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Moderate diverticulosis sigmoid colon

A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 33 years experience
Yes x 2: Yes and yes. Obscure GI bleed could also be caused by a large hiatal hernia (diagnosed with upper GI contrast study) or a small bowel tumor (diagnosed... Read More
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Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Yes & no: A colonoscopy could certainly detect moderate diverticulosis in the sigmoid colon however diverticulosis almost never a cause of obscure GI bleeding. ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 33 years experience
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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Dr. Harry Zegel
Radiology 52 years experience
See answer: Colonic diverticulosis is a developmental condition, increasingly common with age, in which small outpouchings of colonic mucosa / submucosa protrude ... Read More
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Diverticulosis: Diverticulosis is essentially caused by pressure. Straining at stool causes pressure within the colon, and that pressure seeks to escape through weak... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Facelle
General Surgery 44 years experience
Only when diverticul: A are inflamed.
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Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 29 years experience
Maybe: Most people with diverticulosis don't hurt. When you have pain, fever, or change in your bowel habits, you are dealing with diverticulitis and you sh... Read More
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Infection.: If you know that you have diverticulosis, pain could signal the onset of diverticulitis, which is an infection that would require antibiotics. If this... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
General Surgery 42 years experience
No worries...: As a 47 year old american citizen , it is almost guaranteed you'll have sigmoid diverticulosis. Hepatic cysts means liver cysts, and there's a high p... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 59 years experience
May be from gastriti: Your rt quadrant pain may be from antral gastritis and should respond to the treatment for gastritis.
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Low risk : It is not feasible to exclude cancer from the data you provided, but it is unlikely. You should discuss it with your doctor.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
You can take an over the counter stool softener. You can ask your pharmacist to recommend one. If that isn’t helpful, you should see your doctor for e... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Sigmoid resection: Bowel movements may not be normal for a few weeks as the shortened segment promotes looser stools postop. Avoid eating harsh roughage for weeks and in... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Fung
General Surgery 41 years experience
Standard : Standard recommendations for the performance of laparoscopic sigmoidectomy in patients with diverticulitis include patients who have complications of ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 44 years experience
You should not worry about that finding.
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