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Causes Of Sigmoid Diverticulosis
Having surgery to remove severe digestive tract narrowing caused by severe sigmoid diverticulosis what will they do & is there after effects?
Severe sigmoid diverticulosis + strictures re section advised what should I expect complications will i get normal bowel functions back?
Resection.: The surgery for diverticulosis of the colon is to remove said portion of the colon. This is not to be taken lightly. There are specific indications in regards to the number of infections and bleeding episodes before a resection would be indicated. After surgery, normalcy of your bowel functions would depend on how much of your colon needs to be removed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have severe narrowing of digestive tract plus severe sigmoid diverticulosis in different parts of colon. Constant niggling pain in low left side.
What are hepatic cysts located on my liver & should I worry, I have diagnoised with sigmoid colon diverticulosis?
No worries...: As a 47 year old american citizen , it is almost guaranteed you'll have sigmoid diverticulosis. Hepatic cysts means liver cysts, and there's a high probability you were born with them. Unless they are verified as new, or are symptomatic, there's nothing to worry about. Good luck. ...Read more
Had 4 CT scans spread over 3 years, diverticulosis dx, rigid sigmoid to 35 cm, no evidence of cancer, but sympotomatic 3 years, cancer??
Unlikely to be Cancer: Cancer in the Colon is uncommon under 40 years of age. So you should not worry about it. You have already had too much done to you. CT scan is not a good test for Colon Cancer. So I would not have done it one time, yet you have had it 4 times! What symptoms do you have? We can help you to control your symptoms now that you have had all this testing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have pan diverticulosis. Doctor removed sigmoid 2 years ago. Had 3 more attacks since. Dr wants to remove colon. Is that large & small intestines? He said I shouldn't need a bag. What are the statistics for a full recovery after that?
Diverticulosis: Diverticulitis or inflammation of the diverticula that you have can lead to rupture or leaking and abscess formation. So a lot of times removing the colon becomes necessary. This is fairly common and leads to having only the intestine. Unfortunately this condition is due to high protein diet and not enough vegetables. You will benefit from changing diet and healing will be fine in 6 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would a colonoscopy note moderate diverticulosis in the sigmoid colon?And could this diverticular be causing obscure GI bleeding?
Diverticulosis: Diverticulosis is essentially caused by pressure. Straining at stool causes pressure within the colon, and that pressure seeks to escape through weak points in the intestinal wall. When escaping, the pressure takes some of the intestinal lining along for the ride causing pouches (diverticuli). Low fiber diet leads to straining at stool, hence the recommendation of high fiber diet. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ct colonography report states diverticulosis particularly in the sigmoid with associated smooth muscle hypertrophy. What is smooth muscle hypertrophy?
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