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What does thickening in the lower left part of the rectum

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Hi - What does thickening in the lower left part of the rectum indicate? This is concominant with gall stones. No change in stool size. BUN 24, Lipase 84
JA: What are all the symptoms you're experiencing (e.g. loss of appetite, fever, rash)?
Customer: No symptoms any longer. He was a little nauseated with some left quadrant pain. It happened two-three times the week before last. Hematuria present in urine.
JA: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?
Customer: Pain passed after about 10-15 minutes. He has not had any pain 8/25.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: His mother had multiple myeloma.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 1 month ago.

Hello I'm Dr Chip

How was this thickening diagnosed?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Via CT scan
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
That's okay. I don't want to do a phone call.
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 1 month ago.

The phone call offer wasn't from me and you don't have to accept it

Just to me sure--this was the rectum and not the lower left part of the colon?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
His chart is not up for viewing, but nite from MA read "CT showed gall stones and a thickening of lower left part of rectum"
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 1 month ago.

And why exactly was the ct done?