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Diverticulitis is inflamation and/or infection of diverticuli, almost exclusively of the colon. The most common place is in the sigmoid colon, low on the left side. Symptoms are pain and tenderness of the left lower abdomen. They can be mild to severe. Sometimes worse with ...Read more
No.: Diverticuli are small, typically pea-sized pockets that are very common in western societies, likely related to our high red meat, low fiber diets. The presence of these pockets is called diverticulosis and is very, very common, and may cause bleeding. Diverticulitis is inflammation of the colon brought about by rupture of one of these pockets; it generally does not cause bleeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am bleeding and passing clots out my rectum. One person said it was diverticulitis another said infective colitis and another said hemorrhoids pain?
Rectal bleeding: Are these diagnoses made by professionals? You need to have it checked, see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
Dx diverticulitis, 2nd episode in a month. Intermittent bright red bleeding with small clots, CT can't find source, + hemmroids, but not enflamed?
You should see GI: At your age a diagnosis of diveticulitis is not common. I have not heard of many cancers at your age either except in those with risks like polyposis syndrome. It is therefore best if you see the specialist in that field to make sure you have a good and valid diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should i worry if i keep bleeding from my rectum? I am not sure if it's my diverticulitis , another polyp, ibs. I also have a ulcer in stomach.
6 month on/off again/chronic diverticulitis, had a bleed tonight, went to ER said normal. Is it okay to have CT colonography in about 7-10 days?
Not sure what asking: Inflamed diverticuli may affect adjacent tissues with the inflammation of these producing a wide spectrum of symptoms. They may perforate and produce localized abscesses, peritonitis, sepsis, formation of fistulous tracts to other organs, scarring and adhesions may create intestinal obstruction. If appropriately managed, however, these are uncommon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When complicated: Most diverticulitis is successfully treated with antibiotics. Indications for surgery include free perforation with sepsis, an abscess that can't be treated with percutaneous drainage, fistulas to other organs, strictures or obstruction, and occasionally numerous recurrent episodes of diverticulitis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are the common complications of diverticulitis, and how often do people need to have surgery for it?
Multiple: Perforation, obstruction, abscess and fistula formation. On occasion bleeding and stricture formation can complicate it. If a patient keeps having recurrent attacks requiring IV antibiotics and hospitalization, than surgery should be considered as an option to resolve the problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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