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Does age play a role in diverticulitis and diverticulitis?

Does age play a role in diverticulitis and diverticulitis?

Yes.: The incidence of diverticular disease in the US increases with age: diverticuli are found in as many as 1/3 people by age 60, and app 1/2 of all people 80 and over. It is believed that our high red meat/low fiber diets contribute to this high incidence. Of course, only a small subset (~20%) of people with diverticuli ever develop 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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Can diverticulitis play a role in herniation of the colon?

Can diverticulitis play a role in herniation of the colon?

No.: These are two separate diagnoses. A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall through which the colon may protrude, albeit rarely. Diverticulitis is inflammation of the colon brought about by the rupture of a diverticulum. ...Read more

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Does diet play much of a role in degenerative diseases?

Does diet play much of a role in degenerative diseases?

A Major Role: Toxic food items are perhaps the reason of the epidemic of chronic degenerative diseases avoid sugars, fried foods, vegatable oils like canola & soy, meats that are cured wth nitrates & nitrites, aspartame, splenda, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, maragarine, soy based products, sweetened beverages like juice & soda, microwaved foods, artificial colors & flavors. All of these products caus. ...Read more

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Does diet play a role in preventing irritable bowel syndrome?

Does diet play a role in preventing irritable bowel syndrome?

Helpful: Diet can be helpful in managing the symptoms of ibs but there is no specific diet that prevents ibs. It varies from person to person and disease type. ...Read more

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Does alcohol play a role in gerd?

Does alcohol play a role in gerd?

Yes.: It is one of many substances that increase or cause gerd by opening the lower esophageal sphincter. ...Read more

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Does 29 years old can have colon cancer and diverticulitis the same time?

Does 29 years old  can have colon cancer and diverticulitis the same time?

Possible: Yes there is possibility . Please see gastroenterologist to be evaluate via colonoscopy . There are certain hereditary colon cancer that may associated with early age. ...Read more

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If I have polyps in the colon, aged 26- would there be an extremely high incidence of colon cancer later in life?

If I have polyps in the colon, aged 26- would there be an extremely high incidence of colon cancer later in life?

Perhaps??: There are many types of polyps, some common at younger ages, and not all polyps lead to cancer! just having a benign hyperplastic polyp at age 26 probably doesn't influence your colon cancer risk at all! but other polyps are much more worrisome, so find out what kind you had, and discuss your personal risk with your doctor, knowing that surveillance should greatly reduce your chance of cancer. ...Read more

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Can you request a large bowel removal for a better quality of life. I have Crohn's and pan-colitis entire colon effected no Crohn's in s-bowel ?

Can you request a large bowel removal for a better quality of life. I have Crohn's and pan-colitis entire colon effected no Crohn's  in s-bowel ?

Crohns: Yes you can have a this is a complex decision to be made in coordination with your gastroenterologist and surgeon. The problem with colectomy in crohns disease is the fact that the disease can then affect your small intestine resulting in shortgut syndrome and the inability to absorb nutrients and water properly. Please talk this over with your gastrologist and seek a surgical opinion from a colorectal specialist. ...Read more

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Is there any link between colon or intestine problems and prostatitis in young men?

Is there any link between colon or intestine problems and prostatitis in young men?

Maybe: Some cases of prostatitis may be due to an inflammatory, non-bacterial process resulting in chronic pain. These symptoms may also be seen in individuals with inflammatory bowel disease, peri-rectal disease or proctitis. ...Read more

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I have an ostomy as well as hernias and neurofibromatosis/no sense ganglia in colon. Is reversal a good idea for me?

I have an ostomy as well as hernias and neurofibromatosis/no sense ganglia in colon.  Is reversal a good idea for me?

Need the ganglia: In order the colon to evacuate stool need the ganglia ( nerves ) reversal will not help with out removal of the entire diseased colon , like hirsprung's disease , then you can have reversal and repair of hernia, need more info on nf & hernia ( ? Paracolostomy hernia ). ...Read more

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Never been to the doctor since i was very young. I'm in overall good health. Is a pelvic or pap or both part of female work related fam dr physical?

Never been to the doctor since i was very young. I'm in overall good health. Is a pelvic or pap or both part of female work related fam dr physical?

Pap Smear: The us preventive service task force (usptf) recommends cervical cancer screening with pap smear for ages 21-65 every 3 years unless you have a previous abnormal pap smear. So, unless you're sexually active, you can forego pap smear until you teach the age of 21. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Ascending colon pain age 21 change in bowel habits and no anemia went to the er three times and everything clear.Scared it might be Colon cancer.

Ascending colon pain age 21 change in bowel habits and no anemia went to the er three times and everything clear.Scared it might be Colon cancer.

See below:: Agree with Dr. KATAKKAR. It is unlikely that you have colon cancer. However, the issue is not suitable for ER. You need to see your primary care provider and let her/him decide if a referral to a gastroenterologist is warranted. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Do genetics play a role in the severity someone may experience a bacterial infection?

Do genetics play a role in the severity someone may experience a bacterial infection?

Yes: They do, some people are more prone to certain infections based on their genes, this is a very young field in medicine so i cannot elaborate more, but the short answer is yes. ...Read more

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What is a "low residue" diet for diverticulitis, and will it increase my chances of getting colon cancer later in life?

What is a "low residue" diet for diverticulitis, and will it increase my chances of getting colon cancer later in life?

No: A low fiber diet is used to treat acute diverticulitis and is low in fiber foods such as grains, fruits, vegetables. It is only used for a finite period of time to allow healing of the inflammation. I high fiber diet is recommended for diverticulosi and may have protective features regarding colon cancer prevention. ...Read more

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Wat age should male get a colonoscopy if his gpa died of colon cancer? Also when should prostate be checked if history of cancer in both sides of fam?

Wat age should male get a colonoscopy if his gpa died of colon cancer? Also when should prostate be checked if history of cancer in both sides of fam?

10 years earlier: In general, screening colonoscopies should start at age 50years, or 10 years earlier from the time detected by a family member. The role of detection of prostate cancer is a bit more controversial, but start with regular physical exams and discussion with his primary care physician. ...Read more

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If someone had no waste in his sigmoid colon and then he went out to play a game baseball, would playing baseball cause waste to form in the sigmoid?

If someone had no waste in his sigmoid colon and then he went out to play a game baseball, would playing baseball cause waste to form in the sigmoid?

No: Waste comes from the food that you put in your mouth, goes to your stomach, then your small bowel, then your colon. If your sigmoid is empty now, it will be full in a few hours from what you had for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The journey from your mouth to your colon takes several hours. ...Read more