Sigmoid colon pain symptoms

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Avatar n tn If I just had the simoidoscopy a year ago could it be colon cancer that is causing alot of pain in my lower side? Are these tests good for finding colon cancer in the sigmoid and descending colon? The reason I havnt had a colonoscopy is because I cannot have sedatives. Is there a chance that colon cancer comes that quickly after the Flex-sig? I am really scared. I thought I saw blood in the toilet. I am so afraid. Is colon cancer diagnosed alot around my age?
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 f tn Can someone please advise on what should all these be indicating and how should he would have been treated ? The patient latedr developed sigmoid colon perforation . An emergency Laparotomy was done but the patient did not survive a day. He passed away and the reason cited was peritonitis and septic shock leading to multiorgan failure. Is it not possible to save a person who does not have any history of problems earlier and all of a sudden had this perforation ??
Avatar f tn I had a colon cancer last June. The cancer was in my sigmoid which has been removed during the surgery. After the surgery I'm having continuosly right abdominal pain and back pain. After the ultrasound and MRI my doctor said that I have adenomyosis and endometriosis that is attached with my rectum, rectosigmoid and servix. My doctor advised that she can't do the surgery to remove the endometriosis because she is scared that she will create a hole on my rectum.
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 f tn Then came a colonoscopy with a diagnosis of IBS (Spastic sigmoid colon was the major problem). I went to a psychiatrist who diagnosed depression and he put me on remeron. The only problem now is that i still have gas and irregular bowel movwments. Should i be concerned about having something more than just depression or IBS?
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 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 Arthritis promptly improved after surgical resection of the sigmoid colon, and 30 months later the patient is free of symptoms in the previously affected joints. CONCLUSIONS: Five cases of diverticulitis-associated arthritis have been reported. The similar case reported here reconfirms that joint disease has a limited response to medical approaches. Colon resection is recommended for patients with diverticulitis-associated arthritis which does not respond promptly to antibiotic therapy.
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 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!
987242 tn?1335490770 I under went a colonoscopy on Thursday and they found inflammation and diverticulitis in the sigmoid colon. He also found something at the other end of my colon and is awaiting biopsy results. What I don't understand is my symptoms don't match diverticulitis and have been on going for over a decade. In 2001 I started having bloody bowel movements with extreme abdominal pain, I also lost forty pounds in six months.
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 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.
Avatar f tn From wikipedia - Important organs of the left lower quadrant include part of descending colon, sigmoid colon, left ovary and Fallopian tube or left uterine tube. If abdominal pain or signs of peritonitis are localised in the left lower quadrant, the suspicion is increased for such conditions as colitis, diverticulitis, ureteral colic or pain due to ovarian cysts or pelvic inflammatory disease. Examples of tumors in the left lower quadrant include colon cancer or ovarian tumor.
809130 tn?1238409776 The appendages are situated along the entire colon, but are typically more abundant and larger in the transverse and sigmoid colon areas. The appendages vary considerably in size, shape, and contour and can be mistaken for diverticular pouches in some cases. The appendages are presumed to serve a protective and defensive mechanism in the abdominal cavity. Each appendage encloses small branches of an artery and vein that supply the corresponding segment of the colon.
Avatar n tn constipation, bloating, diarrhea from laxative, blood coming out of rectum, cramping, pain around the area of sigmoid colon, descending colon, lower abdomen.