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Mom's in ICU with diverticulitis perforated colon and septis..kidney failure and not waking up once sedation was stopped..could I loss her?

Mom's in ICU with diverticulitis perforated colon and septis..kidney failure and not waking up once sedation was stopped..could I loss her?

I am so sorry: I am sorry for your situation. Perforated colon due to diverticulitis causing sepsis and kidney failure is very serious. Has she had surgery? or are they attempting to treat without surgery. As a specialty surgeon who has managed many of these situations I can tell you it is possible to survive this. Please do not hesitate to make sure all of the doctors are communicating with you/your family. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Diverticulitis (Definition)

Diverticulitis is inflamation and/or infection of diverticuli, almost exclusively of the colon. The most common place is in the sigmoid colon, low on the left side. Symptoms are pain and tenderness of the left lower abdomen. They can be mild to severe. Sometimes worse with ...Read more


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Hello. I have a prostate infection and diverticulitis which has perforated my bladder(fistula)is it hard to tell symptoms from PI vs signs of sepsis?

Hello. I have a prostate infection and diverticulitis which has perforated my bladder(fistula)is it hard to tell symptoms from PI vs signs of sepsis?

Be evaluated now...: Sigmoid diverticulitis-related fistula to urinary bladder of course leads to persistent urinary tract infection because of its continual feeding bacteria from colon to bladder. Its clinical pictures could be acute or chronic depending on local anatomical variation and personal immunity. Regardless of whatsoever, seek evaluation now. More? Follow: http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. Best wish ...Read more

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What would cause a perforated colon if not diverticulitis?

What would cause a perforated colon if not diverticulitis?

Many things: Poor blood flow, foreign objects, ulcers, severe constipation (stercoral ulcers), .... Many many things. ...Read more

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How do I know perforated colon cause from cancer or diverticulitis?

How do I know  perforated colon cause from cancer or diverticulitis?

Perforation: Acute perforation can be caused by acute diverticulitis or colon cancer. Shen there is a perforation emergency surgery is required and the removal of the perforated segment of colon is reviewed by a pathologist which can help differentiate between colon cancer and diverticulitis. ...Read more

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What could cause my bowel to perforate if it was not diverticulitis. The cat scan was unclear as to why i formed a large 12 CM abcess ?

What could cause my bowel to perforate  if it was not diverticulitis. The cat scan was unclear as to  why i formed a large 12 CM abcess ?

Diverticulitis: The most common cause is diverticulitis, but if there is a large amount of inflammation, it may not be easy to make the diagnosis. Tumors of the colon can also perforate. Usually you will be treated either with antibiotics and have repeat evaluation, or you will be a candidate for a temporary colostomy to allow things to heal. At that time, a definitive diagnosis can be made. ...Read more

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Can you get diverticulitis from a bowel perforation during a hysterectomy?

Can you get diverticulitis from a bowel perforation during a hysterectomy?

Not likely: Diverticulosis is when you have pouches form in the wall of the colon; it usually develops slowly w/ age. It may be genetic, related to constipation or to a low fiber diet. Diverticulitis is when 1 of these pouches gets inflamed & infected, leading to pain, fever, obstruction, bleeding & abscesses. This doesn't usually result from surg trauma, but the symptoms can be similar to a perforation. ...Read more

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Why am I still in pain after being in the hospital with diverticulitis, perforation and a severe infection?

Why am I still in pain after being in the hospital with diverticulitis, perforation and a severe infection?

You haven't provided: a time line as to how long you have been out of the hospital, how long the antibiotic were given and whether you were told to stay on a low fiber diet. Answers to all of this can impact the explanation, but it can take up to 6 weeks with proper treatment for this to heal. If you are having fever as well you need to return to your doctor or hospital for re evaluation promptly ...Read more

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What will be the cause for 29 years old girl diagnose for colon cancer? Colon abscess? Perforation? Diverticulitis? Stage 2a (t3nomo)

What will be the cause for 29 years old girl diagnose for colon cancer? Colon abscess?  Perforation? Diverticulitis? Stage 2a (t3nomo)

Hereditary: Abscesses, perforations, and diverticulitis are not known to cause colon cancer. Colon cancer in a young person may be due to an inherited cancer susceptibility problem like lynch (hnpcc) or gardner's (fap), especially if there is a family history. Genetic counseling and tests can be done to determine if there is a hereditary genetic predisposition. ...Read more

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Diet for diverticulitis?

Diet for diverticulitis?

Early vs. Late: Acute diverticulitis is associated with swelling of the colon that may create a temporary partial blockage of the colon. Therefore, we often advocate no food or just liquids during the initial phase of treatment. When food is resumed, it is common to recommend a low-residue diet early on. After the inflammation resolves, we often recommend high-fiber diets, which may reduce the risk of recurrence. ...Read more