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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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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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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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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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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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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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Might diverticula be seen as thromboses on an abdominal ultrasound?

Might diverticula be seen as thromboses on an abdominal ultrasound?

Different: Diverticula are outpouchings of the bowel, most commonly seen in the colon. Thrombosis is a clot in a vein or artery. Different animals that shouldn't be confused. ...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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