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What point should I consider surgery for diverticulitis, 2 flare ups in a month. (had diverticulosis for years) last scope was nov. 13.

What point should I consider surgery for diverticulitis, 2 flare ups in a month.  (had diverticulosis for years) last scope was nov. 13.

Discuss with surgeon: Surgery should be a last resort but this is something to discuss with your gastroenterologist and/or surgeon. You should weigh the benefits of having surgery vs the risks, complications of such a surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Rakinic
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Diverticulosis (Definition)

Diverticulosis is a medication condition in which a person has outpouchings in the wall of his large intestine. Sometimes food particles can get trapped in the pocket, and if it becomes infected or inflamed, the condition ...Read more


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I had colonoscopy done last week and findings is scattered diverticulosis and internal hemorrhoids what does this mean and should I worry?

I had colonoscopy done last week and findings is  scattered diverticulosis and internal hemorrhoids what does this mean and should I worry?

Don't worry: Diverticulosis is present in most people over the age of 60, and while it can lead to problems, they are unpredictable, rare, and unpreventable. Internal hemorrhoids are also extraordinarily common to find at colonoscopy, and require no treatment or follow up unless causing some problem. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Have lower left abdominal pain. Had Normal colonoscopy 2 yrs ago, No diverticulosis or anything. Could I have developed Diverticulosis in last 2 years?

Have lower left abdominal pain. Had Normal colonoscopy 2 yrs ago, No diverticulosis or anything. Could I have developed Diverticulosis in last 2 years?

Many possibilities: Ovary, hernia, uterus, bladder are all possible sources of your pain. Constipation is easily remedied at home with bowel regimen, increased oral hydration and laxatives. If no better, get in for appointment with your regular doc. Be well. ...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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On Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Flagyl for colitis, also diagnoses of mild diverticulosis. Given vague dietary guidelines... How long eating BRAT diet? Then what to eat?

On Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Flagyl for colitis, also diagnoses of mild diverticulosis. Given vague dietary guidelines... How long eating BRAT diet? Then what to eat?

Colitits: Those medications and that condition make it important to eat carefully but doesn't have to be BRAT diet ( Banans, Rice, Applesauce, Toast) just nothing greasy or spicy or hard to digest - soups, rice, pasta, crackers, yogurt, etc- avoid any fast foods ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with diverticulosis and IBS after my last colonoscopy I was doing better few months later it is very hard for me to urinate .pain associated on the left side with diverticulosis. white blood cell count is a little elevated but still

I have been diagnosed with diverticulosis and IBS after my last colonoscopy I was doing better few months later it is very hard for me to urinate .pain associated on the left side with diverticulosis. white blood cell count is a little elevated but still

Consultation advised: Not certain what your question is nor what relationship, if any , exists between your urinary problem and your diverticular problems. An online consultation here at Health Tap would be more helpful to you. Either a video or voice consultation or an INBOX text consultation would be preferable. http://bit.ly/1OiIRcI Concierge Keycode QWCHHQ ...Read more

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Dx with IBS, 4 Ct scans over last 3 years, just show diverticulosis (not itis), narrow stools or small pebbly stools, mucus, ocaisional blood, cancer?

Dx with IBS, 4 Ct scans over last 3 years, just show diverticulosis (not itis), narrow stools or small pebbly stools, mucus, ocaisional blood, cancer?

Probably not: This is probably not caner, but you may want to report your symptoms to your doctor to see if she thinks a colonoscopy would be helpful. ...Read more

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