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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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Meckel's: not if you already have had surgery ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a Meckel's Diverticulum and have had horrible stomach pains for a long time. No fever. Should I talk to a surgeon about removing it?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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