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Does holding gas in you body cause diverticulitis?

Does holding gas in you body cause diverticulitis?

No: There are no known specific causes of diverticulitis. Diet does not seem to play a role. A high fiber diet is recommended though not proven beneficial. The commonly heard advice to avoid small undigestible foods (such as nuts and seeds) because they may theoretically become lodged in a diverticulum is completely unproven and is probably little more than an old wives' tale. ...Read more

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Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more


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What to do about gas after diverticulitis surgery?

What to do about gas after diverticulitis surgery?

Depends: Sometimes increased fiber intake in the diet recommended after diverticulitis can cause more gas and bloating of the abdomen as a side effect. Over the counter products containing simethicone may be of some benefit with symptoms. ...Read more

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I have potential bowel obstruct with diverticulitis. X-ray image had circles on area of my stomach. Diverticulum located high. Gas pockets??

I have potential bowel obstruct with diverticulitis. X-ray image had circles on area of my stomach. Diverticulum located high. Gas pockets??

Seek treatment: Hi, the description of your medical illness can be consistent with the laboratory findings you provided please seek immediate medical treatment if you are having symptoms. Hopefully you are being treated already... ...Read more

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Discomfort lower left abdomin-incl to touch not constant/severe and often occurs with gas or need to have bm. Loose bowels. Ct done for diverticulitis-bowel/related was unremarkable-no mass/inflamation.

Discomfort lower left abdomin-incl to touch not constant/severe and often occurs with gas or need to have bm. Loose bowels. Ct done for diverticulitis-bowel/related was unremarkable-no mass/inflamation.

Follow up with Dr.: You probably have seen a doctor to have a ct ordered. Persistent pain and discomfort could be related to a number of possible causes. A gastroenterologist may be helpful if this is a persistent problem. Further work up beyond a ct scan may include colonoscopy and additional laboratory tests, depending on the findings. ...Read more

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Diverticulitis @22, now 28 & constant pain beneath ribs, change in stool caliber, blood, vomiting, constipation, feels like a giant gas bubble. Uc?

Diverticulitis @22, now 28 & constant pain beneath ribs, change in stool caliber, blood, vomiting, constipation, feels like a giant gas bubble. Uc?

Obstruction: You may have had a diagnosis of diverticulitis at 22 but if you have had recurrent attacks, you may now have developped an obstruction from narrowing that occurs with healing. This is likely benign and if ibd, not uc but crohns dz. No matter what, this needs to be evaluated and I would recommend quickly. Any GI or colorectal could see this. ...Read more

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Last nite had what I think was a diverticulitis episode pain, difficult passing gas, mucus with a bit of blood and low grade fever. Very little bland food the past two days. Today better no fever but stomach and abdomen still feels uncomfortable. Should

Last nite had what I think was a diverticulitis episode pain, difficult passing gas, mucus with a bit of blood and low grade fever. Very little bland food the past two days. Today better no fever but stomach and abdomen still feels uncomfortable. Should

Go to ER OR A DOCTOR: If you have acute diverticulitis you need a proper treatment pending the stages of your infection that will be be assessed by physical examination and CT scan if mild you stay on light diet and take oral antibiotic if moderate or severe you need IV antibiotic and IV fluid and you might have to stay fasting to prevent complicated diverticulitis that could mean surgery.so go and see a doctor please ...Read more

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Gas, bloating, bad stomach pains that radiate to back, bright red blood in stool sometimes normal ultrasound. What can it be? Gastitis? Diverticulitis

Gas, bloating, bad stomach pains that radiate to back, bright red blood in stool sometimes normal ultrasound. What can it be? Gastitis? Diverticulitis

Unlikely gastritis: Bright red blood is usually associated with disease of the left colon such as diverticulitis or hemorrhoids, but the latter is not typically associated with gas bloating. See your internist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Gurgling tummy, nausea, hurts in different spots, gas, smelly BM. History of CDiff, diverticulitis, ulcers, hiatal hernia, sludge in gallbladder. CT ok?

Gurgling tummy, nausea, hurts in different spots, gas, smelly BM. History of CDiff, diverticulitis, ulcers, hiatal hernia, sludge in gallbladder. CT ok?

Not OK!: You report a number of medical concerns and complaints so you must, as soon as possible, make an appointment to see your primary doctor.
Much of your complaints can be carefully controlled. ...Read more

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I have diverticulitis. How do I know if I'm having a flare up? Had cramps bloating gas for 3 weeks but no diarrhea until today?

I have diverticulitis. How do I know if I'm having a flare up? Had cramps bloating gas for 3 weeks but no diarrhea until today?

Symptoms: Symptoms of a diverticulitis flare include, abdominal pain (usually left lower side, but may be all over), possibly nausea, vomiting, rectal bleeding, fevers, change in bowels, bloating... If you think you are having a diverticulitis flare, please see your doctor to see if you need antibiotics. If untreated it could get a lot worse. ...Read more

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3 days passing gas, moderate LUQ abdominal pain (worse after eating, walking) tender abdomen. Neg for IBS, Chrons, diverticulitis. Not constipated.

3 days passing gas, moderate LUQ abdominal pain (worse after eating, walking) tender abdomen. Neg for IBS, Chrons, diverticulitis. Not constipated.

Ulcers? Constipation: Ulcers, constipation, pancreatitis, diverticulitis, splenic (rare), gallbladder. When do you get pain? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? See a doctor for exam and studies. ...Read more

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How could a person with diverticulosis eat fiber if the fiber gives you gas?

How could a person with diverticulosis eat fiber if the fiber gives you gas?

Little at a time.: Try to have a little bit of fiber at a time, divided amongst several meals in a day. Your body might tolerate it better that way. For women, 35 grams daily and 50 grams daily for men - divide it up amongst five meals daily. ...Read more

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I pass gas maybe once a day and I'm in constant pain. I can't get an answer from my GI or PCP. I've had all the tests done. Mild Diverticulosis.?

I pass gas maybe once a day and I'm in constant pain. I can't get an answer from my GI or PCP. I've had all the tests done. Mild Diverticulosis.?

What is da question?: If ur question is "what is the diagnosis? ", consider using HealthTap Prime to discuss the condition & go over all your symptoms & the testing that has been done so far. Somewhere along the line, you came up with "mild diverticulosis". That may cause intermittent pain (diverticulitis), not constant. There may be something other than what your GI or PCP has been investigating. This forum won't help. ...Read more

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Severe pain in lower left abdomen. Thought it was gas. Have had it for 2 days. Was diagnosed with diverticulosis last year. Is this gas? Cannot sleep

Severe pain in lower left abdomen. Thought it was gas. Have had it for 2 days. Was diagnosed with diverticulosis last year. Is this gas? Cannot sleep

Go to ER, now.: Mary, this is not a question for the Internet.

Please go to the emergency room immediately. What you are describing could be a number of things and you need to be evaluated by a physician.

If you don't feel well enough to drive have a relative or friend drive you or call an ambulance.

I wish you the best. ...Read more

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Have diverticulosis. 2 days now, constant pain in lower left abdomen. Cannot sleep or walk. Could it be trapped gas? No fever or nausea

Have diverticulosis. 2 days now, constant pain in lower left abdomen. Cannot sleep or walk. Could it be trapped gas? No fever or nausea

LLQ pain: Although you are young for the disease it could be diverticulitis. other left lower quadrant causes could be inflammation of the ovary or Fallopian tube or even an ectopic pregnancy. A stone in the ureter should also be considered. Is the pain worsened with walking? Is it worsened with a bowel movement? Is there any nausea? Do you have a fever? You need evaluation and possible CT scan. ...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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Could overnight oatmeal cause diverticulitis?

No: It is still a common myth that certain foods (undigestible foods like grains, corn) lead to more recurrences of diverticulitis. Many medical professionals still believe this however. Some people get recurrent diverticulitis no matter what they eat. ...Read more

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Does diverticulitis cause back pain?

Does diverticulitis cause back pain?

Yes: Yes it can, though typically the pain is in the abdomen. ...Read more

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Diverticulitis - can it cause shoulder pain?

Diverticulitis - can it cause shoulder pain?

Not likely: Because it is usually located in sigmoid colon, which is lower left abdomen. Upper abdominal problems can, at times, cause irritation of diaphragm and referred shoulder pain. ...Read more

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How to treat an abscess caused by diverticulitis?

How to treat an abscess caused by diverticulitis?

Three Options: A diverticular abscess is a collection of pus resulting from an acute perforation of the colon after a 'tic ruptures. If small, (IV) antibiotics alone may suffice. If it is bigger than an inch-or-two, drainage (plus abx) is required. Ideally, drainage is done by an interventional radiologist via ct-guidance; however, if the abscess cannot be accessed in this manner, surgical drainage is necessary. ...Read more

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Can diverticulitis cause high glucose in the urine?

Can diverticulitis cause high glucose in the urine?

Not directly: But if infection can cause elevated glucose in blood of diabetics because of stress response. This in turn will cause high glucose in urine. You need to have your blood sugar and glycohemoglobin checked, so go and see your doctor. ...Read more

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Diverticulitis (Definition)

An inflammation or infection in one or more small pouches ...Read more