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Is Diverticulosis Curable
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
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
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
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
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
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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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
What does the term "pan-diverticulosis" specify about the diverticulosis? Is it referring to a specific anatomical site?
What point should I consider surgery for diverticulitis, 2 flare ups in a month. (had diverticulosis for years) last scope was nov. 13.
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
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
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
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