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Can children get diverticulitis and diverticulitis

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 42 years experience
Yes: In fact many children are born with a large diverticulum called merckle's diverticulum that can get infected and gives symptoms like appendicitis in t... Read More
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Dr. Sean O Donovan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 36 years experience
Yes: Most diverticular disease is acquired, happens at older ages, and commonly left-sided. Congenital diverticuli are more commonly right sided, and may b... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Rare: This is usually an old person disease.Kids have a stretchier colon and are more prone to colon distension than formation of individual or multiple div... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 41 years experience
Diverticulitis: Diverticulitis is an infection of the colon that needs medical treatment and antibiotics. Light liquid foods are eaten during the active infection. Di... Read More
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Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
High fiber/veggies: There is reasonable data that suggest a high fiber, vegetable heavy diet help prevent active diverticular disease including diverticular bleeds and di... Read More
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A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Isaak Halegoua
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
Yes it can recur : Surgery usually involves a resection of the part of the colon infected so that a recurrence can occur in another part of the colon. As far as diet is... Read More
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Dr. Wendell Goins
Vascular Surgery 44 years experience
Yes,yes: Diverticulosis is a chronic degenerative condition of the colon that results in the formation of small outpouches along the colon wall. They are more ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 41 years experience
Treat infection: Diverticulitis is an infection of small out-pouches that form on the outside of the colon or large intestine. Needs to be treated with antibiotics. Pr... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 47 years experience
Indirectly yes: If you have severe infection or significant bleeding, you can get lightheadedness. But not directly. If your diverticulitis is under control, you sh... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lane Childs
Urology 36 years experience
Prevention: In short, fiber, fluid and exercise are helpful. Remain active, hydrate well, and have a good balanced diet and you should do well.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
General Surgery 26 years experience
Diet and pressure : You are asking about diverticulitis. The cause is not completely known. It is known to be an outpouching of the colon and does not contain all layer... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Pork okay: The truth is that there is not a specific diet for diverticulitis. You can find some online but there is no evidence that anything in particular helps... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Heartburn: Heartburn after 40 is a little more of a concern because there is higher incidence of changes to the esophagus and some of those can b cancerous. You ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Not related.: Appendicitis and diverticulitis are unrelated conditions. You could have the latter independent of the former.
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