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Dr. Jan Rakinic
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Diverticulosis (Definition)

Diverticulosis is the presence of small outpouching's of the wall of the digestive tract, usually the colon. If one of them becomes infected it is known as diverticulitis. Diverticula also can ...Read more


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Does diverticulosis and diverticulitis usually cause many symptoms?

Does diverticulosis and diverticulitis usually cause many symptoms?

No and yes: Diverticulosis (pockets in the wall of the colon) usually causes no symptoms. May be associated constipation/gas/cramps, but not specifically due to the pockets diverticulitis typical symptoms: pain, usually left lower abd, fever; associated with high WBC count. Urinary symptoms if inflammation affects bladder or ureters. Can recur. Not from plugging of pockets, but blow out of weak wall. ...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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Why does ulcerative colitis cause joint pain?

Why does ulcerative colitis cause joint pain?

Inflammation: A percentage of patients with ulcerative colitis will have an associated inflammatory arthritis. This type of arthritis is similar in mechanism to other types of inflammatory arthritic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and is characterized by inflammation attacking various joints in the body. Do not hesitate to see a rheumatologist for treatment options. ...Read more

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Does chlamydia cause abdominal pain?

Does chlamydia cause abdominal pain?

Chlamydia is often a: “silent” disease – this means the person isn't experiencing symptoms. Chlamydia symptoms in women may include: spotting, painful sexual intercourse, pain w urination, vaginal discharge (milky or yellow mucus), lower abdominal pain, nausea & fever. Chlamydia in men may cause burning or pain w urinating, irritation at penis opening, discharge, groin pain w swelling & testicular swelling /pain. ...Read more

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Does IBS cause pain cause lower right pelvic pain?

Does IBS cause pain cause lower right pelvic pain?

It can, so can other: Lots of things can cause right pelvic pain. If it is new, or a change in pattern, for a 61 Y.O. Woman, would not assume ibs, until other potentially more serious causes are evaluated, e.g. Gyn/ovarian issues, other colon or GI problems, hernias, etc.. See your doc. ...Read more

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Does syphilis cause abdominal pain?

Does syphilis cause abdominal pain?

Here are some ...: It's possible to feel abdominal pain in its secondary stage if the visceral organs such as liver - syphilitic hepatitis - take place, but very rarely happening. ...Read more

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Can endometriosis cause bad rectal pains?

Can endometriosis cause bad rectal pains?

Yes: It all depends on where the endometriosis lies, but if it affects the area behind the uterus known as the cul-de-sac, it can casue rectal pain and can be associated with significant bowel symptoms. ...Read more

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Does PID cause sharp pain in rectum......

Does PID cause sharp pain in rectum......

It can: Once the fallopian tubes are closed and a tubo-ovarian abscess occurs then yes. ...Read more

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Why does endometriosis typically cause pain and health problems?

Why does endometriosis typically cause pain and health problems?

Endometriosis: There are certain proinflammatory substances that are secreted by the ectopic endometrial tissue that are very irritating to adjacent tissues and nerve endings causing pain. These substances, ie prostaglandin, will cause uterine contractions that are also painful. ...Read more

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Does gas cause stomach pain or it just cause pain in intestine ?

Gas pain: It will cause pain no matter where it is if blows the are up enough. ...Read more

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Does abdominal hernia cause pain?

Yes: Not always, but possible. Stretching tissue, or bowel caught can cause issues. ...Read more

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Does pelvic inflammatory disease cause bloating and pain?

Yes it can: Pelvic inflammatory disease (pid) can cause abdominal pain and even bloating but the later maybe less common. Other symptoms can include vaginal bleeding, vaginal discharge, back pain, painful urination and painful intercourse. Systemic complaints can include fever, nasuea, and vomiting. ...Read more

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Can prostatitis cause bloating and constipation, lower middle stomach pain or what else can it be?

Can prostatitis cause bloating and constipation, lower middle stomach pain or what else can it be?

Here are some ...: Prostatitis alone should not cause bloating & constipation, which are related with GI functional disorders, although it may cause some perineal discomfort if the diagnosis is correct. Of note, prostatitis has been overused and even misused for men with vague mild symptoms related with urination. So, seek professional evaluation and counseling so to avoid unnecessary confusion & anxiety. ...Read more

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Does appendicitis cause any abscess?

Does appendicitis cause any abscess?

Pus Happens: Abscesses are often associated with appendicitis, especially after perforation. They may manifest itself with the initial episode or (even) weeks after an appendectomy. Treatment requires drainage (usually via radiologic guidance) and antibiotics. ...Read more

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Does colitis also cause vomiting?

Does colitis also cause vomiting?

Varies: stimulation of the GI tract often triggers vomiting. Colitis from mild causes like a virus typically affects the entire GI tract and for this reason, will usually trigger nausae/vomiting and diarrhea. ...Read more

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Why does lamectal cause muscle pain?

?lamictal: Lamictal or lamotrigine is a very valuable drug for epilepsy and psychiatric applications, and typically has rather few adverse effects other than an occasional risk of a severe skin reaction in sensitive folks. It would be very unusual that Lamictal would promote muscle pain. Look for another cause. ...Read more

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Can endometriosis cause severe rectal pains?

Can endometriosis cause severe rectal pains?

Yes: Endometriosis that occurs behind and below the uterus in the pelvic cavity can cause significant rectal pain. This can be suspected by pelvic exam and confirmed by laparoscopy. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Diverticular Diseases (Definition)

Diverticular disease is a condition where pouches protrude outward from weakened areas in the colon and result in abdominal ...Read more


Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Diverticulitis (Definition)

A condition in which one or more of the small pouches in the digestive tract ...Read more