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Can The Cambridge Diet Help With The Bowel Disease Diverticulitis
Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
I have mngie disease as well as diverticulitis of the small bowel. Do I have any options for treatment?
Unknown: You have a very rare disorder that's been reported in less than 100 patients. It's associated with neurological conditions as well as GI ones with pathognomonic findings on mri. You would be best followed at an ultra specialized center where they are involved in research. You can find links on the web via the nlm - national library of medicine. ...Read more
Depends: You are young to get diverticulitis. Have you had a diagnosis with colonoscopy or other test? Diverticulitis is an infection that needs treatment with antibiotics & can be a serious infection. Diverticulosis is having small pouches on the colon and is treated with high fiber diet, fruits & vegetables, add metamucil. ...Read more
Clear liquid diet 4d how long b4 bowels r cleaned out. Still passing stools small thin & mushy...Cld that be from old trapped stuff hx: diverticulitis?
Old food: 4 days of a clear liquid diet results in no residual non absorbable products in small intestine. When this liquid material is partially absorbed in the 12 or more feet of colon which contains suface colonocyte cells and bacterial, it comes out as you describe as small thin and mushy. Has nothing to do with a resolved diverticular problem. ...Read more
Different: These are different conditions. Irritable bowel is a chronic condition of abdominal bloating & cramping with alternating diarrhea & constipation controlled with diet & high fiber foods. Diverticulitis is an active infection of small pouches on the colon needing antibiotic treatment. ...Read more
It can: It depends on the location of the pain; typical might be left lower abdomen or pelvic, associated with the sigmoid colon inflammation. If you are having fevers or all-over abdominal pain, or signs of infection you should see your doctor; consider taking a daily fiber supplement. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with acute diverticulitis with a micro hole in my bowel on June 25th. Iis it too soon to have a Colonoscopy??
Follow up: Colonoscopy after treatment for diverticulitis usually occurs in the range of 6 weeks after initiation of treatment. Based on the timeline you provided this follow-up colonoscopy is a bit on the early side and you may want to review ideal timing with whomever scheduled this procedure for you. ...Read more
Not really: Although there are some common symptoms between these, one doesn't cause the other. ...Read more
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
Prob not: Probably not. Usually pain with a bowel movement is the result of either an anal fissure or external hemorrhoid. Neither one is dangerous and both are easily treated. Diverticulitis will usually give a patient fever and abdominal pain. The pain is more constant in nature. How long have you had this pain and is there any bleeding associated with the bm? ...Read more
People diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. Are they prone to othe bowel problems such as diverticulitis?
Separate issue: Not more prone than the next individual. Are more prone to colon cancer-risk increases with duration of and extent of disease. Will need more frequent surveillance colonoscopies than other folks. ...Read more
I discharged myself from hospital against medical advice. I have a perforated bowel and diverticulitis what should I do to get better?
Sorry: But you should return to the hospital in order to get better. ...Read more
What could cause my bowel to perforate if it was not diverticulitis. The cat scan was unclear as to why I formed a large 12 CM abcess?
Diverticulitis: The most common cause is diverticulitis, but if there is a large amount of inflammation, it may not be easy to make the diagnosis. Tumors of the colon can also perforate. Usually you will be treated either with antibiotics and have repeat evaluation, or you will be a candidate for a temporary colostomy to allow things to heal. At that time, a definitive diagnosis can be made. ...Read more
Can a daily routine (years) of excessive straining on the bowel cause a loss of peristalsis in the colon? What is the chance of diverticulitis?
NO: The straining won't cause loss of normal gut motility, but it could cause anorectal problems, such as hemorrhoids. I suggest you focus on a good, fibre rich diet, good hydration, and add a bulk laxative to your daily regimen. These steps will not only help your bowel function, thus reducing your need to strain, but will also reduce your risk of diverticular disease. Good luck. ...Read more
I haven't had a bowel movement in 7 days. 10 years ago I had surgery on my intestines because I suffer from diverticulitis. Could this be related?
Could be related.: This could be related. After abdominal surgery, we can develop adhesions (scar tissue within the abdomen) that can ensnare the small intestines and cause obstruction. If you haven’t gone in seven days you should be evaluated, especially if you’re having abdominal pains. ...Read more
I eat fiber foods every day and have a bowel movement every day yet I had 2 diverticulitis attacks with in 3 months why do I get them?
I have diverticulitis and had a flare up on christmas eve. I had a endoscopy over a week ago and now have mucus in bowel movements. Normal?
I have potential bowel obstruct with diverticulitis. X-ray image had circles on area of my stomach. Diverticulum located high. Gas pockets??
Seek treatment: Hi, the description of your medical illness can be consistent with the laboratory findings you provided please seek immediate medical treatment if you are having symptoms. Hopefully you are being treated already... ...Read more
For the last 10 years, I alternate between diarrhea and constipation and rarely have normal bowel movements. I feel fine, do I have diverticulitis?
Symptoms of tics: Probably not. It could be irritable bowel syndrome. The classic symptoms of diverticulitis are left lower quadrant abdominal pain. Diverticulitis and diverticulosis (no inflammation) can almost always be seen on a CAT scan of the abdomen and pelvis. Colonoscopy is also helpful. ...Read more
Will a surgeon do a bowel resection during pregnancy and if so what are the complications? I'm very sick with diverticulitis and 20 weeks pregnant.
They can: It is a critical time for pregnancy but if the physical examination and the diagnostic test suggested a life threatening condition like ruptured or an Abscess then they have to intervene there is a lot of non operatives options like IV antibiotics and bowel rest and act scan guided abscess drainage and diversion so go and see your doctor or a surgeon for proper evaluation and treatment ...Read more
First ct scan showed diverticulitis with possible fistula. Second Ct scan no fistula possible abscess can scan be wrong again? Bowel thickening no sym
Friend had ct scan diverticulitis, no symptoms feels great. Bowel thickening, possible sigmoid abscess. Could ct scan be wrong? Needs colonoscopy.
Discomfort lower left abdomin-incl to touch not constant/severe and often occurs with gas or need to have bm. Loose bowels. Ct done for diverticulitis-bowel/related was unremarkable-no mass/inflamation.
Follow up with Dr.: You probably have seen a doctor to have a ct ordered. Persistent pain and discomfort could be related to a number of possible causes. A gastroenterologist may be helpful if this is a persistent problem. Further work up beyond a ct scan may include colonoscopy and additional laboratory tests, depending on the findings. ...Read more
Surgeon says colon doesn't look right on ct scan. Need colonoscopy for more answers. Have diverticulitis with bowel thickening. No symptons.
Particular question?: Concerns would be why it is inflamed. Infection and autoimmune diseases are some of the possibilites that can only be well answered by colonscopy. ...Read more
First ct scan diverticulitis thought he had fistula. Second Ct scan radiologist said no fistula bowel thickening maybe sigmoid abscess ct be wrong?
Not necessarily: The interpretation of the same ct scan can be changed according to the clinical picture. The clinical picture has support the ct scan and until it would the reading of the ct scan can change. So, it is a fluid situation, it is not rigid. Reading of the ct has to match the clinical condition of the person. I hope this helps. ...Read more
L sided abd pain between end of ribs and hip x's 2 days. No nausea, vomiting, fever, or change in bowel patterns, tender on palp. Diverticulitis?
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more