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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
35 years experience in Pediatrics
Colon irritation: laxative v s can heighten the inflammation, worsen constipation and cause electrolyte imbalances if overused

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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience in Neurology
Which side?: Which side of the body are you talking about and what other symptoms do you have? Typically, pain is on the left side of the abdomen. YES, it is poss ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
It can accompany it: Anxiety isn't an automatic side effect of diverticulitis, but i've known people who get very anxious about having another possible attack. Some get e ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Archer
29 years experience in Bariatrics
Yes: Yes, although the left side is more common pain can occur on the right.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
Rare, but possible.: Following partial colectomy for diverticular disease, there is a 10% chance of having another episode of diverticulitis. However, this usually occurs ... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Abdominal pain: The only way in which this could be diagnosed is by an exam and possible associated imaging studies and labs. Please go and see you doctor and have th ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
May be: Isolated right side diverticulitis with out left side is unusual, except congenital cecal diverticulam ( single ) , you may have it , when inflammat ... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience in Radiology
See a doctor: He may have a new bout of diverticulitis. Also, scarring of the colon from diverticulitis can cause enough narrowing of the colon that it blocks up (o ... Read More
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
14 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: It is true that diverticulitis is most often on the left side of the abdomen. However right sided diverticulitis does occur and is not a result of con ... Read More
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A 66-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katharine Garnier
32 years experience in Family Medicine
Diverticulitis: If you have had diverticulitis before, then it is possible, you need to contact your doctor for antibiotics, and to be evaluated. Go on a liquid diet ... Read More
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