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I don't know much about herbal medicine but don't have good insurance. Are there any plant treatments for meckel’s diverticulum?

I don't know much about herbal medicine but don't have good insurance. Are there any plant treatments for meckel’s diverticulum?

No: Meckel's diverticulum is a physical pouch, so medicine doesn't help it. But they can be associated with bleeding. And if patients have mild bleeding, we may use iron to help build back up their hemoglobin stores. Iron can be found in over the counter pills or many foods; beans would be a good non-meat source. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to have anal sex after have Meckles Diverticulum Surgery?

How long should I wait to have anal sex after have Meckles Diverticulum Surgery?

Surgeon Question: I would ask the surgeon that performed the surgery that question. Only he/she can answer reliably. Surgical techniques and intra-op findings can differ in individual cases. ...Read more

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Which is the 5th nerve and meckels cave mean when your having an m r i of the head?

Which is the 5th nerve and meckels cave mean when your having an m r i of the head?

Importent anatomical: Location point to detect pathological process , 5 th cranial nerve is trigeminal nerve , at meckels cave , 5 th nerve has a thickening called trigeminal ganglion , CSF ( cerebra spinal fluid ) surrounds it , other important cranial nerves , internal carotid artery , cavernous sinus etc are adjacent to it. Just don't worry about anatomy speak to your doctor will explain to you , your problem. ...Read more

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What are the tests for meckel's diverticulum?

What are the tests for meckel's diverticulum?

Meckel scan/surgery: Meckel's diverticulum, a common GI tract congenital anomaly, is difficult to diagnose. Many remain asymptomatic, some mimic disorders like appendicitis, ulcer disease and crohns. Ectopic gastric and/or pancreatic tissue, is found in about half the cases. Meckel's are found incidentally at surgery. A technitium scan, or meckel's scan, can pick up the ectopic tissue, with surgery recommended. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get meckel's diverticulum?

How common is it for somebody to get meckel's diverticulum?

Rare: The rule for meckel's is that 2% of the population is born with it. It occurs in the last 2 feet of small bowel. 50% of patients with symptoms will occur in the first two years of life. 50% of meckel's have gastric(stomach) tissue which makes acid and causes bleeding secondary to ulcers. This bleeding is painless. ...Read more

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What is antimesenteric border and how is it related to meckel's diverticulum?

What is antimesenteric border and how is it related to meckel's diverticulum?

Meckel's : A Meckel's diverticulum is a full thickness outpouching of the small intestine, usually located on the antimesenteric border of the intestine (the side opposite to the attachment of the mesentery). They are usually asymptomatic, but can occasionally cause bleeding or other complications. ...Read more

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Will meckel's diverticulum kill me?

Will meckel's diverticulum kill me?

Depends: A meckels occurs in only two percent of the population. If it becomes symptomatic and is ignored then one can be faced with several issues, bleeding, perforation, peritonitis and possibly death. Most people do not ignore these symptoms. ...Read more

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Do people with meckel's diverticulum have a lot of pain?

Do people with meckel's diverticulum have a lot of pain?

Sometimes: Meckel's diverticulum can present with unexplained abdominal pain due to swelling in the diverticulum. Alternatively, it could present with painless rectal bleeding because the diverticulum sometimes produces acid that erodes the intestinal tissue next to it. If you are known to have a meckel's, the recommendation is to have it surgically removed. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for meckel's diverticulum?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for meckel's diverticulum?

No pills: do surgery: This defect can lead the intestines to twist on themself & cut of their flow & blood supply, die & leak causing blood poisoning & death. It can also begin bleeding & that blood loss be deadlly. The best surgical out come comes from elective removal in a stable patient with decreasing success as an unstable emergency. It can be confirmed & reoved thru a laparoscope (tube) with minimal complications. ...Read more

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How common is it for a toddler to have both a urachal cyst & meckel's diverticulum?

How common is it for a toddler to have both a urachal cyst & meckel's diverticulum?

Not very common.: Urachal cysts are quite rare; meckel's diverticulum occurs in 0.2-4% (but only 5% of people with it have problems from it). So to have both is uncommon! ...Read more

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Could I have meckel's diverticulum if I have abdominal pain?

Yes but is rare.: Yes, but that is a very rare condition, and much less than 1% of the cases of abdominal pain are due to a meckel's. ...Read more

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What's zenker's diverticulum?

What's  zenker's diverticulum?

Outpoucing: Of the upper esophagus usually caused by high pressures transmitted across the ues. ...Read more

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How would you treat zenker's diverticulum?

How would you treat zenker's diverticulum?

Surgery: Treatment of a zenker's diverticulum is generally surgical. In proper candidates, treatment can be accomplished trans-orally with a surgical stapler. ...Read more

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Is zenker diverticulum painful?

Usually not: The most common symptoms are weight loss, difficulty swallowing, regurgitation of food, and sometimes malnutrition. Treatment is usually based on the size of the diverticulum and the patients symptoms. ...Read more

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What is a caliceal diverticulum?

What is a caliceal diverticulum?

See Answer: Calyceal diverticula are relatively uncommon tiny cyst-like outpouchings communicating with the kidney collecting system and containing urine, often discovered incidentally during imaging examinations. Although most are asymptomatic, occasionally there are complications of recurrent infection, hematuria, and symptomatic calculi . Discuss with your clinical dr. / urologist. ...Read more

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