Doctor insights on:
Is Diverticulitis Serious
Possibly: Diverticulitis is inflammation of the large bowel (also known as the colon). The inflammation results from simple infection to catastrophic perforation with leakage of contents into the abdomen. Most patients experience very minimal symptoms and are easily treated with antibiotics. However, some patients present with life-threatening symptoms, requiring hospitalization and emergency surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diverticulitis : Diverticulitis can become serious. Inflammation around the colon occurs when small bubbles on the wall of the colon rupture. If the ruptured area does not spread the process is self-limited and the infection that results can be treated with antibiotics, often on an outpatient basis with oral pills. If the ruptured area spills more contaminated material than can be contained, i.e. Spread of infection occurs, serious infection can result and require emergency surgery. Elective surgery should be considered if a patient has more than one or 2 episodes of diverticulitis to avoid the development of an emergency, since emergency colon surgery often leads to the need for a temporary colostomy (bag). Also diverticulitis needs to be confirmed as the diagnosis by studies of the colon, e.g. Colonoscopy, to be certain something else, like colon cancer, is not to blame for the symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are the foods I should not eat since I have had several severe bouts of diverticulitis, and what bread should I be eating?
Why am I still in pain after being in the hospital with diverticulitis, perforation and a severe infection?
You haven't provided: a time line as to how long you have been out of the hospital, how long the antibiotic were given and whether you were told to stay on a low fiber diet. Answers to all of this can impact the explanation, but it can take up to 6 weeks with proper treatment for this to heal. If you are having fever as well you need to return to your doctor or hospital for re evaluation promptly ...Read more
Can ciprofloxacin cause severe joint pain or make neuropathy worse. Should I quit taking it? Have diverticulitis. Can't see Dr til tomorrow
If you are never constipated can the diagnoses of severe diverticulitis be correct or is my severe abdominal pain caused by something else.
ER X3, 1st diverticulitis, 2nd adhesions, 3rd possible GB disease. Need to have HIDA. Appt in 3wks. Severe pain, vomiting neon, diarrhea. Back to ER?
Yes: Your symptoms sound significant. I would suggest immediate report to an ER and get a consultation with a GI surgeon at that time. ...Read more
Diverticulitis dx-4 days into antibiotics for severe pain descending colon. Symptoms subsided but increasing today, not severe. Ct showed mass.
Hi my husband had one foot of the acending and descending colon removed due toi diverticulitis and cancer. He suffers from severe diarrhea help!?
I have diverticulitis w frequent abdominal pain but this time pain is severe and keeps moving all over abdomen.Also had bruised kidney 1 mo ago
Diverticulitis: Your age is not stated & it is unclear if correct terminology is being used diverticulosis vs diverticulitis. Generally after 2-3 episodes of severe diverticulitis (inflammation of a diverticulum) surgery is considered. For recurring pain associated with having diverticulosis but no evidence of fever, chills, elevated white blood cell count & pain(diverticulitis) management is medical. See your md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
83yo developed 2 severe bouts of diverticulitis from pain meds for a total knee replacement. Needs shoulder done.What pain meds won't bust the colon?
All: Narcotics will cause some degree of constipation. Need to review with the surgeon if there are non-narcotic pain medication options. Otherwise will need a strict bowel regimen after surgery with increased liquids ti drink and metamucil after surgery with bowel softeners added as needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doctors r/o inguinal hernia, diverticulitis, and testicular torsion. Observed epididymitis. Cause severe pain in LL Abd. when sneezing/coughing?
Referred pain: The testicle and closely attached structures (epididymis) form in the abdomen very early in life and then migrate later to outside of the body. This means that the nerve supply originates in the abdominal area -and you are experiencing this firsthand. Hopefully the treatment for epididymitis will lead to resolution. Has anything been confirmed? Good to see doc to make sure you're on track to heal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have severe bloating of my stomach, lightheaded, fatigue, constipation and tenderness to my lower abdomen. I have a history of diverticulitis. Help!
Recurrent shingles with Post-Herpetic Neuralgia between outbreaks? There is a lot more to it but not enough space here.....?
Maybe HSV, not VZV: Shingles rarely recurs so frequently, but HSV2 (genital herpes) can do so, with recurrences anywhere from waist to upper thighs ("boxer shorts" area). 1) Retest next outbreak to confirm varicella zoster virus (VZV), and also PCR test for HSV. 2) Have an HSV IgG antibody test, expecting maybe positive for HSV2. 3) Continue valacylovir to prevent recurrences, whatever the cause. The drugs is entirely nontoxic, no reason not to take it as long as necessary. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 9 more doctor answers
Inflammation: It is related to acute inflammation of a diverticulum(a sac-like protrusion of the colonic wall), generally considered to be due to be related to microperforation of a diverticulum. It can present with a wide range of symptoms but most commonly abdominal pain. Other common symptoms are nausea(sometimes with vomiting), constipation, diarrhea, flatulence, and bloating. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer