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CT scan shows enlarged colon. Have abdominal pain. History of IBS. Have pain and diarrhea

I had a ct scan and they couldn t see my appendix, however my colon ( cecum area) was about 3 times the size of the rest of my colon....I had some RLQ abdominal pain and pain above my naval. I have a strong history of IBS , Diverticulae and Adhesions. couple episodes of stabbing pain...other than that it is just tender, And diarrhea with the stabbing pain. No fever, two normal CBC s 6 hours apartand all other normal bloodwork (everything was run) What would the inflammed area of the colon be from?
Asked On : Sat, 9 Feb 2013
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I would like to know whether you are using any medication for constipation like lactulose/lactitol.
It can distend the caecal area.Other wise IBS and Adhesions both may lead to dilated colon and pain abdomen as you are suffering from.I guess you are admitted in hospital right now and your Doctors might be managing you conservatively.I suggest you to undergo Colonoscopy after stabilization and it may suggest the pathology if any.
I wish you Good health soon
Answered: Sun, 10 Feb 2013
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