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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

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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What are the tests for diverticulosis?

What are the tests for diverticulosis?

Colonoscopy: Colonoscopy is a painless technique that visualizes the entire colon. An older test is a barium enema. This will also show diverticulosis. ...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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Can someone with diverticulosis have chia seeds?

Can someone with diverticulosis have chia seeds?

Should be fine.: Studies have shown that nuts and seeds are fine for peope with diverticulosis. ...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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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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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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What are common symptoms of diverticulosis and diverticulitis?

What are common symptoms of diverticulosis and diverticulitis?

Diverticulitis: Assuming you have diverticulosis in the first place, the symptoms of diverticulitis would include fever, chills, sweats, nausea, diarrhea and abdominal pains usually either in the lower left or lower right aspect. Diverticulitis comes from a ruptured diverticulum. Diverticulosis typically causes no symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the difference between diverticulosis and diverticulitis?

What is the difference between diverticulosis and diverticulitis?

Osis and itis: Diverticulosis is the presence of diverticula, small outpouchings "pockets" typically in the sigmoid colon that develop as people age. This is very common with time.
Diverticulitis is inflammation associated with the diverticula and typically requires treatment with antibiotics. The presence of the pockets does not mean you with get diverticulitis. ...Read more

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Does diverticulosis and diverticulitis usually cause many symptoms?

Does diverticulosis and diverticulitis usually cause many symptoms?

No and yes: Diverticulosis (pockets in the wall of the colon) usually causes no symptoms. May be associated constipation/gas/cramps, but not specifically due to the pockets
diverticulitis typical symptoms: pain, usually left lower abd, fever; associated with high WBC count. Urinary symptoms if inflammation affects bladder or ureters. Can recur. Not from plugging of pockets, but blow out of weak wall. ...Read more

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How to know if diverticulosis and diverticulitis are the same thing?

How to know if diverticulosis and diverticulitis are the same thing?

Diverticulosis: Of the colon is an acquired condition, when your colon develops outpouchings in its walls. Diverticulitis happens when these things get infected. ...Read more

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Can bleeding be caused from diverticulosis or diverticulitis, or either?

Can bleeding be caused from diverticulosis or diverticulitis, or either?

"-osis" bleeds.: Our general medical tenet is "diverticulitis doesn't bleed." Diverticulosis can bleed, and the bleeding is rather brisk and scary but tends to stop on its own after a while, not that it shouldn't prompt a visit to the Emergency Room to be safe. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take internal cleansing formulas if I have diverticulitis/diverticulosis?

Is it safe to take internal cleansing formulas if I have diverticulitis/diverticulosis?

Diverticulitis....no: Diverticulitis occurs when a small pocket on your colon ruptures. I would advise against taking anything that might overstimulate the colon during an acute episode of diverticulitis, either from above or below. ...Read more

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My friend was dignosed with diverticulosis was given 6 liters of blood is that normal?

Here are some...: Clinically, your friend suffered from internal bleeding of gastrointestinal tract, and colonic diverticulosis could be likely related, yet to be defined. To put all related things together correctly for good care, follow suggestions in articles listed in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. Thereby you can work better with the doc so to reach right care. Best wish to her health... ...Read more

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What does the term "pan-diverticulosis" specify about the diverticulosis? Is it referring to a specific anatomical site?

What does the term "pan-diverticulosis" specify about the diverticulosis? Is it referring to a specific anatomical site?

Pan American games: The Pan American games are a competiton throughout the totality of the americas just like pan - diverticulosis is diverticulosis throughout the entire colon. ...Read more

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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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Tratamiento para diverticulosis?

Tratamiento para diverticulosis?

Nada: Mi espanol no is bueno. Si tiene diverticulosis, no tratamiento es necesario. Hay que comer mucho "fiber". Si hay inflamacion (diverticulitis) y le duele, necesita antibioticas. ...Read more

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What causes diverticulosis?

What causes diverticulosis?

Not enough fiber!: Diverticulosis is an incredibly common condition of the colon that occurs over many years. The colon moves waste through by "sensing" that it is there so bulky stool makes the colon more efficient. When our waste is not bulky due to inadequate fiber and fluid intake the colon has to work harder creating more pressure inside the colon like a balloon and the pockets (tics) pop out. ...Read more

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What causes diverticulosis?

If you mean: Diverticulosis coli, no one knows for sure. But the prevailing theory is hypertonicity of muscles of the colon. This pressure squeezes down on the mucosa so hard that it pouches out at weak spots where blood vessels penetrate the wall of the colon. Diet that is low in fiber causes low volume stool, which in turn causes the muscles to squeeze harder than it should. Other organs are different. ...Read more

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What can be done about diverticulosis?

What can be done about diverticulosis?

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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At what age does diverticulosis become common?

Younger: These days we are seeing diverticulosis and diverticulitis at younger ages. Anybody with left lower quadrant pain, fever and over 40 should have diverticular disease in the differential diagnosis. ...Read more

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What can I do address pain with diverticulosis?

What can I do address pain with diverticulosis?

Need Correct DX: Diverticulosis is the common disease where small pockets form on the colon. In and of itself, they cause no symptoms unless one ruptures, which causes diverticulitis; this requires rx with antibiotics+/-bowel rest+/-emergency surgery. Diverticuli may also cause bleeding, sometimes requiring blood transfusions or even emergency surgery. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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How do diverticulitis and diverticulosis differ?

Diverticulosis coli: Is outpouching of lining of colon caused by hypertonic muscles in the walls. When it gets infected or inflamed, it is called diverticulitis. ...Read more

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Please explain who is susceptible to diverticulosis?

Advanced age: And low residue diet. Diverticulosis coli is an acquired degenerative disease, in contrast to congenital diverticular disease, such as meckel's diverticulum. ...Read more

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Why is diverticulosis only painful while laying down?

Why is diverticulosis only painful while laying down?

If you have: Known sigmoid diverticulosis coli and are having pain in left lower abdomen, it might mean you are developing acute diverticulitis. This requires antibiotics or sometimes even surgery. Get to a doctor for proper treatment. ...Read more

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Must I seek professional order for a diverticulosis diet?

No in general: But if you have left sided abdominal pain, bloody stool then please see ur doctor. ...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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Does diverticulosis require a special diet? Foods to avoid?

Does diverticulosis require a special diet? Foods to avoid?

None, really.: The key is just high fiber diet and plenty of fluids. We used to think to avoid nuts and seeds, but studies have shown otherwise. ...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 the diet the same for diverticulosis and for diverticulitis?

Is the diet the same for diverticulosis and for diverticulitis?

No: If you have infection (diverticulitis) iiiyour doctor may put you on light diet untill the infection resolve then back to normal diet for dicertictulosis. ...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


Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Diverticulitis (Definition)

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