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What are common symptoms of diverticulosis and diverticulitis?

What are common symptoms of diverticulosis and diverticulitis?

Diverticulitis: Assuming you have diverticulosis in the first place, the symptoms of diverticulitis would include fever, chills, sweats, nausea, diarrhea and abdominal pains usually either in the lower left or lower right aspect. Diverticulitis comes from a ruptured diverticulum. Diverticulosis typically causes no symptoms. ...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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What are the causes of diverticulitis?

What are the causes of diverticulitis?

Infection: Small out-pouches form on the outside of the colon, most often in the left lower abdomen. Infection of these pouches (diverticulitis) causes abdominal pain and fever, treated with antibiotics. Try to avoid by eating high fiber foods, avoid junk foods and fast foods, avoid constipation, drink plenty of liquids, take fiber supplements such as metamucil. ...Read more

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Can Proctitis cause narrowing of the stool?

Can Proctitis cause narrowing of the stool?

Proctitis stools: If the proctitis has caused swelling the stool can be smaller in caliber and even be shaped different. If It persists See Your Doctor. It could also be rectal cancer. ...Read more

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Can keflex cause colitis or swelling of the intestines?

Can keflex cause colitis or swelling of the intestines?

Yes: Virtually every antibiotic has the potential to cause a type of colitis called c. Difficile colitis. Antibiotics kill bacteria. Even as normal people we have thousands of different kinds of bacteria in our colons. When you take antibiotics, it kills some, which allows other types to thrive. When clostridium difficile thrives, it causes colitis. This can be life-threatening and require surgery. ...Read more

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What are the causes of diverticulitus?

What are the causes of diverticulitus?

Infection: Small out-pouches form on the outside of the colon, most often in the left lower abdomen. Infection of these pouches (diverticulitis) causes abdominal pain and fever, treated with antibiotics. Try to avoid by eating high fiber foods, avoid junk foods and fast foods, avoid constipation, drink plenty of liquids, take fiber supplements such as metamucil. ...Read more

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What is the cause of pseudomembranous colitis?

What is the cause of pseudomembranous colitis?

C difficile : The C. difficile bacteria tends to overgrow in certain instances, such as when one gets antibiotics that select out for the bacteria. Other risks include being in environments in which the bacteria is prevalent (like nursing homes or hospitals). The toxin made by the bacteria results in the formation of pseudomembranes in the colon. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of severe diverticulitis?

Symptoms: Well, it will all depend on what you have, but mainly abdominal pain and fever. Other things can happen, but generally speaking if you have abdominal pain (usually in the left side) and fever, you should go and see your doctor. ...Read more

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Does diverticulosis and diverticulitis usually cause many symptoms?

Does diverticulosis and diverticulitis usually cause many symptoms?

No and yes: Diverticulosis (pockets in the wall of the colon) usually causes no symptoms. May be associated constipation/gas/cramps, but not specifically due to the pockets diverticulitis typical symptoms: pain, usually left lower abd, fever; associated with high WBC count. Urinary symptoms if inflammation affects bladder or ureters. Can recur. Not from plugging of pockets, but blow out of weak wall. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of esophageal diverticulitis?

What are the symptoms of esophageal diverticulitis?

Can vary!!!: In true diverticulitis; expected symptoms may include chest pain,fever,nausea, vomiting and others. One can be very sick if there is a hole present. In diverticulosis without inflammation, pain without fever , no pain, nausea , vomiting , regurgitation of old food or bad breath etc can be amongst the symptoms . An acutely sick patient will require lots of expert care by specialists. ...Read more

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What is the cause of chrons vs ulcerative colitis?

What is the cause of chrons vs ulcerative colitis?

Genetic: Current belief that these are both genetic diseases related to immune modulation. ...Read more

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What is the cause of appendicitis?

What is the cause of appendicitis?

Unknown: Appendicitis can occur from infancy into the very elderly. I am not aware of any causes for appendicitis. One medical site lists the most common age group for appendicitis is ages 10-30. ...Read more

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What are the main cause of appendicitis?

What are the main cause of appendicitis?

The lumen: Or internal opening of the appendix gets obstructed by swelling or blockage with particle of food or stool, causing an infection and thus appendicitis. ...Read more

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What could cause lack of bowel urges?

What could cause lack of bowel urges?

Many : It is important to know if these are changes or something that has happened to you suddenly slowly or has been like this all along so all the way from this is just you to some this seriuos .When there is stool , feces, etc inthe colon and the simple reflex is the stretch reflex that will have the urge then there is gastro colic refle which is food in the stomach can trigger, the hormonal neurologica. ...Read more

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What are the causes of the bleeding in ulcerative colitis?

Ulcers in colon: As the name indicates this condition leads to ulcers in the colon which can cause signficant bleeding with stool. ...Read more

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Why could the removal of the gall bladder cause diarrhea?

Why could the removal of the gall bladder cause diarrhea?

Unsure: sine people get diarrhea for a few weeks after gallbladder removal. It is called post-cholecystectomy syndrome and resolves over time. Some studies indicate it is more common in women. Some believe it is due to a constant trickle of while experienced by the: instead of a normal bonus from the gallbladder. If it is chronic should not be due to the surgery and you may need a colonoscopy ...Read more

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What are the possible cause of diverkaticulitis?

What are the possible cause of diverkaticulitis?

Infection: Small out-pouches form on the outside of the colon, most often in the left lower abdomen. Infection of these pouches (diverticulitis) causes abdominal pain and fever, treated with antibiotics. Try to avoid by eating high fiber foods, avoid junk foods and fast foods, avoid constipation, drink plenty of liquids, take fiber supplements such as metamucil. ...Read more