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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
IBD: Could also be inflammatory bowel disease. Would suspect crohns . 19 is too young for diverticulitis. Need gastrointestinal consult.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience Urgent Care
CT scan: Best test is a CT scan. This can be missed by history and physical. Some diverticulitis develop into life threatening abscesses. So heads up get check ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
27 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: Diverticulitis most commonly presents as left lower quadrant pain and fever. Nausea is less common, but can occur. These symptoms can also be seen in ... Read More
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Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
No: If the pain is in the upper abdomen, this might be more reflective of gastritis or ulcer disease. If the pain is in the lower abdomen, diverticulitis ... Read More
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Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Maybe: Diverticulitis is caused by the rupture of a small pocket on your large intestine, most commonly on the left lower abdomen. Symptoms may be mild-to-s ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Hendricks
37 years experience General Surgery
maybe: Diverticulitis is in the differential, but so are some other important things, such as tumors. So, despite your young age you should have this checked ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
You have diagnosis: Endoscopy showed diverticula , although majority will improve with diet , antibiotics , some will not improve like yours , suffer for month and years ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
22 years experience General Surgery
Maybe CT: Diverticulitis is a reasonable possibility, so might be an ovarian issue. A sonogram is not usually helpful to diagnose diverticulitis though. A CT ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Diverticulitis: Diverticulitis is a serious infection involving the wall of the colon, which can abscess or perforate. Sometimes it is associated with constipation, b ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Veena Govila
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Abdominal pain: Left upper abdominal pain for years. What type of pain ? It could be something very simple or important . You should see a gastroenterologist. Need an ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fernando Austin
45 years experience Gastroenterology
Diverticulitis: Your age is not stated & it is unclear if correct terminology is being used diverticulosis vs diverticulitis. Generally after 2-3 episodes of severe d ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
23 years experience Family Medicine
If you are better..: Antibiotics usually take a couple of days to work and even when they are working well after a significant episode of infection and inflammation you ma ... Read More
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