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Colon Problems Diverticulitis
Does colon wall thickening go away once it is there? I had Giardia 3 years ago and was diagnosed with Diverticulitis by CT scan. Does Div have any other telltale signs by CT scan? I'm only 30 years old and have had zero constipation problems previous.
Can you tell me about diverticulitis within the colon? How is this cured if not malignant situation?
Cured by surgery: diverticulosis is a condition in the colon, most likely in the left part and sigmoid. Defined as a multiple pocket created in the colon that has the tendency to get inflamed and create a micro abscesses that later becomes a large one, it can cause pain that progressively become worst and condition can get complicated by bleeding, perforation, abscess, and obstruction that will warrant emergency surgery ...Read more
Can a colon cleanse using super colon cleanse cause diverticulitis. I've been doing a cleanse and dr confirmed diverticulitis
Developed diverticulitis following colonoscopy. First time ever had it. Colon now messed up. Chance of diverticulitis happening again?
Close observation: One risk associated with an elective colonoscopy is a perforation. A plain xray of your abdomen when symptoms start after procedure can help diagnose. It would be difficult to tell the difference from diverticulitis. Recurrance risk will also depend on status of diverticular disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Was given a scope test in colon area. It showed a stricture from earlier surgery 4 diver. Do I need another test to find diverticulitis in same area?
Don't know: I am not sure I understand, but maybe you had colon resection surgery for diverticulitis, and later you had a colonoscopy showing a stricture or narrowing at the surgical site. Unless you are having painful constipation issues, the stricture can be left alone. If the stricture is very narrow, likely your gastroenterologist can dilate it open. I do not know of needing any other tests for this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Trying to find a diet for someone who has had most of colon removed and has diverticulitis. Any ideas?
How do you know?: To help with that question, how much of the colon was removed, which portions are left, and how are they "put together"? How do you know they have diverticulitis? The best answer to this is to make an appontment with your doctor, otherwise the standard avoidance of nuts, seeds, and popcorn is appropriate but more specific data should be gotten from your personal physician. ...Read more
Follow up Sigmoid coscopy after diverticulitis showed stricture in the colon. Is it possible to be treated with out surgery if it's not bothering me?
No: Although there doesn't appear to be a direct link between diverticular disease and colon or rectal cancer, diverticular disease may make cancer more difficult to diagnose. And rarely, what appears to be diverticulitis may be colon cancer. Because of this, your doctor may recommend a colonoscopy after you've recovered from a bout of diverticulitis. ...Read more
Perforation: Acute perforation can be caused by acute diverticulitis or colon cancer. Shen there is a perforation emergency surgery is required and the removal of the perforated segment of colon is reviewed by a pathologist which can help differentiate between colon cancer and diverticulitis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: They are two different diseases. And there's nothing between them to relate them. ...Read more
What is a "low residue" diet for diverticulitis, and will it increase my chances of getting colon cancer later in life?
No: A low fiber diet is used to treat acute diverticulitis and is low in fiber foods such as grains, fruits, vegetables. It is only used for a finite period of time to allow healing of the inflammation. I high fiber diet is recommended for diverticulosi and may have protective features regarding colon cancer prevention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I had a 50% colon resection in June 2015 and they got all diverticuli, could I already have diverticulitis again? Having the same pain.
Possible: If you have remaining colon, then yes. Be assessed. All the best. ...Read more
It feels like pressure on. In my colon in the lower left side of my abdomen, besides diverticulitis, can it just be that I'm impacted and just need bm?
My mom has had diverticulitis since february, 2012. She is 85 and the gostrologist is suggesting surgery on her colon. Is she to old? She is healthy
No: There is no age that is too old. I have done much larger and more serious operations on patients her elder and they have done fine. It all has to do with her overall health status. And. ... It depend on how much your mom wants it. Maybe she's tired and doesn't want to deal with it. It's ultimately up to her - but her age does not preclude her from surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A friend s colon ruptured, wears a bag now, doc. Told her was cause she ate a lot of salad. Does it mean u can't have that w/diverticulitis?
If you have: Diverticulitis, an actual infection that developed in a diverticulum, you should be on low residue diet. If you have diverticulosis without inflammation, general recommendation is a high residue diet to relax hypertrophic muscles that caused them in the first place. Does that make sense? ...Read more
Sigmoidectomy in 2014 for diverticulitis. Just had a reinsurance. Dr. is talking about removing large colon. Is this reasonable?
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