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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Depends on his: symptoms. If symptoms resolve after treatment with antibiotics, then medical treatment without surgery should be ok. If symptoms recur, or pain, fev ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Narrow stools: Narrow stools are not necessarily a sign of colon cancer and nay be seen with scarring of the colon from prior episodes of diverticulitis. A negative ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Common: Diverticula are pouches in the colon frequently from a low fiber Western diet. They can bleed (sometimes profusely) or become infected (diverticuliti ... Read More
Dr. Erin Robertson
19 years experience General Practice
It's a head-up: Diverticulosis, pockets of intestinal lining herniating thru intestinal muscle, is very common. Lots of folks live w/ it successfully. Severity depend ... Read More
Dr. Howard Usitalo
40 years experience Urology
Very common: Diverticulosis is a common condition of the colon caused by our poor American diet and lack of fiber. It becomes a problem if the small colonic pocket ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
31 years experience General Surgery
Normal: Most adults over 50, and definitely 60 in a developed country have diverticulosis. Basically this is when a small hole in the muscular layer of the la ... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
39 years experience Radiology
Diverticulosis: Is benign and represents small outpouchings of the colonic wall usually in the last part of the colon. When these sometimes get infected they produce ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
9 years experience Internal Medicine
Diverticulosis : Colonoscopy results are dependent on how clean your colon is and how good the doctor is. Sometimes when the colon is not clean the request is to repe ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
YES: The newer CT scanners have the "resolution" to detect tiny abnormalities! You have to have that scan in such a facility! The MRI 3T is more sensitiv ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Tseng
22 years experience General Surgery
Open : Open abdominal surgery often results in adhesions. That is the body's way of healing is by creating scar. The vast majority of patients do not have ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
No, not really: Cancer will typically produce a growth which has obvious size and dimensions. Diverticulosis does not produce a mass or lump unless it is inflamed and ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
33 years experience General Surgery
Many possibilities: Its normal to be scared when an ultasound shows a possible mass and further imaging is needed. It is important to get the ct in order to help the doct ... Read More
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