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Recently had a colonoscopy and the report states very tight rectosigmoid, diffiicult colon and single diverticulum noted. What does all this mean.

Recently had a colonoscopy and the report states very tight rectosigmoid, diffiicult colon and single diverticulum noted. What does all this mean.

Need more info: Kath - the most concerning thing from what you are describing is "tight". It sounds like a stricture. The stricture is from chronic inflammation or a cancer. In either event, you are 44 years old. I would highly consider removing his part of your colon given these two findings. Please speak with your doctor further or with a surgeon. ...Read more

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Colon (Definition)

The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...Read more


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Chance of colon cancer? Age 44 female. diangosis w/diverticulosis 3 mo ago after divertic attack. Ct showed moderate wall thickening and mod. Fat stranding with visualized diverticulum in the area of pericolonic inflamation. Remaining colon normal. Ct wa

Chance of colon cancer? Age 44 female. diangosis  w/diverticulosis 3 mo ago after divertic attack. Ct showed moderate wall thickening and mod. Fat stranding with visualized diverticulum in the area of pericolonic inflamation. Remaining colon normal. Ct wa

Need colonoscopy: Your history and ct study are classic for acute diverticulitis. Nevertheless, we always advise having a colonoscopy after your first episode of diverticulitis (well-after the episode resolves) since inflammatory bowel disease or even colon cancer can demonstrate comparable ct findings as described. ...Read more

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What are the diverticula in your colon for?

What are the diverticula in your colon for?

Nothing: They are acquired from elevated intracolonic pressures created from a lack of dietary fiber. ...Read more

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I recently had my appendix out & was told I have diverticula in my sigmoid colon. How dangerous is this?

I recently had my appendix out & was told I have diverticula in my sigmoid colon.  How dangerous is this?

Diverticula: Most americans have diverticula, little outpouchings in the colon wall. They rarely cause problems but can get infected, diverticulitis, or cause significant lower GI bleeding. However, most of us do not develop these. The best thing for you to do is eat a high fiber diet and try to prevent constipation. However, in reality we do not recommend avoiding any particular food to prevent problems. ...Read more

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Waves of pain&burning on&off where I have a diverticula at the top part of desc. Colon. Could this be from stool in pouch then subsides when it passes?

Waves of pain&burning on&off where I have a diverticula at the top part of desc. Colon. Could this be from stool in pouch then subsides when it passes?

It's the inherent : Inflammation of the pouches of diverticula aggravated by the passage of undigested food and stool that causes pain. Antibiotics is needed if they are inflamed and pain gets worse. Always follow up with your GI for any concerns. Take care! ...Read more

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Can diverticula of the sigmoid colon cause pain when menstrual when pooping and can it cause painful spasms in the rectum?

Diverticulosis: Diverticulosis does not involve the rectum or cause spasms. Diverticulosis is also uncommon in someone your age. Whoever has this should eat more fiber. ...Read more

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I recently had a CT scan and it came back that I have scattered diverticula. and a collapsed tranverse colon with no blockage..How. worried should I b?

I recently had a CT scan and it came back that I have scattered diverticula. and a collapsed tranverse colon with no blockage..How. worried should I b?

Two problems: The diverticuli are common and called diverticulosis. It is a problem if they get inflamed or if they rupture. The collapsed transverse colon depends on the reason for the collapse. It can be a normal or a problem. You need to discuss with your physicians and your gastroentrologist. ...Read more

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Friend had colonoscopy no cancer, polyps, no inflammation just multiple diverticula on sigmoid. Still needs to see surgeon to cut piece of colon why?

Friend had colonoscopy no cancer, polyps, no inflammation just multiple diverticula on sigmoid. Still needs to see surgeon to cut piece of colon why?

Depends: The diverticuli can become inflamed and cause complications. It may be that your friend has diverticulitis that is severe enough that that segment of colon needs to be resected. ...Read more

Colonic (Definition)

This is a combining term referring to some condition, treatment or disease of the colon. Such as colonic enema, colonic ...Read more