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What to do if I have several sigmoid colonic diverticuli, is this why my sides hurt or am I just imaging that.?
Diverticuli: Diverticuli are outpouchings of the wall the bowel, most commonly the large bowel. Diverticulitis is inflammation of these outpouchings. This can be serious and usually is associated with fever and abdominal pain. The sigmoid colon is mostly in the midline and inflammation in this area usually causes midline lower abdominal pain. A high fiber diet is recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you let me know is it recommended to have a colonic irrigation while battling with diverticulitis?
No, probably not: A good idea. While you have active diverticulitis, it is important to rest the area while the infection heals. If you apply any excess pressure, as with irrigation, the inflamed area can perforate into the peritoneal cavity and cause fecal peritonitis. That goes for enemas too. ...Read more
Colon just done. Have congential diverticuli on my right side(born with it). Doc says not causing any issues. What should I avoid?
Probaby nothing: Right sided diverticula rarely are complicated by diverticulits because the stool on the right side of the colon is mostly liquid. The old theory of avoiding nuts and seeds in patients with diverticulosis has been disproven. Just eat a high fiber, low fat, healthy diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would having a few scattered diverticuli of left colon be categorized as having diverticular disease ?
Diverticulis - what sort of diet would effectively prevent diverticulosis? (assuming that diverticuli are present in the colon)
Colostomy surgery 3-2011 for colon/bladder fistula&divticulits. Now test shows stricture. Is it for sure stricture a result of reoccuring diverticuli?
No: Recurrent diverticulitis after surgery is less than 15%. Stricuring after colon surgery is more likely due to scarring at the new intestinal connection. A gastroenterologist mat be able to dilate the anastomosis if it is causing you any problems or symptoms. If it is causing you no symptoms, then it may just be able to be observed. ...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
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