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lower quadrant abdominal pain for several years

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Hi I have been having right lower quadrant abdominal pain for several years. I have also had ultrasound, mri and recently a CT SCAN. The CT scan impression was: Abnormal cecal wall thickening. Colitis not excluded. Mass lesion not excluded. I am also under the care of a GI specialist. What does this CT scan actually mean? My GI doctor didn't tell me much.

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replied April 10th, 2011
Hello and thank you for posting your medical question on E health forum.

From the description provided it seems that there is a thickening in wall of the colon, which is not clearly defined. Such a thickening, according to the radiologist could be

1. a inflammatory or infective lesion (called COLITIS)

2. A solid mass lesion, either a benign or malignant tumor, a polyp, absess, cyst, etc.

The next step in the evaluation process that your gastroenterologist might consider would be a colonoscopy with biopsy sampling for tissue diagnosis

You might consider to follow up with your gastroenterologist and seek his clarification and advice.

I hope this helps.


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