A 46-year-old female asked:
am recovering from another diverticulitis infection w/ uti as well. this is 3rd uti since oct. have had yellow loose stools. see a urologist? thnx!
2 doctor answers
Dr. Charles Cattano answered
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Question for you?: Is the UTI with the same/recurrent bacteria, and is the bacteria found in your urine native to the gut? If so, could you have a diverticular fistula to the bladder? Might want to check this possibility out--
Answered on Jul 22, 2018
Dr. Douglas Brewer answered
33 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Possibly: A not uncommon complication of diverticulitis is something called a colon to bladder fistula. The specific segment of infected colon just happens to be sitting on the bladder and erodes into it and causes an abnormal connection. NOT an emergency but really need to see colorectal surgeon for this. Classic symptom is unusual, it is passing gas or stool out of urethra with the urine
Answered on Jan 29, 2017
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