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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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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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Can diverticulitis pain be on the right side of the abdomen?

Can diverticulitis pain be on the right side of the abdomen?

Yes: Yes, although the left side is more common pain can occur on the right. ...Read more

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Managing Diverticulitis (Checklist)

Eat a high fiber diet
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Drink 80-100 oz of fluids. Avoid caffeine and alcohol.
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Never eat nuts seeds or popcorn
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Diagnosed diverticulitis last month, presented on right side via mri. Daily diahrrea since. Right diag? How to stop dihhrea?

Diagnosed diverticulitis last month, presented on right side via mri. Daily diahrrea since. Right diag? How to stop dihhrea?

May be: Isolated right side diverticulitis with out left side is unusual, except congenital cecal diverticulam ( single ) , you may have it , when inflammation subsides must have colonoscopy it mimics appendicitis , is a true diverticulum contains all layers of bowel , for recurrent attacks will need surgery. ...Read more

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For 2weeks, I've had some pain on my right side,about belt level,maybe 1-2" away from navel.Also feel pressure there when i bend over. Diverticulitis?

For 2weeks, I've had some pain on my right side,about belt level,maybe 1-2" away from navel.Also feel pressure there when i bend over. Diverticulitis?

Abdominal pain: The only way in which this could be diagnosed is by an exam and possible associated imaging studies and labs. Please go and see you doctor and have this evaluated. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Managing Diverticulitis (Checklist)

Hydrate well
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Stay away from nuts and seeds
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Eat a simple, anti-inflammatory diet
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Manage pain acutely
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Can diverticulitis pain be mostly on the right side of your abdomen with no constipation?

Yes: It is true that diverticulitis is most often on the left side of the abdomen. However right sided diverticulitis does occur and is not a result of constipation. ...Read more

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Managing Diverticulitis (Checklist)

Take initial antibiotic therapy completely
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Eat a low residue diet initially after treatment
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Eat a high fiber diet in the long run
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Had tender pain on right side of abdominal and back hurts. Did cat scan showed inflamed colon and GI dr said its either abcess or diverticulitis ?

Had  tender pain on right side of abdominal and back hurts. Did cat scan   showed inflamed colon and GI dr said its either abcess or diverticulitis ?

See below: These symptoms need to be fully and thoroughly evaluated by your physician who can then explain them to you and discuss with you what's best. ...Read more

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