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CT Confusion – long wait til next steps and worried

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    boatski
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      I don’t know how you longer-timers endure the wait. I panic when weird things show up on my CT. Brief background, 2b (ear, ulcerated, amelanotic, high mitotic rate) about 2 years ago. I have scans next week but last week I ended up in the ER with severe stomach pains. Received a CT of Abdomen. No liver mets – which was what I was worried about, but did have a new and weird finding (below). I’m only a 34 male, so new colonic diverticula seems unusual to me. I don’t know anything about the colon other than what I could find on google, and it seems to say that travere colon diverticula is extremely rare. Wondering if this could be metastasis? I’m getting all the appointments setup, but the wait is hard.

      There is some wall thickening of the transverse colon near the hepatic flexure which is greater than that of other areas of decompressed colon, with a few colonic diverticula along the segment. Findings may be secondary to under distension. However, a mild colitis of infectious or inflammatory etiology is also possible. Additionally, consider further evaluation with colonoscopy if clinically indicated.

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