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Adult, MR Enterography show Jejunum loop is dilated, mild Ileus possible,Had multiple transient intussusception in that area before what causes it ?

Adult, MR Enterography show Jejunum loop is dilated, mild  Ileus possible,Had multiple transient intussusception in that area before  what causes it ?

Surgical consult: I feel it's important for you to be evaluated by an abdominal surgeon for advice. It's likely that repeated intususceptions have somehow disturbed the motility of the duodenum. I don't think this is simply a localized Ileus. I'm concerned about the dilated loop which may become increasingly symptomatic or worsen. ...Read more

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What causes adult (Male) transient small bowel intussusception , multiple severe episodes during 3 years time frame ?

What causes adult (Male) transient small bowel intussusception , multiple severe episodes during 3 years time frame ?

Uncertain cause: It's unclear why some people are prone to episodes of intussusception. It's possible that a low fiber diet is promoting dysmotility or making it difficult for the colon to transit stool. Consider increasing the fiber content of your diet by eating a pound of vegetables and fruits a day and transitioning some/most of your proteins to beans and grains, for longevity and improved colon health. ...Read more

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What is a doudenal diverticulum? Can it cause abdominal pain?

What is a doudenal diverticulum? Can it cause abdominal pain?

Outpouching: From the duodenum. Usually asymptomatic and found during endoscopy or radiologic studies. It can lead to blockage of the biliary pancreatic tree, become inflamed and rarely rupture or bleed. If symptomatic, may require surgery.. ...Read more

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I have a urinary diverticulum, is that what causes my urinary incontinence. Should i get the diverticulum checked by a doctor?

I have a urinary diverticulum, is that what causes my urinary incontinence. Should i get the diverticulum checked by a doctor?

Yes: The symptoms of a urethral Diverticulum can be subtle, but classically involve incontinence, burning with urination, and pain with intercourse. Often women will also experience recurrent infections. Surgery to remove the Diverticulum is the only option to resolve the issue ...Read more

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Does esophageal diverticulum cause weight loss? If so, why?

Does esophageal diverticulum cause weight loss? If so, why?

Possible: if you are unable to swallow and eat , but need through investigation to rule out malignant disease , like endoscopy , possible biopsy . Speak to your doctor ...Read more

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Can internal rectal intussusception cause constipation, painful defecation, and flat & thin stools? What test is typically ordered to confirm a dx?

Can internal rectal intussusception cause constipation, painful defecation, and flat & thin stools? What test is typically ordered to confirm a dx?

Usually not: But regardless would be very unusually after a lar you mentioned in your previous note, other than exam the best test is a voiding proctogram. (defecography). ...Read more

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Can renal cysts cause pain and discomfort? I have a septated cyst along with calyceal diverticulum with calculi in the right kidney

Can renal cysts cause pain and discomfort?
I have a septated cyst along with calyceal diverticulum with calculi in the right kidney

Sometimes: Kidney cysts rarely cause pain unless they are large or if infected which is not common.Depends also on the location of the cyst &what organ it is pressing on.25% of people at age 40 &50%at 50 have cysts.The calyceal diverticulum with stone sometimes requires intervention but only by a urologist with experience in laparoscopic &/or ureteroscopic procedures(depending in location in the kidney) ...Read more

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Which is likely to cause a feeling of need to urinate&bladder discomfort: few small (1 is 2 cm) fibroids or kidney stones in the calyceal diverticulum?

Which is likely to cause a feeling of need to urinate&bladder discomfort: few small (1 is 2 cm) fibroids or kidney stones in the calyceal diverticulum?

Kidney stones or UTI: Kidney stones are frequently associated with UTI. You should check this first. Typically large fibroids push on the bladder and it is slow and continuos process. Abrupt onset of symptoms is usually directs towards bladder and kidneys problems. ...Read more

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Can glucosamine hydrochloride cause diverticula upset and pain?

Can glucosamine hydrochloride cause diverticula upset and pain?

Not likely.: Although I do not promote its use, it is soluble and well avbsorbed. Can raise blood sugar, but cannot cause diverticulitis. ...Read more

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Can diverticula of the sigmoid colon cause pain when menstrual when pooping and can it cause painful spasms in the rectum?

Can diverticula of the sigmoid colon cause pain when menstrual when pooping and can it cause painful spasms in the rectum?

Diverticulosis: Diverticulosis does not involve the rectum or cause spasms. Diverticulosis is also uncommon in someone your age. Whoever has this should eat more fiber. ...Read more

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Can menstruation cause diverticula (not infected) in colon to cause some pain/pressure/discomfort in pelvis? Us of pelvis fine.

Can menstruation cause diverticula (not infected) in colon to cause some pain/pressure/discomfort in pelvis? Us of pelvis fine.

No: There is no association between menstruation and diverticula. You're very young even to have diverticula. Was this seen on a colonoscopy? You can have endometriosis within your pelvis (including on your colon) which can feel worse around the time of menstruation. Treatments for endometriosis include Depot-Lupron, surgery, continuous BCPs, daily Letrozole. Endometriosis is hard to see by sonogram ...Read more

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How does straining for a bowel movement cause diverticular disease when this action squeezes the colon from the outside (diverticula push out not in)?

How does straining for a bowel movement cause diverticular disease when this action squeezes the colon from the outside (diverticula push out not in)?

Diverticula are: formed by increased pressure on weakened spots of the intestinal walls by gas, waste, or liquid. Diverticula can form while straining during a bowel movement, such as with constipation. Squeezing the colon increases the pressure within the colon lumen. ...Read more

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Can colitis cause similar SX to appendicitis? CT WO contrast showed mild thickenin transverse colon diverticula sigmoid. 9 months on and off RLQ pain.

Yes : Yes certainly the two conditions can be very similar and difficult to tell apart. See a primary care doctor general surgeon or gastroenterologist for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Can intussusception be cured?

Can intussusception be cured?

Yes: Treatment can often be as simple as a hydrostatic (water pressure) enema under the guidance of a radiologist.The child is monitored by staff as contrast material is introduced into the bottom thru a tube & visualixed on xray. If successful, the kid is monitored for a time & checked for things that might trigger the problem. Occasionally, surgery will be needed to fix it & look for trigger points. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of intussusception?

Rectal bleeding: Classic hallmarks of intussusception in a child are abdominal pain, lethargy and rectal bleeding (currant jelly stools). It is diagnosed with an air-contrast or barium enema. This xray study makes the diagnosis and in 80% of cases also cures the disease by reducing the intussusception. ...Read more

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What are the tests for intussusception?

What are the tests for intussusception?

Ultrasound and enema: Ultrasound can locate the mass of intussusception with characteristic sonographic finding, target or doughnut sign.This usually ileocolic intussusception where distal small bowel,ileum,telescopes into large bowel. Usually diagnostic enema performed for confirmation and therapeutic reduction to avoid surgery. Sometimes intussusception detected on CT exam. ...Read more

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What is the definition of intussusception?

Bowel obstruction: When bowel telescopes into bowel this is an intussusception. Examples include colon into colon, small bowel into colon or colon into small bowel or small bowel into small bowel. This leads to an intestinal obstruction with symptoms of pain, vomiting and currant jelly stools or blood in the stools. ...Read more

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