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Diverticulitis and alcoholism

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Howell
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Different ways: Alcoholism can kill in many ways. All organs of the body can be affected by alcohol. Liver disease kills many alcoholics, and it caused increased si... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Early vs. Late: Acute diverticulitis is associated with swelling of the colon that may create a temporary partial blockage of the colon. Therefore, we often advocate ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
It can be.: Diverticulitis occurs when a small pocket on the wall of the colon ruptures. If the hole seals quickly, one may be treated as an out-patient with ora... Read More
Dr. Joseph Sucher
Trauma Surgery 27 years experience
Possibly: Diverticulitis is inflammation of the large bowel (also known as the colon). The inflammation results from simple infection to catastrophic perforatio... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Siamak Milanchi
Colon and Rectal Surgery 26 years experience
It is rare: Diverticulitis has various potential complications which ranges from minor infection which responds well to oral antibiotics, to severe infection and ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
Probably ok: True acute diverticulitis is an infection requiring antibiotics for treatment. During acute diverticulitis one may be directed to eat lighter, smaller... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Out-pouches colon: Colon is a long tube, and sometimes it gets "out-pouches, big or small. Pressure in the colon causes them. They can hurt, get infected or bleed. Ca... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Colon outpouching: Diverticulosis is an outpouching of the wall of the colon due to a weakness in the colonic wall. Diverticulitis is when something gets stuck in the ou... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Diverticulitis: Most people develop colon diverticuli (outpouchings of the wall of the bowel) as they age. When these become inflamed it is called diverticulitis and... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Browning
Colon and Rectal Surgery 31 years experience
No: While there are many different antibiotics that can be used to treat diverticulitis, and taking a regular fiber supplement may reduce the likelihood o... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
Surgery 44 years experience
Sweet not bad: sweet are not bad for diverticulitis unless you are eating baklava which full of nuts that is bad
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