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focal colitis versus neoplasm

getting colonscopy tomorrow, this is what they are looking for.. have had lots of abdominal bloating and pain, no blood, irregular bowel movements though,also says the gallbladder is contracted, and thickening of colon wall. 5 cm...
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replied March 26th, 2009
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Sometimes, gastrointestinal imaging results show segmental colon wall thickening distally or bellow the segment affected with cancerous process, or, the thickening itself is the sign of malignancy.
Diverticulosis or colitis are another possibilities.
Because this finding isn't specific, colonoscopy is important to be performed to determine the real cause of wall thickening.
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