Posted 3/4/2015 3:34 PM (GMT -6)
I'm a 48 year old female. Last summer I was experiencing bad abdominal pain and vomiting that eventually went away. I had a few more episodes in the months since so finally saw a GI doctor who ordered an ultrasound (findings were normal) and a barium x-ray. Here is what the report said. I'm still waiting on approval from my insurance company on a CT Scan. Does this all sound like what you heard when you were diagnosed? Maybe it's something else similar because I am old to be diagnosed with this. Also, I never get diarrhea but am frequently constipated.
SMALL BOWEL W SERIAL FILMS XR
COMPARISON: None available
Single contrast technique. There is normal transit through the proximal and mid small
bowel. There is some delayed transit through the distal small bowel and there are several
abnormal appearing loops which appear segmentally narrowed and sharply angulated. There is
some separation of these bowel loops. The terminal ileum could not be clearly identified as
there is superimposition of the contrast opacified bowel loops with the cecum which
probably resides in the pelvis. There is a segment of the proximal descending colon which
appears slightly narrowed. The above findings are suspicious for enteritis and colitis with
possible stricturing raising concern for regional enterocolitis or Crohn's disease.
Notwithstanding, there is antegrade passage of contrast through the large intestines to the
1. Abnormal small bowel series demonstrating findings suspicious for regional
enterocolitis. Recommend follow-up CT enterography.