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What are bowel divecticula and what is their cause?

What are bowel divecticula and what is their cause?

Bowel out pouching: Due to congenital weakness of muscle wall it out pouches called diverticula , ( congenital ) or develops later in life ( acquired ) as in colon diverticulosis, which can perforate, bleed, or get infected. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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How does straining for a bowel movement cause diverticular disease when this action squeezes the colon from the outside (diverticula push out not in)?

How does straining for a bowel movement cause diverticular disease when this action squeezes the colon from the outside (diverticula push out not in)?

Diverticula are: formed by increased pressure on weakened spots of the intestinal walls by gas, waste, or liquid. Diverticula can form while straining during a bowel movement, such as with constipation. Squeezing the colon increases the pressure within the colon lumen. ...Read more

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LRQ pain, nausea, mild fever. CT WO contrast show thickening bowel, transverse, sigmoid diverticula. Appendix normal. Where is this pain coming from?!

LRQ pain, nausea, mild fever. CT WO contrast show thickening bowel, transverse, sigmoid diverticula. Appendix normal. Where is this pain coming from?!

Other things: Where was bowel thickening? Thickening of bowel walls is often associated with inflammation/infection. Ovaries located in pelvis with cysts, inflammation and infection can also cause pain, particularly right ovary. Urinary system may be another source of pain,Consult your physician. ...Read more

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Can glucosamine hydrochloride cause diverticula upset and pain?

Can glucosamine hydrochloride cause diverticula upset and pain?

Not likely.: Although I do not promote its use, it is soluble and well avbsorbed. Can raise blood sugar, but cannot cause diverticulitis. ...Read more

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Can menstruation cause diverticula (not infected) in colon to cause some pain/pressure/discomfort in pelvis? Us of pelvis fine.

Can menstruation cause diverticula (not infected) in colon to cause some pain/pressure/discomfort in pelvis? Us of pelvis fine.

No: There is no association between menstruation and diverticula. You're very young even to have diverticula. Was this seen on a colonoscopy? You can have endometriosis within your pelvis (including on your colon) which can feel worse around the time of menstruation. Treatments for endometriosis include Depot-Lupron, surgery, continuous BCPs, daily Letrozole. Endometriosis is hard to see by sonogram ...Read more

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Can colitis cause similar SX to appendicitis? CT WO contrast showed mild thickenin transverse colon diverticula sigmoid. 9 months on and off RLQ pain.

Yes : Yes certainly the two conditions can be very similar and difficult to tell apart. See a primary care doctor general surgeon or gastroenterologist for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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What are the diverticula in your colon for?

What are the diverticula in your colon for?

Nothing: They are acquired from elevated intracolonic pressures created from a lack of dietary fiber. ...Read more

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If i recently had a full body pet scan and it detected diverticula, but nothing else, do I still need to do a colonoscopy?

Yes: Pet can detect cancer or inflammation but not benign polyps or tumor which is the main advantage of doing colonoscopy. When you do colonoscopy and there is a polyp and we remove it, this will prevent cancer. ...Read more

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What are diverticula and why are they a problem?

What are diverticula and why are they a problem?

Colon disease: Diverticulae in the colon are small "holes" in the wall of the bowel, in essence little pockets in the lining of the colon. They interfere with the normal function of the colon and sharp food stuffs like nuts and seeds can be trapped in them, which can lead to bleeding and infections. Uusally treated by improving dietary intake of fiber, fluids and exercise. ...Read more

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What's an oesophageal diverticula?

What's an oesophageal diverticula?

Esophageal pouch: An esophageal diverticulum is an out-pouching in a weak area of the esophageal (tube from throat to mouth) lining. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is a oesophageal diverticula?

Could you explain what is a oesophageal diverticula?

Diverticula: An esophageal diverticulum is a small Outpouching of the lining of the esophagus. Most of the time it is of little consequence. Unless they tell you yours is clinically significant, I would not worry about it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Somebody explain to me what diverticula are and how to treat?

Somebody explain to me what diverticula are and how to treat?

Are outpouchings...: I'm assuming you mean colonic diverticulosis--a permanent outpouching of the colon lining. Diverticular complications include: inflammation (diverticulitis), bleeding, fistulas, perforation. Only surgery can remove diverticulosis (by removing the involved segment of colon), but adding more fiber to your diet can help prevent formation of new diverticular pockets. When inflammed, antibiotics help. ...Read more

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I had a utereroscopy a couple days ago & it showed a stone in the calyceal diverticula. No stone was removed. Please explain. Can it be left alone?

I had a utereroscopy a couple days ago & it showed a stone in the calyceal diverticula. No stone was removed. Please explain. Can it be left alone?

Depends: More information is needed. Discuss it with your urologist. I am sure he or she would be glad to explain based on your findings. ...Read more

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What does diverticula look like?

What does diverticula look like?

Diverticula: Like a sac or outpouching, just like that that can occur in a water hose. From the inside it looks like a hole. ...Read more

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Recent colonoscopy could not be completed due to multiple diverticula with associated hypertrophy of Muscle, could this be cancerous?

Recent colonoscopy could not be completed due to multiple diverticula with associated hypertrophy of Muscle, could this be cancerous?

Yes but less likely: if you have extensive diverticulosis this can be a problem to advance the camera through certain areas. If you have had diverticulitis before you may develop narrowings in the colon. When the colonoscopy is incomplete it is not possible to completely rule out cancer, and therefore an image test is recommended (such as barium enema, virtual CT colonoscopy, etc) ...Read more

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Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more