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Is it possible for diverticulitis to cause pain on the right side if i've already had a partial colectomy?

Is it possible for diverticulitis to cause pain on the right side if i've already had a partial colectomy?

Yes: Often in women who have had a prior hysterectomy, the sigmoid colon shifts from the left to the center or even the right side of the lower abdomen and hence pain would be felt in the suprapubic or right lower abdomen mwith diverticulitis. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Diverticulitis (Definition)

An inflammation or infection in one or more small pouches ...Read more


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What do you suggest if my husband had a partial colectomy a month ago due to diverticulits..but now he is having internal hemmorhoids?

What do you suggest if my husband had a partial colectomy a month ago due to diverticulits..but now he is having internal hemmorhoids?

He should talk: with his surgeon and determine what is causing his hemorrhoid flare. Usually his surgery should not be a cause of hemorrhoid flare unless he has been constipated or having frequent diarrhea due to his surgery. Again his surgeon should be notified and evaluate your husband ...Read more

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My husband had a partial colectomy a month ago due to diverticulits..but now he is having internal hemmorhoids. Could these be related?

My husband had a partial colectomy a month ago due to diverticulits..but now he is having internal hemmorhoids. Could these be related?

No: He probably had the hemorrhoids before, but without symptoms. He probably was taking pain killer that will make him constipated, which can make the hemorrhoids to enlarged and cause pain with occasional bleeding. He should contact his surgeon and be evaluated. ...Read more

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Does diverticulitis cause bleeding?

Does diverticulitis cause bleeding?

No.: Diverticuli are small, typically pea-sized pockets that are very common in western societies, likely related to our high red meat, low fiber diets. The presence of these pockets is called diverticulosis and is very, very common, and may cause bleeding. Diverticulitis is inflammation of the colon brought about by rupture of one of these pockets; it generally does not cause bleeding. ...Read more

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Could diverticulitis cause pancreatitis?

Could diverticulitis cause pancreatitis?

No, I have: Never heard of a patient whose colonic diverticultis caused pancreatitis. In a rare cases, duodenal diverticula can cause pancreatitis, but this is really rare. ...Read more

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Could overnight oatmeal cause diverticulitis?

Could overnight oatmeal cause diverticulitis?

No: It is still a common myth that certain foods (undigestible foods like grains, corn) lead to more recurrences of diverticulitis. Many medical professionals still believe this however. Some people get recurrent diverticulitis no matter what they eat. ...Read more

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Is it true eating nuts seeds or berries can cause diverticulitis?

Is it true eating nuts seeds or berries can cause diverticulitis?

Probably not: It was once thought that such things could lodge in existing colonic diverticuli or block their openings, resulting in inflammation and infection. There is no real evidence of it. Some doctors still recommend avoiding such foods, but it probably makes no difference. (Personal story: I had divertiulitis 35 yr ago, another episode 2 yr ago, no others -- and I eat these things in large amounts.) ...Read more

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Does overnight oatmeal cause diverticulitis? Please, need some answers?

Does overnight oatmeal cause diverticulitis? Please, need some answers?

No: No connection with oatmeal. Diverticulitis is caused by blockage of small pockets in the colon which become infected. It is mostly related to chance if they get infected.Nothing actually prevents this from happening. Avoiding constipation is a common sense measure. ...Read more

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Can diverticulitis and diverticulitis cause complications with diabetes?

Can diverticulitis and diverticulitis cause complications with diabetes?

Yes.: Diverticulitis, by definition, is a bacterial infection arising from a hole in the colon. Any infection may complicate the management of diabetes. ...Read more

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Can diverticulitis and diverticulitis cause complications with Crohn's disease?

Maybe: It is possible for underlying ibd to complicate post-operative care of patients requiring segmental colectomy for complicated diverticular disease (i.e. Perforation) especially when it comes to reversal in the setting of active ibd. ...Read more

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How often does eating seeds cause problems such as appendicitis or diverticulitis?

How often does eating seeds cause problems such as appendicitis or diverticulitis?

No evidence that: diet has any affect on appendicitis, and only indirect evidence that eating seeds causes diverticulitis. ...Read more

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I was told that i have diverticulitis and want to know if this can cause pain in your side as well when pressed on. I also have upper right pain and have had my gallbladder checked and have nothing wrong with that?

Which side?: Which side of the body are you talking about and what other symptoms do you have? Typically, pain is on the left side of the abdomen. YES, it is possible to have pain in the side but mostly on the left side. If you'd like a private consult to ask more questions then, write me at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Use the Key Code: PDXFNR if you'd like to set up an appointment. ...Read more

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What are the causes of diverticulitis?

Infection: Small out-pouches form on the outside of the colon, most often in the left lower abdomen. Infection of these pouches (diverticulitis) causes abdominal pain and fever, treated with antibiotics. Try to avoid by eating high fiber foods, avoid junk foods and fast foods, avoid constipation, drink plenty of liquids, take fiber supplements such as metamucil. ...Read more

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What is diverticulitis and what cause it?

What is diverticulitis and what cause it?

Diverticulitis: Assuming you have diverticulosis in the first place, the symptoms of diverticulitis would include fever, chills, sweats, nausea, diarrhea and abdominal pains usually either in the lower left or lower right aspect. Diverticulitis comes from a ruptured diverticulum. ...Read more

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Please tell me what causes some people to get diverticulitis?

Please tell me what causes some people to get diverticulitis?

Diverticulitus: Is an infection of small pouches that forms on the outside of the colon or large intestine, most often on the lower left side of the abdomen. This most often occurs due to either chronic constipation or a diet low in fruits, vegetables or dietary fiber. Need to avoid junk foods ; eat more fruits ; vegetables. ; have a higher fiber diet. ...Read more

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Question my husband drinks 4 24oz everyday and he was dignose with Diverticulitis a year ago would that have caused it even though he eats well ?

Question my husband drinks 4 24oz everyday and he was dignose with Diverticulitis a year ago would  that have caused it even though he eats well ?

No direct connection: There is no direct connection between alcohol consumption and diverticulitis. But a heavy drinker is probably not on a well balanced diet that includes lots of fiber(fruit and vegetables and nuts) which may prevent diverticulitis. Drinking 96 ounces of beer daily is very unhealthy and may lead to liver disease if not already present.SEE http://bit.ly/1JtlW00 http://bit.ly/1OiIRcI ...Read more

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Does diverticulitis cause back pain?

Does diverticulitis cause back pain?

Yes: Yes it can, though typically the pain is in the abdomen. ...Read more

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Dr. Raj Kapur
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Colectomy (Definition)

It can mean removal of part or complete colon with ...Read more