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Cecum Troubles?
To:  Ratnakar Kini, MD

My earlier post perhaps was not detailed enough, therefore, I will try again in hopes of receiving an answer.

6 weeks ago, I had a sharp pain in the right lower side of my abdomen which lasted about 2 to 3 days, then went
away on its own and has not bothered me since.  The doctor ordered: 1) abdominal ultrasound - result normal;
2) abdomen/pelvic CT scan - result "thickening in the cecum region".  What does that mean ?

I am now scheduled for colonoscopy by Dr. Kudchadkar, but this doctor does not explain anything. Can you
enlighten me. Bobble

P.S. I have a feeling that just because these tests are available and I am able to pay for them, I am unnecessarily
        suffering, mentally and physically. I am 80 yrs. old and otherwise in good health.
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Hi Bobble,
Thickening in the cecal region could be due to inflammation or cancer.
Considering your age, cancer has to be ruled out.
Colonoscopy helps to see the cecum.
A biopsy from that area will help to know the exact cause of the thickening.
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- Ratnakar Kini M.D
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