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Recently I was diagnosed with Microscopic colitis after

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Second opinion] Recently I was...
Second opinion] Recently I was diagnosed with Microscopic colitis after having a sample taken from a colonoscopy. My question is would that cause discomfort in the area right above the belly button? Or would that be something completely different.
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Hello,I am Dr. Aren and I will help with your query.Microscopic Colitis is a chronic condition in which there is collagen deposit on the mucosal surface of the colon.This usually causes watery diarrhea,abdominal cramps/pain ,nausea and weight loss.Discomfort on or about the umbilicus /belly button can be secondary to the disease process and will usually respond to therapy.Discomfort or pain in this area can also be secondary to other problems like Pancreatic disease/gall bladder ailments/duodenal ulcer among others.It would be prudent to discuss this with your PCP/Doctor who can examine you and provide treatment like antispasmodics /analgesics for the problem.

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They did a ct scan of the abdomen/pelvis shortly after. Would that pick up something bad like stomach cancer?
Doctor: Vakul Aren, Doctor replied 1 month ago

Yes that would pick up any mass or tumour/malignancy.In all probability,thies is secondary to the Microscopic Colitis.

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