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I have been diagnosed with severe diverticulosis of the sigmoid colon. Is pain in area normal ?

I have been diagnosed with severe diverticulosis of the sigmoid colon.  Is pain in area normal ?

Maybe: Most people with diverticulosis don't hurt. When you have pain, fever, or change in your bowel habits, you are dealing with diverticulitis and you should check in with your doctor. ...Read more

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Colon (Definition)

The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...Read more


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3 wks postop sigmoid colon removal pain free till yesterday. First menstruation since surgery today and hard cramping at preop pain area. ?

3 wks postop sigmoid colon removal pain free till yesterday. First menstruation since surgery today and hard cramping at preop pain area. ?

Not unusual: during menstruation the engorged uterus contracts to expel the menstrual blood. This is likely putting pressure on the surgical site. The hormones of the luteal phase of the cycle also slow gut motility- this may also contribute to the discomfort. See your surgeon if this persists or worsens. ...Read more

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CT showed thickening and enhancement of sigmoid colon. Severe upper right quadrant pain for 3 months. What could be cause and what's enhancement?

CT showed thickening and enhancement of sigmoid colon.  Severe upper right quadrant pain for 3 months.  What could be cause and what's enhancement?

First of all: "enhancement\" refers to "hyperemia = increased blood flow=swelling...sometimes seen in inflammatory bowel disease. Secondly, your abdominal pain COULD be due to one of the various forms of inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn's diease, Ulcerative Colitis, Ileitis and it sound to me like you need a complete GI evaluation including endoscopies by a Board Certified Gastroenterologist Hope this helps ...Read more

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I'm still in a lot of pain after having laproscopic sigmoid colon surgery, then a hematoma. Why, and how long could this go on? I had the surgery for diverticulitis, it's been 2 weeks after surgery and 4 days ago he drained the hematoma, I am in a lot of

Standard : Standard recommendations for the performance of laparoscopic sigmoidectomy in patients with diverticulitis include patients who have complications of the disease or have had numerous, severe disease episodes. Laparoscopic sigmoid colectomy for diverticulitis has demonstrated benefits with regard to operative blood loss, postoperative pain, length of hospital stay, morbidity and mortality compared with open surgical techniques. In either open or laparoscopic sigmoidectomy, the major complications include: leakage and/or stricture at the anastomosis (connecting the two ends of the colon), abscess, and bleeding (hematoma). The symptoms associated with the hematoma depend on its size and location. It is possible that the hematoma is compressing surrounding tissues or organs causing pressure symptoms, or if pressing on a nerve, can also cause neuralgias or pain. If you are still having symptoms after drainage of the hematoma, you may want to see your surgeon again to have a ct scan done to make sure that the hematoma has been drained and that there are not other reasons (such as infection) for presistent pain or gastrointestinal symptoms. ...Read more

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I had a CT scan done for pain in my lower abdomen, the results show that I have a collapsed sigmoid colon. What does this mean and what can be done ?

I had a CT scan done for pain in my lower abdomen, the results show that I have a collapsed sigmoid colon. What does this mean and what can be done ?

See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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Since April 2015 I have hard stool with orange mucus and blood and little pain of sigmoid colon,I did CRP and it was normal,I'm 20 yrs old .

Since April 2015 I have hard stool with orange mucus and blood and little pain of sigmoid colon,I did CRP and it was normal,I'm 20 yrs old .

Mucus: Perhaps you have a rectal or anal fissure or hemorrhoids with some mucus with a tint of blood and constipation. Sigmoid diverticulitis,although possible, would be unusual at your age. Infection in the intestinal tract is unlikely in the absence of diarrhea. Drink adequate amounts of fluid, take a stool softener, good fiber intake or take metamucil. Warm baths ,applications of anusol ointment help ...Read more

Colonic (Definition)

This is a combining term referring to some condition, treatment or disease of the colon. Such as colonic enema, colonic ...Read more