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what does the Diagnosis "terminal ileitis to rule out Crohns disease" means?

I don't understand...terminal ileitis is another name for crohns disease????
http://www.webmd.com/ibd-crohns-disease/crohns-disease/what-is-crohns-disease  (+ info)

colonoscopy yesterday found ileitis?

im 24 year old , and had a colonoscopy yesterday and they found mild ileitis?whats is it?

Apple, the ileum is a part of your colon, itis means inflamation so part of your colon is midly inflamed, not really a big deal the doc will probably get you tp take anti-inflammatory drugs for a little while. Good Luck Rita V  (+ info)

What causes ileitis?

Just recently had a colonoscopy with ileoscopy with biopsy. Lab results came back saying, "The ileal biopsies show an active ileitis with features suggestive of chronic ischemic injury. Although the differential diagnosis includes NSAID-induced damage and Crohn's disease, NSAID-induced damage is favored in these biopsies." My doctor has already ruled out Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis, and I don't take any anti-inflammatory drugs. What else could cause the ulcer in my ileum? Thanks

Go to a different doctor for a second opinion. Good luck!!!!  (+ info)

what is non specific colitis and what causes it?

also is gastritis, ileitis bad? what causes these things. is it curable or deadly?
i do not have any pain or anything.
i just get bloated fast and easily
and feel full fast when i eat

It is inflammation of differant parts of the bowel. Medication can help to calm it down. If medication doesn't work you can have the affected part removed and be cured. It is not deadly, don't worry.  (+ info)

still having lower abdominal pain what could be wrong?

im 24 and a week ago i had a colonoscopy done. they found mild ileitis , and a Internal hemorrhoid. a month ago i had a endoscopy done , they found hatial hernia, and gastritis which was treated.im still constipated,have lower abdominal pain, a little blood in stool(which im not sure if it comes from all the red berries i been eating). i had a pap smear done , urine , and blood test all came back negative. what could it be?

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Does anyone on this site suffer from Crohn's disease and/or Ulcerative Colitis?

I have crohn's and ulcerative ileitis and I take Entocort. It is not helping and I want to know if anyone has tried entocort or not and if it worked for them. also, has anyone had a surgery for it? If so, did it help? Is there a particular diet that you follow?

I have Crohns and have taken entocort. prendisone does work better but the Entocort has less bad sid effects. I only use the Entocort for flare ups.Mainly I am much better in the past few years since I started on a maintainence med Imuran ... I have had 3 bowel resections also. If your onlt taking Entocort thats fine to get the flai up under control but you need to be on a daily med like Imuran or 6-MP.
As to diet everyone is different as to what bothers them find the foods that for you cause problwms and avoid them usually dairy nuts ,salads, spicier foods, new studies have shown that many with crohns do not tolerate sugar very well either so avoid lot of sweet sugary foods.  (+ info)

im worry ,what could it be?

im 24 year old and last week i have a colonoscopy . they find mild ileitis , and a Internal hemorrhoids.im still having a little blood in stool. im not sure is it from my hemorrhoids or the berries i've been eaten(black berries, raspberry, strawberry).im constipated , and have abdominal pain. month ago i had an endoscopy , they found a hatial hernia , and gastritis. my doctors ran blood test , urine test, xray , but they didnt find anything . what could it be?

Well, they did find things. The doctor told you mild ileitis, so you have inflammation in your small intestine, and you have internal hemorrhoids, so they can bleed. You have a hiatal hernia so your stomach is being pushed by a weakness in your diaphragm (the muscle to help you breathe) and gastritis, which is inflammation in your stomach. As I read this question, you have a lot of gastrointestinal stuff going on here. What kind of treatment has your doctor suggested? Medications to lessen the acid in your stomach? Surgery for the hernia? Stool softener or steroid creams for the hemorrhoids? Please write down your questions on a piece of paper and take them with you when you see the doctor. I hope your follow-up appointment is soon, so you get a clear picture of where to go from here.  (+ info)


what is the pathophysiology of typhoid ileitis?

The more important phenomena of typhoid fever will be better understood by a brief reference to the principal pathological changes which take place during the disease. These relate for the most part to the intestines, in which the morbid processes are highly characteristic, both as to their nature and their locality. The changes (to be presently specified) are evidently the result of the action of the contagium on the system, and they begin to show themselves from the very commencement of the fever, passing through various stages during its continuance. The portion of the bowels in which they occur most abundantly is the lower part of the small intestine (ileum), where the "solitary glands" and "Peyer's patches" on the mucous surface of the canal become affected by diseased action of a definite and progressive character, which stands in distinct relation to the symptoms exhibited by the patient in the course of the fever. These glands, which in health are comparatively indistinct, become in the commencement of the fever enlarged and prominent by infiltration due to inflammatory action in their substance, and consequent cell proliferation. This change usually affects a large extent of the ileum, but is more marked in the lower portion near the ileo-caecal valve. It is generally held that this is the condition of the parts during the first eight or ten days of the fever. These enlarged glands next undergo a process of sloughing, the inflammatory products being cast off either in fragments or en masse. This usually takes place in the second week of the fever. Ulcers are thus formed varying in size according to the gland masses which have sloughed away. They may be few or many in number, and they exhibit certain characteristic appearances. They are frequently, but not always, oblong in shape, with their long axis in that of the bowel, and they have somewhat thin and ragged edges. They may extend through the thickness of the intestine to the peritoneal coat and in their progress erode blood-vessels or perforate the bowel. This stage of ulceration exists from the second week onwards during the remaining period of the fever, and even into the stage of convalescence. In most instances these ulcers heal by cicatrization, leaving, however, no contraction of the calibre of the bowel. This stage of healing occupies a considerable time, since the process does not advance at an equal rate in the case of all the ulcers, some of which have been later in forming than others. The word "enteric" has been substituted for "typhoid" by the Royal College of Physicians in the nomenclature of diseases authorized by them, and the change was officially adopted by all departments of the British government. Its advantages are doubtful, and it has been generally ignored by those foreign countries which used the word "typhoid." "Enteric" is preferable in ',that it cannot be confounded with "typhus" and bears some relation to the nature of the affection, the characteristic feature of which is a specific inflammation of the small intestine; but it is not sufficiently distinctive. There are, in truth, several enteric fevers, and the appropriation of a term having a general meaning to one of them is inconvenient. Thus it is found necessary to revert to the discarded "typhoid," which has no real meaning in itself, but is convenient as a distinctive label, when speaking of the cause of the disease or some of its symptoms. We have the "typhoid bacillus," "typhoid stools," "typhoid spots", "typhoid ulcers," &c. The word "enteric" cannot well be applied to these things, because of its general meaning. Consequently both words have to be used, which is awkward and confusing.
Even when convalescence has been apparently completed, some unhealed ulcers may yet remain and prove, particularly in connexion with errors in diet, a cause of relapse of some of the symptoms, and even of still more serious or fatal consequences. The mesenteric glands external to, but in functional relation with, the intestine, become enlarged during the progress of the fever, but usually subside after recovery.

Besides these changes, which are well recognized, others more or less important are often present. Among these may be mentioned marked atrophy, thinning and softness of the coats of the intestines, even after the ulcers have healed - a condition which may not improbably be the cause of that long-continued impairment of the function of the bowels so often complained of by persons who have passed through an attack of typhoid fever. Other changes common to most fevers are also to be observed, such as softening of the muscular tissues generally, and particularly of the heart, and evidences of complications affecting chest or other organs, which not infrequently arise. The swelled leg of fever sometimes follows typhoid, as does also periosteal inflammation.  (+ info)

Can someone please translate this medical report? Could this indicate cancer? Lymph problems?

"Superiorly in the medial segment of the left liver lobe there are two or three attenuation nonenhancing regions, which appear to be a number of tiny cycst. There are no enhancing liver nodules. There may be an additional tiny cyst in the inferior right liver lobe. There is possible layering of some minimally radiopaque gallstones in the low gallbladder neck. The wall is not thickened. There is no pericholecystic fluid. There is no gross bile duct dilation. The spleen and pancreas images are unremarkable. The adrenal glands are normal in size.The kidneys are not obstructed.There are no significant renal masses. There are no dominant renal stones. There is a peripelvic cyst on the left measuring approx 12mm. There is minimal aoritc calcification. There is no aneurysm. There are a few shotty periaortic lymph nodes in the infrarenal region. None are individually pathologic. The number has slightly increased. The bowel loops are grossly normal in appearance. The mesentary is unremarkable. The small bowel loops are normal in distribution and appearance with no signs of dilation or wall thickening. There is no ascites. There is no free air. There is a small hiatal hernia. There is mucosal thickening questioned through the GE junction. There was no discrete mass and EGD study is suggested to exclude malignancy here. The lung bases are clear with no infiltratesor effusions. There appears to be wall thickening of the terminal ileal loop, as it inserts into the cecum. The wall here is somewhat succulent. The mucosal folds are featureless.This is probably a terminal ileitis. There is no fluid or inflammation surrounding soft tissues. Prostate gland is enlarged, however, there is no discrete dominant mass.

You don’t mention what your lymph problems are, your symptoms or your age, but there is nothing unusual about your lymph nodes according to this report. Your next test may be an EGD, as the only thing in the report that is concerning is the mucosal thickening in the GE junction. The doctor who ordered this test should have gone over the results with you.  (+ info)

I keep getting gastroenteritis? Could it be something else?

On Easter weekend (about two or three weeks ago) I woke up violently ill with vomiting and diarrhea for about 24 hours. I had just returned from Las Vegas. The vomiting was that day only and the diarrhea continued a few days. I slept almost constantly and when I wasn't sleeping I was in the bathroom.
Today I was at work (teaching) when I suddenly had to sit down. I had had tons of energy this morning, but this sickness hit me immediately. Luckily my students left the class five minutes later. Twenty minutes after that I threw up in the garbage can. My stomach felt queasy and I went home. Since returning home (6 hours ago) my stomach has been BURNING with pain. It feels like I have a fever, but I live alone in NYC with no car and no energy to go get a thermometer to check. I thought I was going to to throw up a few times, but I didn't. I have a slight headache and have been sleeping alll day, despite how energetic I was when I woke up.

Am I just very unlucky and have caught two forms of the same thing or could this be something else? I have a slight history of inflammation of the lower intestine (ileitis) that doctors thought was crohns disease-but after a colonoscopy and a visit to the gyno-they found nothing and left me with no answers. Does this sound related? I never, ever throw up, though. Only after the occasional night out . . .

It sounds very much like Food Poisoning, of which there are various types . . .

"Food poisoning: Intro"
- Signs & Symptoms
- Causes
- Those Most at Risk
- Treatment Options

My family keeps *refrigerated* Probiotics *with bifidus* on hand, and take is at the first sign of pain, and also on occasion preventatively. These 'good bacteria' produce oxygen, which kills the 'bad bacteria', when there is a healthy amount of them present.

"Probiotics & Prebiotics: Frequently Asked Questions"

"Is Your Food Safe?"
http://watchtower.org/e/20011222/article_01.htm  (+ info)

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