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Can children get diverticulitis and diverticulitis?

Can children get diverticulitis and diverticulitis?

Yes: In fact many children are born with a large diverticulum called merckle's diverticulum that can get infected and gives symptoms like appendicitis in the other side of the abdomen around age 2 years old before or after. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Diverticulitis (Definition)

An inflammation or infection in one or more small pouches ...Read more


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Please tell me what causes some people to get diverticulitis?

Please tell me what causes some people to get diverticulitis?

Diverticulitus: Is an infection of small pouches that forms on the outside of the colon or large intestine, most often on the lower left side of the abdomen. This most often occurs due to either chronic constipation or a diet low in fruits, vegetables or dietary fiber. Need to avoid junk foods ; eat more fruits ; vegetables. ; have a higher fiber diet. ...Read more

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What can I do if my husband has just been diagnosed diverticulitis. What everyday foods should I get?

What can I do if my husband has just been diagnosed diverticulitis. What everyday foods should I get?

High fiber/veggies: There is reasonable data that suggest a high fiber, vegetable heavy diet help prevent active diverticular disease including diverticular bleeds and diverticulitis. Think green, leafy veggies as a staple! ...Read more

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I had surgery for diverticulitis on 2003 - can I get this back?And can I eat strawberry seeds?

I had surgery for diverticulitis on 2003 - can I get this back?And can I eat strawberry seeds?

Yes it can recur : Surgery usually involves a resection of the part of the colon infected so that a recurrence can occur in another part of the colon. As far as diet is concerned the diverticular diet was devised in the 1920s and excluded all seeds, etc.(things that dont get digested) however in more recent years these things do not seem to be a cause of diverticulitis. In the 1920s a physician found a seed in the. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of diverticulitis?

Treat infection: Diverticulitis is an infection of small out-pouches that form on the outside of the colon or large intestine. Needs to be treated with antibiotics. Prevention can be eating healthy high fiber foods, avoid white bread, rice, noodles, junk food & fast foods. Avoid constipation, drink plenty of liquids. ...Read more

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Do you get lightheaded with diverticulitis?

Do you get lightheaded with diverticulitis?

Maybe: if there is a severe infection leading to sepsis, or if there is significant bleeding. ...Read more

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How can I make sure i don't get constipated while in the diverticulitis recovery phase?

Stool softener: I would recommend an otc product MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) which is a very safe and gentle stool softener. Take at least 1 capful daily as directed and increase or decrease amount based on your bowel movements. I would also recommend to eat a healthy diet that is high in fiber and water. ...Read more

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How do u get diverticulitis, how do u know if u need surgery to cure it? What happens during surgery, how does it cure it?

How do u get diverticulitis, how do u know if u need surgery to cure it? What happens during surgery, how does it cure it?

Infection: Small out-pouches form on the outside of the colon, most often in the left lower abdomen. Infection of these pouches is diverticulitis. Prevent by eating high fiber foods, avoid junk foods, avoid constipation, drink plenty of liquids, take fiber supplements such as metamucil. Surgery to remove part of the colon is only for multiple episodes of recurrent infections, colon stricturing, bleeding. ...Read more

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Is pork OK for diverticulitis attack, after solids have began. Is there a way to get a detailed diet list. Not just the generic short list.

Is pork OK for diverticulitis attack, after solids have began. Is there a way to get a detailed diet list. Not just the generic short list.

Pork okay: The truth is that there is not a specific diet for diverticulitis. You can find some online but there is no evidence that anything in particular helps. If you know that certain food trigger attacks for you then you should avoid them, but other than that there is no good evidence for dietary restrictions. ...Read more

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Can diverticulitis cause my small intestine to get blocked?

Can diverticulitis cause my small intestine to get blocked?

Typically no but....: Diverticulitis usually refers to the colon. The inflammatory process can be so severe that it can make the small bowel adhere to it and kink, causing an obstruction. Although very rare, one can also get diverticula of the small bowel, and these could potentially perforate or obstruct. ...Read more

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How do you manage diet for IBS and diverticulitis. Allowable foods seem mutually exclusive. I get a lot of pain about once a month. Age 67?

How do you manage diet for IBS and diverticulitis.  Allowable foods seem mutually exclusive.  I get a lot of pain about once a month.  Age 67?

Idea Link below: Actually this is not too rare. It will be a balancing act - but you can do it if you're patient and motivated. I'd start at the clean out of a nearly liquid, bland, soft diet until the diverticulitis clears some. Then move in the direction of easy to digest more solid fiber foods still low in fat, spice, salt. A bit of poultry and light fish, but mostly selected veggies. It will be trial and error ...Read more

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Can you get diverticulitis from a bowel perforation during a hysterectomy?

Can you get diverticulitis from a bowel perforation during a hysterectomy?

Not likely: Diverticulosis is when you have pouches form in the wall of the colon; it usually develops slowly w/ age. It may be genetic, related to constipation or to a low fiber diet. Diverticulitis is when 1 of these pouches gets inflamed & infected, leading to pain, fever, obstruction, bleeding & abscesses. This doesn't usually result from surg trauma, but the symptoms can be similar to a perforation. ...Read more

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It's been 10day after antibiotics for diverticulitis still feeling sore after BM what can I do not to get constipated but still keep low fibr diet?

It's  been 10day after antibiotics for diverticulitis   still feeling sore after BM what can I do not to get constipated but still keep low fibr diet?

Prevent constipation: What's wrong with fiber? You should be ingesting lots of fiber if you're having problems with BMs. I suggest something like Metamucil 1 tbsp daily mixed with a full glass of water. ...Read more

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I think I am having an attack of diverticulitis. Should i go to the emergency room? I am having sharp pains in my stomach that get worse when i lie down. I have had diverticulitis twice before (6 and 8 years ago) i also have a fever off 99.2.

I think I am having an attack of diverticulitis.  Should i go to the emergency room? I am having sharp pains in my stomach that get worse when i lie down.  I have had diverticulitis twice before (6 and 8 years ago)  i also have a fever off 99.2.

Yes, : Yes, whenever you have abdominal pain with a fever you must be seen as an emergency, particularly as you have a past medical history of diverticulitis. You should also establish a close relationship with a primary care physician so that in the future you can be evaluated early in the course of your illness and started on appropriate medication for possible diverticulitis. As you have pain and fever and your past medical history you must be seen as an emergency. ...Read more

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Dr. says he thinks i have IBS or diverticulitis. I was hoping for some kinda xray or ultrasound. Still have some dull pain. Shud i get 2nd opinion?

Dr. says he thinks i have IBS or diverticulitis. I was hoping for some kinda xray or ultrasound. Still have some dull pain. Shud i get 2nd opinion?

Probably, since...: ...there is a huge difference between IBS (a functional process) and diverticulitis (an inflammatory one). The differential diagnosis requires clarification so appropriate treatment can begin for either of these entities, or maybe an entirely unrelated third condition. If uncertain your present practitioner can assist further, seek help elsewhere. ...Read more

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12yo son's doc thinks he has meckel diverticulitis. Doc wrote keflex for 7 days then maybe surgery. Wbc 19k and low fever. Wait or go to children er?

GO TO ER: Go to the er diagnosis of meckel diverticulitis is always confused with appendicitis i will not treat this condition with oral antibiotics need evaluation by a surgeon and possible exploration. ...Read more

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