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How is diverticulitis disease typically treated?

How is diverticulitis disease typically treated?

Diverticulitis that: Is the infected condition of diverticulosis is treated with bowel rest and antibiotics. Once pain, fever and white blood cell count return to normal we start a liquid diet and gradually advance to a low residue diet which should be maintained for 4-6 weeks to allow the colon inflammation to completely resolve. If multiple episodes elective surgery may be appropriate to avoid further complications. ...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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Is it true that diverticulitis is a hereditary disease?

Generally not: Diverticular disease is generally a sporadic , acquired problem with the large intestine (mainly left colon and sigmoid colon) and considered to be caused primarily by poor fiber diets. This causes smaller stools and higher colonic pressures required to evacuate those stools . There are rare inherited connective tissue disorders associated with diverticular disease but these are the exception. ...Read more

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What is the difference between colitis disease and diverticulitis?

What is the difference between colitis disease and diverticulitis?

Very different: Colitis is inflammation of the colon. It is commonly seen with inflammatory disease of the colon (ulcerative colitis). Any area of the colon can become inflamed with this. Diverticulosis is having small pockets that poke out of the bowel wall. Diverticulosis is when one of these pockets gets infected or inflamed. This is usually more localized, like in the left sigmoid colon. ...Read more

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

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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What's the name of the disease that cannot tolerate alcohol? Ibs or diverticulitis?

What's the name of the disease that cannot tolerate alcohol? Ibs or diverticulitis?

Alcohol Intolerance.: Heavy drinking, can cause IBS symptoms. Severe pain after drinking Alcohol can happen in Hodgkin lymphoma Risk factors for Alcohol Intolerance •Having asthma or hay fever (allergic rhinitis) •Having an allergy to grains or to another food Please see a Physician for Risk factors for Alcohol Intolerance. ...Read more

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I have mngie disease as well as diverticulitis of the small bowel. Do I have any options for treatment?

I have mngie disease as well as diverticulitis of the small bowel. Do I have any options for treatment?

Unknown: You have a very rare disorder that's been reported in less than 100 patients. It's associated with neurological conditions as well as GI ones with pathognomonic findings on mri. You would be best followed at an ultra specialized center where they are involved in research. You can find links on the web via the nlm - national library of medicine. ...Read more

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Does diverticulitis considered an inflammatory bowel disease? or just inflammatory disease

Does diverticulitis considered an inflammatory bowel disease? or just inflammatory disease

Diverticulitis.: Acute diverticulitis is an infection of a diverticulum that aberrantly outpouches from the colon. This is not considered an inflammatory bowel disease, such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's. ...Read more

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ER X3, 1st diverticulitis, 2nd adhesions, 3rd possible GB disease. Need to have HIDA. Appt in 3wks. Severe pain, vomiting neon, diarrhea. Back to ER?

ER X3, 1st diverticulitis,  2nd adhesions, 3rd possible GB disease. Need to have HIDA. Appt in 3wks. Severe pain, vomiting neon, diarrhea. Back to ER?

Yes: Your symptoms sound significant. I would suggest immediate report to an ER and get a consultation with a GI surgeon at that time. ...Read more

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Does ostio arthritis, diverticulitis , connective tissue disease, hypothyroidism , early menopause, uterus polyp, asthma collectively mean anything ?

Does ostio arthritis, diverticulitis , connective tissue disease, hypothyroidism , early menopause, uterus polyp, asthma collectively mean anything ?

Yes different diseas: Different diseases can co-exist, I am not aware of a syndrome encompassing all those, a rheumatologist and an allergist/immunologist can definitely help, goodluck, . ...Read more

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What is diverticulitis and how is it treated?

What is diverticulitis and how is it treated?

Infection : It is infection of diverticulum ( out pocketing of colon lining usually caused by constipation). It is treated with antibiotics ( oral or IV depending upon severity) or surgery if perforation. U have to b seen and examined by a physician to make the diagnosis and then treatment plan. Once healed, high fiber diet us the key to try to prevent further complications. ...Read more

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What to do if I am 33 and i was just treated for diverticulitis, what can I eat?

What to do if I am 33 and i was just treated for diverticulitis, what can I eat?

I generally: Treat diverticulitis with 14 days of antibiotics, a liquid diet until pain and fever and white blood cell count normalize, then a low fiber diet for a full 6 weeks to let colon heal. If you are having repeated episodes of diverticulitis you should consider elective surgery to remove this portion of your colon and avoid future severe attacks or complications. ...Read more

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How is esophageal diverticulitis treated?

Diverticulitis: tge esophagus can have diverticuli but usually in one of two locations. They are both treated surgically. Diverticulitis is an infection of the diverticuli and that usually happens in the colon and not the esophagus. May need more details here ...Read more

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I have slight swelling right below my left rib cage don't know what it is being treated for mild diverticulitis right now could it be that?

I have slight swelling right below my left rib cage don't know what it is being treated for mild diverticulitis right now could it be that?

Unlikely: If it feels like dough, it could be a lipoma (a benign fatty tumor underneath the skin). These are usually not tender when you press on them. It is unlikely that you would have any cutaneous (skin) manifestations of diverticulitis, especially mild. ...Read more

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What is diverticulitis?

Inflammation: It is related to acute inflammation of a diverticulum(a sac-like protrusion of the colonic wall), generally considered to be due to be related to microperforation of a diverticulum. It can present with a wide range of symptoms but most commonly abdominal pain. Other common symptoms are nausea(sometimes with vomiting), constipation, diarrhea, flatulence, and bloating. ...Read more

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