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What Does My CT Scan Test Report Indicate?

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Posted on Fri, 18 Mar 2016
Question: Hi there- I was hoping you could help interpret the results of my CT scan. I went into the ER this past weekend with what I thought was appendicitis. This was ruled out; however, the comments on the bowel were as follows:

Short segment of wall thickening of the cecum and proximal ascending colon with minimal surrounding pericecal/pericolonic fat stranding. This is centered at the level associated above, but the terminal ileum appears normal. Stomach, small bowel, and remainder of colon is normal. No right-sided colonic diverticula. Normal terminal ileum and appendix.

I have a family history of both Crohn's and intestinal cancer (my mom's father died at 37 from this). Not sure if that's helpful, but thought I would include.
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Klerida Shehu (27 minutes later)
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Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you for asking!
I read carefully all your concerns and Ct report and I can say as follows:
1.Your Ct findings like wall thickness of carcal region with right abdominal pain may be related with:
- acute bowel infection (viral,bacterial). This is why your doctor has prescribed antibiotics.
- IBD
- bowel cancer ( rarely)
2. If I were your treating doctor I would recommend to do :
-colonoscopy
The fact that you have a family history for both Crohn and bowel cancer strongly suggest you to do colonoscopy.
Hope it was helpful to you!
Dr.Klerida
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What Does My CT Scan Test Report Indicate?

Brief Answer: Please follow the suggestions below Detailed Answer: Hi and thank you for asking! I read carefully all your concerns and Ct report and I can say as follows: 1.Your Ct findings like wall thickness of carcal region with right abdominal pain may be related with: - acute bowel infection (viral,bacterial). This is why your doctor has prescribed antibiotics. - IBD - bowel cancer ( rarely) 2. If I were your treating doctor I would recommend to do : -colonoscopy The fact that you have a family history for both Crohn and bowel cancer strongly suggest you to do colonoscopy. Hope it was helpful to you! Dr.Klerida