thickening of the colon wall

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   Posted 10/16/2008 5:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I just had a CT scan because of severe pain in my abdomen for a while.  My GI sent me a letter saying that the scan showed thickening of the left side colon wall, likely due to the colitis.  He said "likely"... what is another reason to have thickening of teh colon wall.  I see him on Nov 11 and he will do another colonoscopy soon after that, but I'm unsure what that means.  If anyone knows, please let me know! 
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   Posted 10/16/2008 6:28 PM (GMT -7)   
inflammation basically. Your colon is inflamed thus showing up thicker on the ct. Its that simple.
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   Posted 10/16/2008 6:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I had this show up in a CT scan too. Doctor mentioned it but said it was no big deal. Typical of UC.
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   Posted 10/18/2008 3:19 PM (GMT -7)   
I had the same thing, but on the right side. My GP thought I had appendicitis, was sent to the ER and the CT showed the thickening.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999.
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   Posted 10/18/2008 4:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Is it maybe scar tissue? I have been told the c-scope shows I have a lot of scar tissue.
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering.
Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares. 
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed gluten, other intolerances; started diet without gluten, soy, dairy, tomato etc. Replete probiotic first, now Forte pills. 
Achieved remission for the first time in many, many years!? Seemed so, but colonoscopy Oct. 6 proved not so, heavy inflammation in ascending colon & will be using Rowasa again. But I AM better.

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   Posted 10/19/2008 8:00 AM (GMT -7)   
same thing here, cat scan showed "slight thickening of the colon wall, due to UC". No doctor seemed too concerned about it- neither my primary care doc who ordered the scan, nor my GI, who was on vacation when I had the scan & saw the results upon his return. I don't know what else would cause that.

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