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What kind of condition is diverticulosis and diverticulitis?

What kind of condition is diverticulosis and diverticulitis?

Colon outpouching: Diverticulosis is an outpouching of the wall of the colon due to a weakness in the colonic wall. Diverticulitis is when something gets stuck in the outpouching, causing an infection to occur there. ...Read more

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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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Is diverticulosis the name of the health condition when one cannot eat seeds?

Is diverticulosis the name of the health condition when one cannot eat seeds?

Tiny pockets: Diverticulosis is a common condition that affects adults in developed countries whose diets consist mainly of refined foods low in fiber. The general recommendation is to avoid foods with seeds that may cause blockage of the pockets resulting in infection, though the evidence for this is lacking. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with diverticular disease, extensive diverticulosis. Is there any conservative treatment for this? Would like to avoid surgery.

I have been diagnosed with diverticular disease, extensive diverticulosis. Is there any conservative treatment for this? Would like to avoid surgery.

Eat: A high fiber diet and drink 80-100 ounces of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily, and avoid constipation. Call your doctor immediately if you should get left lower abdominal pain with a fever and get on a clear liquid diet until he can see you or send you to the er. ...Read more

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My 40 yr old son is in the hospital he has chrons disease and diverticulosis he is still in terrible pain and dry heeving what else could be wrong?

My 40 yr old son is in the hospital  he has chrons disease and diverticulosis  he is still in terrible pain and dry heeving  what else could be wrong?

Acute presentation: Requires a more expeditious diagnostic approach and coordination among the specialists. Who admitted your son? Who diagnosed his crohn's disease? Was there a ct scan to indicate diverticulitis? Crohn's complication? For this type of presentation, GI doc and surgeon work together closely to provide the best care. Your son - and his loved ones are a big part of the overall process, stay engaged... ...Read more

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I've eaten a high fiber diet my whole life and now have Diverticulosis. I question the etiology of this disease. Does high fiber cause Diverticulosis?

I've eaten a high fiber diet my whole life and now have Diverticulosis. I question the etiology of this disease. Does high fiber cause Diverticulosis?

Holistic hoax: Anecdotal study based on African tribes who had a high fiber diet and were w/o diverticular disease. There have been no scientific double blind long term studies. Since you now have diverticular disease suggest a low residue diet. Consult a gastroenterologist for help in management ...Read more

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I have moderate diverticulosis, gastritis, celiac disease, and lactose intolerance. How do increase fiber in my diet besides taking Metamucil?

I have moderate  diverticulosis, gastritis, celiac disease, and lactose intolerance. How do increase fiber in my diet besides taking Metamucil?

Look at various : Look at various products. Google gluten-free fiber. You will find products like Citrucel, A whole prior your products from vibrant and so forth. As your own detective you will be able to find the product you're looking for ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Diverticulosis?

What is the definition or description of: Diverticulosis?

Diverticulosis: 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 sometimes end up bleeding. ...Read more

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I have diverticulosis and need to know what foods to avoid.?

I have diverticulosis and need to know what foods to avoid.?

You have posted: 2 questions, one about diverticulosis and one about diverticulitis. The diet for each is different so the differentiation is important. "itis" is low fiber diet until complete resolution usually 4-6 weeks. The "osis" is high fiber diet. Can be confusing so having the right diagnosis and terminology is critical. ...Read more

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Is diverticulosis curable?

Is diverticulosis curable?

Diverticulosis.: Diverticulosis is manageable, not curable. Once the pockets in the colon form, they don't go back again. High fiber diet is the rule. ...Read more

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Is there a surgery for diverticulosis?

Is there a surgery for diverticulosis?

Not specifically: The condition of diverticulosis is a highly common finding of small out-pouches in the wall of the colon, most commonly the sigmoid colon. But diverticulosis can affect the entire colon. Surgery is not performed unless there are complications such as repeated infections of diverticulitis, colon stricturing or narrowing, serious bleeding. ...Read more

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Can i eat quinoa if I have diverticulosis?

Can i eat quinoa if I have diverticulosis?

Sure.: There's nothing that tells us that we can't eat quinoa given diverticuli. ...Read more

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Is eggplant bad for suferers of diverticulosis?

Is eggplant bad for suferers of diverticulosis?

Diet for: Treatment of diverticulosis is controversial. High fiber, low fiber, etc. I don't think eggplants are at either extreme, so i think you are ok otherwise. Ask a dietician to make sure. ...Read more

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Is there an operation that can fix my diverticulosis?

Yes: Diverticulosis, the presence of little pockets in the wall of the colon does not usually require surgery. If these pockets, or diverticuli, cause symptoms, then surgery may be required. Lower abdominal pain with fevers can be caused by a burst pocket - this is what is called diverticulitits. Surgery for diverticulitis is needed for recurrent attacks or those that do not respond to antibiotics. ...Read more

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What are the tests for diverticulosis and diverticulitis?

Diverticulosis: Because diverticula by themselves usually do not cause problems, most people learn they have diverticulosis during routine screening examinations for colorectal cancer or during tests that check for other intestinal problems. Diverticulitis, on the other hand, is usually diagnosed during an acute attack. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between colitis and diverticulosis?

Is there a difference between colitis and diverticulosis?

yes: These are two different problem. Diverticulosis means pockets in colon specially in sigmoid part but these pockets are not infected. When infected called diverticulitis. Colitis is infection or inflammation of inner lining of the colon. ...Read more

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Tired of diverticulosis, but is there any way to get a cure?

Tired of diverticulosis, but is there any way to get a cure?

Diverticulosis.: Diverticulosis is manageable, not curable. Once the pockets in the colon form, they don't go back again. High fiber diet is the rule. ...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)

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