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Doctor insights on: What Are Bowel Divecticula And What Is Their Cause

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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 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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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

Bowel (Definition)

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