Swollen ascending colon

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Jenthomas1
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Swollen ascending colon

Postby Jenthomas1 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:13 am

Hi has anybody been able to feel their ascending colon?
I'm slim and doctors say it's my colon I can feel but it feels swollen and when I push it it feels like the swollen part moves up and down.
I'm petrified, I have an ultrasound next week but hospital won't see me till late December to discuss colonoscopy.
I go to the loo everyday twice usually so it's not poo I can feel.
Anybody have similar experience?
Thank you

KimT
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Re: Swollen ascending colon

Postby KimT » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:31 am

We are not doctors. We are cancer patients/survivors or loved ones of patients/survivors.

You have an ultrasound coming up soon so you will have some answers shortly. Until then, I would advise you lay off dr google.

Good luck.
2/10 dx colon cancer
right hemicolectomy 3/19/10
Stage 2a 0/43 nodes
Lynch syndrome
3/14/10 colon resection/ removal of metal clips
Nov 11 dx ovarian cancer

hiker
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Re: Swollen ascending colon

Postby hiker » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:16 am

Hey Jen,

Please try not to worry. I know that's difficult, but there's nothing to be accomplished by stressing out. There are a bunch of things it can be. An ultrasound may provide the answer...and it may not. A colonoscopy is really the best test. Are you in the US? I never dealt with a hospital for a colonoscopy. My regular dr referred me for it and it was scheduled with the GI doc in about a week. Waiting over a month just to discuss a simple scope seems excessive.

If you try to self-diagnose and use the internet for research, you'll be planning your funeral by the end of today. Stay off the internet for medical diagnoses!

I wish you all the best.

hiker
Colonoscopy 2/17, 5cm tumor descending
Diagnosed stage iv, liver mets 3/17
Colon resection 3/17
Told surgery not an option, get my affairs in order
Meet w/MSK team 5/01/17
Folfox(3rds) 5/17-6/17
Liver resection/implant HAI pump 7/17
HAI pump chemo(5rds) 8/17-2/18
Folfiri+Vectibix(11rds) 8/17-2/18
Spot on chest CT 10/17
Lung biopsy (that was fun) 11/17
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Clear of cancer since surgery

Jenthomas1
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Re: Swollen ascending colon

Postby Jenthomas1 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:46 pm

Hi I live in the UK, the appointment I have in 6 weeks is just a consultation. It will be next yr before I get seen for a colonoscopy, that's if they will give me 1.

Utwo
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Re: Swollen ascending colon

Postby Utwo » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:59 pm

Jenthomas1 wrote:Hi has anybody been able to feel their ascending colon?
Previously I was able to feel it.
Right now I do not feel it anymore. :(

Jenthomas1, how old are you?
58 yo male at diagnosis: T1bN0M0, 0/15 nodes, low grade/moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma
03/2016 colonoscopy #1: 2 small polyps removed in left colon; CEA = 1.3
04/2016 colonoscopy #2: caecum sessile 3.5 cm polyp piecemeal removed with kind of clear margins
05/2016 "prophylactic" laparoscopic right hemicolectomy - bleeding, leak, infection
06/2017 CT scan, colonoscopy OK; CEA = 1.6
A lot of funny stuff discovered by CT scans in liver, kidney, lungs, arteries, gallbladder and a lymph node

Nohogirl
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Re: Swollen ascending colon

Postby Nohogirl » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:51 pm

Try not to worry. Colonoscopy will rule out what's going on. Hopefully nothing is wrong. Can they at least order CT scan for now?
04/18 DH 49 diag.stage 2A T3N0M0 rectal cancer moderately differentiated.
05/18 chemorad. (Xeloda) 28 days
08/18 Surgery- 24 cm including entire rectum out
Stage II T2N0M0 moderate to poorly diff. adenocarcinoma
0 of 15 lymph nodes
No PNI
No LVI
Clear margins
Regression Grade 3
10/29 Started Folfox

Jenthomas1
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Re: Swollen ascending colon

Postby Jenthomas1 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:58 am

Hi no 1 doctor said CT then the other said no ultra sound! So frustrating and worrying. They just don't seem to be interested and fib you off.

I'm 38


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