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Abdominal Pain Diverticulitis
Vomiting, nausea, constipation at night, diarrhea during day with blood in toilet/toilet paper, lower left abdominal pain. Diverticulitis? What to do?
If you are never constipated can the diagnoses of severe diverticulitis be correct or is my severe abdominal pain caused by something else.
Diverticulitis: Diverticulitis is a serious infection involving the wall of the colon, which can abscess or perforate. Sometimes it is associated with constipation, but not always. If you have severe abdominal pain, fever, get evaluated. Once diagnosed, treated and resolved, get the recommended colonoscopy in 6 to 8 weeks. Diverticulitis can be life threatening. ...Read more
Mystery upper left abdominal pain for four years. Gallbladder removed, endless dr visits and no diagnosis. Diverticulitis, colitis, gallbladder rem.
Too complex: This is too complex and too long of a problem to be able to cover in this setting. See your doctor/surgeon. ...Read more
I have diverticulitis w frequent abdominal pain but this time pain is severe and keeps moving all over abdomen. Also had bruised kidney 1 mo ago
Diverticulitis: Your age is not stated & it is unclear if correct terminology is being used diverticulosis vs diverticulitis. Generally after 2-3 episodes of severe diverticulitis (inflammation of a diverticulum) surgery is considered. For recurring pain associated with having diverticulosis but no evidence of fever, chills, elevated white blood cell count & pain (diverticulitis) management is medical. See your md. ...Read more
On Flagyl and Levaquin (levofloxacin) for 5 days so far for diverticulitis. Is it still common to have abdominal pain? Eating low fiber, low fat foods.
If you are better..: Antibiotics usually take a couple of days to work and even when they are working well after a significant episode of infection and inflammation you may stay sore for a few days as long as compared with when you started treatment you are doing better. If not better or worse then you need to be seen again to reconsider treatment options. ...Read more
For 6 months I've had abdominal pain and received a diagnosis of diverticulitis after having a scope. The CT scan didn't show it. I've had lots of antibiotics and still have pain. I have a CT colonography next. What will it show?
Unknown: While nobody can predict with certainty what any test will show, I suspect it will show the same thing as the ct scan and colonoscopy findings, unless those tests were done a long time ago - maybe a year or more., or your symptoms have changed or progressed since they were done. ...Read more
Lower left abdominal pain w/frequent urination. Went to urgent care, lab&urine came back neg; recommend a sonogram they think diverticulitis;48yo fem?
My mom recently had an egd and colonoscopy, and was diagnosed with diverticulitis, internal hemorrhoids and GERD and was prescribed with canasa. She has bouts of abdominal pain but goes away. She takes Zantac and omeprazole as needed. Is canasa really n
Canasa for hems too: I use Canasa for internal hemorrhoids, to decrease bleeding. Are you sure she had diverticulitis, or was it diverticulosis? Diverticulitis is a potentially serious infection. Diverticulosis is the presence of pockets in the colon without infection. Most likely, she has diverticulosis, or they would have started her on a specific diet and antibiotics. ...Read more
3 days passing gas, moderate LUQ abdominal pain (worse after eating, walking) tender abdomen. Neg for IBS, Chrons, diverticulitis. Not constipated.
Ulcers? Constipation: Ulcers, constipation, pancreatitis, diverticulitis, splenic (rare), gallbladder. When do you get pain? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? See a doctor for exam and studies. ...Read more
Is lower abdominal pain common with strep throat? I'm on azithromycin day 2 and feeling better, but dull abdominal pain occurring. Wanted make sure my Diverticulitis is not recurring. ER CT scan showing normal. So just strep side effect? Source: Hea
Strep throat: It could be but with your history stay in close touch with your doctor who knows your medical information ...Read more
Considerations: Causes of recurrent lower abdominal discomfort may be identified by first addressing accompanying signs/symptoms so as to localize the organ involved: vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniations? Age? Gender? Risk factors? ...Read more
I've had left abdomen pain, occasional hard bowel movements and microscopic blood in stool. Now notice I have some small areas of black tar stool that I haven't yet told doctor. Her working differencal is IBS with diverticulitis. Is correct w/ tar?
Melena: Black tarry stool, otherwise known as melena, can sometimes be due to diverticulitis, but certainly can be a sign of bleeding in the upper digestive tract. You should share this new finding with your doctor and see if it affects her working differential. You may need tests to rule out an upper gastrointestinal source of bleeding. Good luck. ...Read more
Would confirmed diverticulosis in 53/yr old male 183lbs/5-10" cause abdominal pain/bathroom issues consistently every week? (too bad to leave home?)
Have lower left abdominal pain. Had Normal colonoscopy 2 yrs ago, No diverticulosis or anything. Could I have developed Diverticulosis in last 2 years?
I was diagnosed with diverticulosis & had lower abdominal pain on sunday but now the pain is in my lower back & it isn't going away!!! I'm a 36 years ol?
I suffer from gastroparesis and diverticulosis. Currently having severe abdominal pain, swelling, and unexplained bruising.
May 2012 egd showed gastritis, colonscopy showed diverticulosis, . Colicky diffused abdominal pain since dec 2012, could this be small bowel cancer?
Not likely: Small bowel cancer is rare as my other colleague has mentioned. Chronic constipation is related to development of diverticulosis. Your symptoms may be related to chronic constipation and also you are at risk to have diverticulitis- which is inflammation of the diverticulosis (pouching of the colonic wall). Those 2 could give diffuse colicly pain. You need to go to see your md for further eval. ...Read more
I have been dealing w sigmoid diverticulitis and last few days I have been experiencing low center stomach pain after urination can this be related?
Sounds more like PROSTATE irritation.
just a thought!
Dr Z ...Read more
Copidogrel can it be reversed like warafin? Causes Stomach pain have diverticulitis New Dabigatran, rivaroxaban, and apixaban have no antidote true?
Is reversible (Idarucizumab)
the rest require FFP (Fresh frozen Plasma
Copidogrel would require Platelet Rich plasma!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
Middle stomach pain, churning stomach, nausea, shoulder blades hurt. Prior cdiff, prior diverticulitis, could it be these again or gallbladder.
More info: The first thing one thinks of is gallbladder but more info is needed. When do you get pain? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Has anyone done any studies? Diverticulitis, gastritis also possible. ...Read more
Tests found pus and fecal matter in my urine. I have gotton several infections since my bought with diverticulitis. Having lower back and stomach pain?
Red Flag Warning:
Pus and Fecal matter in the urine, in the setting of prior diverticulitis, infers a "rectovesicular fistula".
This happens when the inflamed colon irritates and ulcerates into the bladder. An opening is formed that allows stool to pass into the bladder.
Your physician might recommend a CT scan of the belly or a cystoscopy (looking into the bladder).
Definitely a potentially serious problem. ...Read more
I've been having lower left stomach pain. I have only the one ovary on that left side because of cancer on the rest that was removed 5 years ago. I also have diverticulitis for past 10 years. This is a different persistent pain. Any ideas?
Be seen and examined:
Especially given your history, I would not delay going to your doctor for an examination.
Best of health to you! ...Read more
Can Arnuity cause hoarseness, diahrrea, Nausea, stomach pain? On it 3 wks. Had CT scan Oral/IV contrast 1 week ago. History of Cdiff and diverticulitis
Common side effects of ARNUITY include:
runny nose and sore throat
breathing problems (bronchitis)
Your symptoms could be related to C.diff &/or diverticulitis. You should seek medical attention. You can try discontinuing the ARNUITY to see if these symptoms resolve, but should discuss this with the doctor who prescribed the Arnuity first. ...Read more
It feels like pressure on. In my colon in the lower left side of my abdomen, besides diverticulitis, can it just be that I'm impacted and just need bm?
Can diverticulitis cause your lower back and abdomen to hurt and be diagnosed just with a rectal exam?
I'm in pain, left side of my abdomen could this be my diverticulitis acting up again and what shhould I do?
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 to minimize bowel irritation and do not use an enema if you have constipation, use miralax (polyethylene glycol). You definitely need to be checked to see if it is something else, like a kidney stone, or females can have ovarian cysts or pelvic inflammatory disease too. ...Read more
Maybe yes or no: Causes of recurrent abdominal discomfort as described may be identified by first addressing accompanying signs/symptoms so as to localize the organ involved: vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniations? Age? Gender? Risks? ...Read more
Maybe not GI related: Causes of recurrent abdominal discomfort as described may be identified by first addressing accompanying signs/symptoms so as to localize the organ involved: vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniations? Age? Gender? Risks? ...Read more
Yes: Yes, although the left side is more common pain can occur on the right. ...Read more
Does pain need to be present to detect diverticulitis during a contrast pelvic and abdomen cat scan?
NO: It will detect thickening if the colon and past inflamation by striations of the pericolic fat ...Read more
Hi. I have a pinching pain in my upper left side of abdomen. It seems to be coming from just under the ribs. I have diverticulitis and IBS. IBS?
Nonspecific: There is no specific diagnosis to left upper quadrant abdominal pain. Sometimes I have seen muscle spasms here, associated with intermittent pain and a "bulge". This can be confused for a hernia, but the bulge is the firm muscle that's in spasm. You'll have to see your doctor for a more complete evaluation if you need more info. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Does diverticulitis occur commonly in teens or young people in general? I have a mild pain that's in my lower left abdomen radiating to my thigh?
2 weeks now, my upper left abdomen has been feeling weird. First I thought was my diverticulitis.... hurt at first, but now radianting twitching?
We won't be able: To diagnose this one with the available information. ...Read more
Diagnosed with diverticulitis 2 yr ago now having extreme testicular pain & lower left abdomen Ultrasound clear Concerned no further Dr recommendation?
Ct scan?: While the radiation exposure is a potential issue, you may need a ct scan to see what's going on. Before that however, you may want to get a consultation with a colorectal surgeon. That doesn't mean you need an operation, but you may get more detailed info that might help. Could also be a hernia, which can usually be found on exam. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I have diverticulitis. My lower abdomen and left side hurt a lot. Ct scan a few weeks ago normal. Is this the diverticulitis or what? How can it stop?
Perhaps...but: Diverticulitis is an inflammatory condition of the colon. Attacks can occur once or repeatedly and usually are treated with antibiotics, reserving surgery for those with complications or for severe, repeat attacks. A ct while you hurt should show inflammation, but a ct just before the attack can be normal. Persistent pain is a good reason to see a surgeon, even if you saw one before, to be safe. ...Read more