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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.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Lingering diverticulitis on Flagyl and keflex. What happens next if this doesn't help? I have extensive diverticula all the way to right side of colon
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?
Pain : Yes your pain can be stemming from your diverticulum as fills and empties from stool. ...Read more
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?
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