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Having surgery to remove severe digestive tract narrowing caused by severe sigmoid diverticulosis what will they do & is there after effects?

Having surgery to remove severe digestive tract narrowing caused by severe sigmoid diverticulosis what will they do & is there after effects?

Significant: Resect - remove the damaged obstructed segment and hook the bowel back together. Hopefully no problems, but ask risks, benefits and complications of the surgeon and team. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Rakinic
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Diverticulosis (Definition)

Diverticulosis is a medication condition in which a person has outpouchings in the wall of his large intestine. Sometimes food particles can get trapped in the pocket, and if it becomes infected or inflamed, the condition ...Read more


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Severe sigmoid diverticulosis + strictures re section advised what should I expect complications will i get normal bowel functions back?

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 more

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I have been diagnosed with severe diverticulosis of the sigmoid colon. Is pain in area normal ?

I have been diagnosed with severe diverticulosis of the sigmoid colon.  Is pain in area normal ?

Maybe: Most people with diverticulosis don't hurt. When you have pain, fever, or change in your bowel habits, you are dealing with diverticulitis and you should check in with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have severe narrowing of digestive tract plus severe sigmoid diverticulosis in different parts of colon. Constant niggling pain in low left side.

I have severe narrowing of digestive tract plus severe sigmoid diverticulosis in different parts of colon. Constant niggling pain in low left side.

Sounds : Like you are having low grade diverticulitis or intermittent intestinal obstruction. Depending on why you developed your narrowing, it could mean that an operation is necessary to relieve the obstruction. Ask your GI specialist for recommendation. ...Read more

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What are hepatic cysts located on my liver & should I worry, I have diagnoised with sigmoid colon diverticulosis?

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

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Had 4 CT scans spread over 3 years, diverticulosis dx, rigid sigmoid to 35 cm, no evidence of cancer, but sympotomatic 3 years, cancer??

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 more

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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?

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 more

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Would a colonoscopy note moderate diverticulosis in the sigmoid colon?And could this diverticular be causing obscure GI bleeding?

Would a colonoscopy note moderate diverticulosis in the sigmoid colon?And could this diverticular be causing obscure GI bleeding?

Yes & no: A colonoscopy could certainly detect moderate diverticulosis in the sigmoid colon however diverticulosis almost never a cause of obscure GI bleeding. It is usually overt & very obvious especially when coming from the sigmoid colon. ...Read more

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A CT scan found that I have moderate diverticulosis in the sigmoid colon. What does this mean?

A CT scan found that I have moderate diverticulosis in the sigmoid colon. What does this mean?

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 more

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Ct colonography report states diverticulosis particularly in the sigmoid with associated smooth muscle hypertrophy. What is smooth muscle hypertrophy?

Ct colonography report states diverticulosis particularly in the sigmoid with associated smooth muscle hypertrophy. What is smooth muscle hypertrophy?

Intestinal muscle is: The muscle in the intestinal wall is smooth muscle as distinguished from striated muscle such as the big muscles in your arms and legs. Often with diverticulosis, the muscle/wall of the bowel hypertrophies or thickens as part of the condition. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Diverticular Diseases (Definition)

Diverticular disease is a condition where pouches protrude outward from weakened areas in the colon and result in abdominal ...Read more