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Constipation After Diverticulitis
What is a sign of diverticulitis? How do I know to differentiate from constipation that last for over 2 wks?
My 3yr old has the same problems with constipation and her bowels that I've had since her age and I have diverticulitis. Can she have it at her age?
Maybe see your MD: I would suggest that you both be tested for celiac and crohns disease. It is possible that she inherited the same sensitivity to food or environment that is causing your digestive issue. Please see your md. Read more
Month ago had bad diarrhea lasting few hours followed by constipation for a week, now have it again. Diverticulitis surgery 2y ago. Is it back?
Is prune juice (maybe 1/2 cup) okay for a recovery diet for diverticulitis to avoid constipation, instead of taking OTC stuff?
Recovering from diverticulitis attack still have to be on low fiber diet but at the same time afraid of constipation what can I do?
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I would suggest continuing the high fiber diet, increasing water intake to 6-8 glasses of water (if no contraindication). Use Metamucil on daily basis & walk or exercise if possible. Try avoiding foods with seeds to avoid inflammation of the diverticuli, once your acute phase is over you would benefit from colonoscopy at least 6 weeks after the episode.
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I've been having pain on the left side of my stomach followed by constipation and low grade fever 99.9. I do have diverticulitis is this a new flair up?
For the last 10 years, I alternate between diarrhea and constipation and rarely have normal bowel movements. I feel fine, do I have diverticulitis?
Symptoms of tics: Probably not. It could be irritable bowel syndrome. The classic symptoms of diverticulitis are left lower quadrant abdominal pain. Diverticulitis and diverticulosis (no inflammation) can almost always be seen on a CAT scan of the abdomen and pelvis. Colonoscopy is also helpful. Read more
I read high fiber diet can cause constipation and potentially anal fissures + diverticulitis from passing large stools. I recently passed large stools after starting 30g per day fiber. Should I worry?
Fiber + fluid: In order to avoid hard stools after starting an increase in fiber intake, increase water intake as well. Chronic passage of large hard stools can produce anal fissures and hemorroids, but it is not uncommon to pass a larger soft stool when initiating a higher fiber diet. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
Diverticulitis @22, now 28 & constant pain beneath ribs, change in stool caliber, blood, vomiting, constipation, feels like a giant gas bubble. Uc?
Obstruction: You may have had a diagnosis of diverticulitis at 22 but if you have had recurrent attacks, you may now have developped an obstruction from narrowing that occurs with healing. This is likely benign and if ibd, not uc but crohns dz. No matter what, this needs to be evaluated and I would recommend quickly. Any GI or colorectal could see this. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prev dx'd w/ diverticulitis (2010), past few months diarrhea, constipation, bright red blood & mucous in stool, pain navel to vagina, pain during sex?
In hospital 4 months ago with diverticulitis. Along with the cramping, bloating, constipation and fever, is lower back pain & pressure also a symptom?
I have severe bloating of my stomach, lightheaded, fatigue, constipation and tenderness to my lower abdomen. I have a history of diverticulitis. Help!
I was diagnosed by a physical exam that I had a mild case of diverticulitis. I had a low grade fever, cramping, bloating, constipation/diarrhea tenderness to the touch in the lower left colon a week ago. I was put on cipro & Flagyl for 7-10 days and a 2
Diverticulosis is very common - small outpouching of the lining of the large intestine (more often found on the left side of the colon), which are generally asymptomatic unless they become infected. It is found in more than half of americans over age 60. People who eat mostly processed food, as many americans eat, do not get enough fiber in their diet. As a result, constipation and hard stools are more likely to occur - causing people to strain when passing stools. This increases the pressure in the colon or intestines and may cause these pouches to form.
Diverticulitis can present with localized pain, fever, diarrhea, but on occasion, if ruptures (like an appendix), can cause peritonitis and abscess formation. In mild cases, antibiotics can soothe the infection. Once better, you should add more fiber to your diet and avoid certain foods, such as nuts and seeds. Eating more fiber can help prevent future attacks. However, if you develop more severe symptoms, or if you have repeated bouts of diverticulitis, you may need to have that segment of large intestine removed. In emergent situations, with abscess and advanced signs of infection, emergency surgery may necessitate the use of a temporary colostomy.
I suggest that you see a gastroenterologist, who may do a colonoscopy or barium enema. You may then be referred to a general or colorectal surgeon if surgery is needed. Read more
Blood in solid stool (light pink), nausea, headache, stomach cramps. No IBS, no hemroid, no diverticulitis, no constipation, no aspirin/ibuprofen.
Could still B intern: -hemorrhoid so, best 2 have it checked out. Usually if blood is from higher up in the GI tract it's black. Still I would B evaled. Read more
Stool softener: I would recommend an otc product MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) which is a very safe and gentle stool softener. Take at least 1 capful daily as directed and increase or decrease amount based on your bowel movements. I would also recommend to eat a healthy diet that is high in fiber and water. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stomach hurts left side especially if I lean back. Was constipated. Now I am having BM. Stomach still hurts. Could it be the diverticulitis flare?
It's been 10day after antibiotics for diverticulitis still feeling sore after BM what can I do not to get constipated but still keep low fibr diet?
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