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what does diverticulitis feel like

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Inflammation inside: Diverticulitis is to denote the inflammation usually by infection inside a small pouching-out pocket from the wall of colon usually in the descending ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
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
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
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
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sean O Donovan
33 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Maybe: Diverticulitis is an infection that occurs in/around a diverticulum (a weakness or blowout of the wall of the colon), usually treated with antibiotics ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Pancreatitis pain: Typical acute pancreatitis pain is in the upper part of the abdomen, sharp, and severe in intensity. The pain may feel like it is moving directly to ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
30 years experience General Surgery
Appendicits: The classic presentation is low grade fever and white blood cell count coupled with a history of vague generalized abdominal discomfort that gradually ... Read More
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Burning pain stomach: sometimes constant heartburn feeling
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
RIGHT LOWER QUADRANT: The classic presentation of appendicitis is a vague discomfort that starts about the navel, which then locates into the right lower quadrant over 10-1 ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Severe pain: Appendicitis can sometimes be a tricky diagnosis due to the different symptoms in different people. However, the classic symptoms are of severe, prog ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Pain and bulge: Usually when they see or feel a bulge under the skin. It can also cause pain. Sometimes the bulge will be more painful than others, and feel firm. If ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. C. michael Bowman
45 years experience Pediatrics
Chest pain: Pleurisy causes severe knife-like pain in the chest with breathing. The location and severity depend on where and how large an area of lung lining ("p ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Colic or flank pain: Kidney pain can occur as a result of stones or infection. People who have kidney stones report colicky pain that comes & goes during which it's imposs ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
See below: Gallstones can cause mild symptoms such as upper abdominal gas bloating and pressure discomfort after eating. Sometimes there can be more pain in the ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
See below: Gallstones can cause mild symptoms such as upper abdominal gas bloating and pressure discomfort after eating. Sometimes there can be more pain in the ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
23 years experience General Surgery
Not sure what u mean: Liver pain? Don't know what that means. If it is inflammatory, nsaids would work well. This needs to be assessed by a physician (pcp/gi) and they can ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erica Bial
Specializes in Pain Management
Uncommon: The spleen is located under the ribs on the left. But the things here is this: unless you have a reason to have a lot of inflammation in the area, pai ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
At your age: Risks for cancer are very low. There is no specific feeling for stomach or colon cancer. Advanced disease can gave various pains ; weight loss, but ve ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
FORCEFUL: Vomting is a forceful contraction of the stomach and abdominal wall muscles. It can be painful if repetitive.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Lousy.: A small bowel obstruction usually occurs due to scar tissue from prior abdominal surgery, causing the bowel to kink like a garden hose. This causes t ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Severe pain.: Pancreatitis usually has severe pain in the mid abdomen, radiating straight through to the back. It can get severe, with fevers, low blood pressure, a ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Bloated soft: Pregnant hard
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
39 years experience Preventive Medicine
Fibromyalgia: Fibromyalgia is a pain syndrome much like arthritis, but it is of the muscles not the joints. The pain is constant and has flares where it is much wo ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Variable: May start with mild pain around the belly button which worsens over time. It can become sharp with loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting & possibly feve ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
In general: Gallstones when they form in gallbladder can cause post prandial right upper quadrant abdominal pain that radiates to tip of scapula and fatty food in ... Read More

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