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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
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
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
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
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
Gas, bloating, bad stomach pains that radiate to back, bright red blood in stool sometimes normal ultrasound. What can it be? Gastitis? Diverticulitis
Gurgling tummy, nausea, hurts in different spots, gas, smelly BM. History of CDiff, diverticulitis, ulcers, hiatal hernia, sludge in gallbladder. CT 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Blood in or on the stool, can be detected by simple test.
Passing blood is serious. ...Read more
Is it possible for diverticulitis to cause pain on the right side if I've already had a partial colectomy?
Is there a way to reverse diverticulitis? Diet? Lifestyle? What causes it? How to prevent worsening? How to prevent future Colitis?
Diverticulitus: Is an infection of small pouches that forms on the outside of the colon or large intestine, most often on the lower left side of the abdomen. This most often occurs due to either chronic constipation or a diet low in fruits, vegetables or dietary fiber. Need to avoid junk foods ; eat more fruits ; vegetables. ; have a higher fiber diet. ...Read more
Probably not: It was once thought that such things could lodge in existing colonic diverticuli or block their openings, resulting in inflammation and infection. There is no real evidence of it. Some doctors still recommend avoiding such foods, but it probably makes no difference. (Personal story: I had divertiulitis 35 yr ago, another episode 2 yr ago, no others -- and I eat these things in large amounts.) ...Read more
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