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I have diverticulitis. Can I receive colonics?

I have diverticulitis. Can I receive colonics?

No reason to: If you truly have an episode of diverticulitis (acute infection) then a "colonic" would be very risky. If you simply have diverticulosis (the presence of diverticuli) you may still be at a somewhat increased risk for colonic perforation. The larger question is why would you do a colonic in the first place? They provide no medical benefits. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Colonic (Definition)

This is a combining term referring to some condition, treatment or disease of the colon. Such as colonic enema, colonic ...Read more


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I have an ileostomy, can I get appendicitis?

I have an ileostomy, can I get appendicitis?

Yes: Unless you have had your appendix taken out, anything is possible. ...Read more

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I do not have health insurance, I have ulcerative colitis-untreated and am in a flare up, what can I do?

I do not have health insurance, I have ulcerative colitis-untreated and am in a flare up, what can I do?

serious condition: Uc is serious; stress makes it worse.Definitely avoid gluten ; dairy products as these may aggravate inflammation.Take large doses of probiotics (you can't get too much.)nutrition is important, so don't skip eating.Some find a bland diet helps.Find a way to get health insurance (to control inflammation ; prevent serious side effects of the disease.)repeated uc flares can lead to colon cancer. ...Read more

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I'm 20 years old and I have been told I have chronic constipation, impacted colon and a enlarge colon, what to do?

I'm 20 years old and I have been told I have chronic constipation, impacted colon and a enlarge colon, what to do?

Get a plan: You will want a supervised plan of dis-impaction, scheduled evacuations during the day (assisted as needed) and a stool wetting agent (not fiber) to keep your stools soft. Plan for a year or so of work to retrain your system and you should see eventual improvement. Short term interventions will usually fail.Good luck. ...Read more

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I had a barium enema because of diverticulitis problems and haven't heard results. How long should I wait?

I had a barium enema because of diverticulitis problems and haven't heard results. How long should I wait?

A few days.: In most practices the study will be read that day and the report out the next. If you dont hear in a week call. ...Read more

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I have ulcer colitis, I have done colonoscopy, please advice me how to cure this?

I have ulcer colitis, I have done colonoscopy, please advice me how to cure this?

How to manage it: Ulcerative colitis is a disease that requires proper medical management to achieve a prolonged remissions , by medication diet & adjustment of personal environment , only cure is by surgery , need close surveillance by frequent colonoscopies to detect colon ca in early stages has incidence of 8% in 20 yrs , 18% in 30 years. ...Read more

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I am so scared. Was diagnosed with colon cancer. Can you have any advice?

I am so scared.  Was diagnosed with colon cancer. Can you have any advice?

Follow your doctor's: Advice. If your colon cancer was detected early, you have a good chance of cure. Please follow your doctor's advise for treatment and follow-ups. ...Read more

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I had surgery for diverticulitis on 2003 - can I get this back?And can I eat strawberry seeds?

I had surgery for diverticulitis on 2003 - can I get this back?And can I eat strawberry seeds?

Yes it can recur : Surgery usually involves a resection of the part of the colon infected so that a recurrence can occur in another part of the colon. As far as diet is concerned the diverticular diet was devised in the 1920s and excluded all seeds, etc.(things that dont get digested) however in more recent years these things do not seem to be a cause of diverticulitis. In the 1920s a physician found a seed in the. ...Read more

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Can i eat blueberries if i have diverticulitis?

No: Once you develop acute diverticulitis you should stop eating blueberries and other foods which contain significant amounts of fiber. With these symptoms you need a a clear liquid diet which does not leave residue for your colon to digest. Please consult further with a gastroenterologist. I wish you well with your health! ...Read more

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My surgeon doc told me I have colitis but I don't suffer with diarrhea can this be right? I thought having colitis gives people diarrhea

My  surgeon doc told me I have colitis but I don't suffer with diarrhea can this be right? I thought having colitis gives people diarrhea

It is possible.: it is possible to have colitis and have a wide range of symptoms, ranging from no symptoms at all to perforation of the bowel, and everything in between. Common symptoms include diarrhea, but less common symptoms would include abdominal pain, fever, chills,obstruction of the colon, and even constipation. Follow the advice of your physician. Good luck. ...Read more

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For a year now I have problems concerning bowel movements, even if I'm not constipated I have to strain.so what can I do to avoid hemerrhoids?

For a year now I have problems concerning bowel movements, even if I'm not constipated I have to strain.so what can I do to avoid hemerrhoids?

Hemorrhoid: A low fiber diet typically makes stool more difficult to pass, leading to more pushing and potentiating the development of hemorrhoids. So your first step will be plenty of water (so urine looks almost clear) and fiber (35 grams daily). ...Read more

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I am working in remote Zambia and have a painful UTI. I don't have access to a doctor/hospital, but do have Cipro (ciprofloxacin) with me. Can you recommend a dose?

I am working in remote Zambia and have a painful UTI. I don't have access to a doctor/hospital, but do have Cipro (ciprofloxacin) with me. Can you recommend a dose?

Treatment with Cipro (ciprofloxacin): For uncomplicated UTIs, 250 mg twice a day for 5 days should do it. For a more serious infection 500 mg twice a day for 7-10 days would be more appropriate ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Diverticulitis (Definition)

A condition in which one or more of the small pouches in the digestive tract ...Read more