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What causes thickening of colon wall?

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Posted on Mon, 2 Nov 2015 in Liver and Gall Bladder
Question: My grandson has just been told his colon is hardening. What exactly is this, and what
could have caused it. We do not know what treatment he will receive yet.
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I appreciate your concern

There is no specific term to explain hardening of the colon. The colon is associated with inflammatory pathology such as ulcerative colitis in which there is inflammation and prolonged exposure to the disease can increase chances of malignancy. If colonoscopy or a barium study was then the report can be uploaded to comment on it accordingly. Treatment would depend upon the cause.

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