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diverticulitis and bowel movements

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Bergstein
39 years experience General Surgery
It can: It depends on the location of the pain; typical might be left lower abdomen or pelvic, associated with the sigmoid colon inflammation. If you are havi ... Read More

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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Denk
20 years experience General Surgery
Yes, : The straining with having a bowel movement could cause additional abdominal pain during an episode of diverticulitis. This will not however make the d ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Could be related. : This could be related. After abdominal surgery, we can develop adhesions (scar tissue within the abdomen) that can ensnare the small intestines and ca ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Hanan
31 years experience General Surgery
Prob not: Probably not. Usually pain with a bowel movement is the result of either an anal fissure or external hemorrhoid. Neither one is dangerous and both a ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Food is not the answ: to everything. After 2 attaqcks you need a partial colectomy
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
32 years experience General Surgery
Mucous is normal: It is normal to have mucous in your stool. If your colonoscopy was otherwise normal then that is good news. Stay on a bowel regimen, to help you achie ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
20 years experience Emergency Medicine
It is possible: that your diverticulitis never went completely away or recurred. You may want to consider seeing the doctor who treated you. Hope this helps!
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
21 years experience Pediatrics
Greasy : Greasy stools make us think about fat malabsorption which means that your intestines are not absorbing fat molecules as well as they should. Reasons ... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Plenty Fluids: It's likely to take some time before your bowel movements return to normal. Start with Physiotherapist .The sphincter muscles around the back passag ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Melena: Black tarry stool, otherwise known as melena, can sometimes be due to diverticulitis, but certainly can be a sign of bleeding in the upper digestive t ... Read More
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