramps, gas and bloating as well as stools that are not always regular. Because its a structural abnormality, dietary changes may not help much, but you can focus on preventing constipation. Drink plenty of water.