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What Does It Mean When Diverticulosis
It means...: It means you need an evaluation. Blood in poop is not normal. It could be something as minor as a hemorrhoid and that you are a bit constipated, to something more concerning like inflammatory bowel disease or a polyp.... But you need to sort out why before you can figure out what to do. The solution may be as easy as increasing your fluids and fiber, or treatment may be more involved. ...Read more
May be...: It means differently as to the number and amount of voiding. Going to bathroom often doesn't necessarily mean voiding too much. And it's okay to go often as long as being able to empty bladder with free-flowing stream with good volume from each voiding and with normal urinalysis. More detailing? Ask doc timely. ...Read more
Need a urgent check : Blood in the urine is a serious probelm. You need to go see a doctor right away. If you do not have a regualar doctor, you can go to an er where you will be examined and tested to find the cause of blood in your urine. A urologist may be requested to further evaluate your urinary passages to determine the cause/source of bleeding. ...Read more
Think garden hose: The intestines are a complex & long tubular structure with some parts firmly attached & some parts that float somewhat freely in the abdomen. If the free floating parts become twisted on them self, it not only stops flow as it would in your hose, it can begin to cut off the blood supply. If left untreated, the gut can die & start leaking contents & germs into the abdomen. This can be fatal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bile flow blocked: Stool gets its brown color from bile. Bile is produced in the liver and is stored in the gall bladder. It is a digestive enzyme which is dumped into the small intestines. If the pathway for the bile gets blocked then your stool will turn white. This is something that needs to be looked into by your physician. ...Read more
Could be blood: Black stool, especially if it has a tarry consistency, could be a sign of blood in the stool. Medications, such as pepto-bismol, can also turn stool black. Just to be sure, you should see your doctor to check for the presence of blood in the stool. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pelvic pain: There are so many explanations for pain in th pelvis, it is not possible to say it is your uterus. Could be ovarian cysts, ligaments of th pelvis, or muscles and tendons of the abdomen. Is the pain incited by movement of the pelvis or low back? If so it is probably musculoskeletal. ...Read more
It depends: This all depends on the context of what was said, and by whom. Generally, most of us interchange the word "stomach" for "abdomen or belly". The stomach is contained within the abdomen. It is most likely that someone really means their abdomen (or belly) hurts. ...Read more
I had colonoscopy done last week and findings is scattered diverticulosis and internal hemorrhoids what does this mean and should I worry?
Don't worry: Diverticulosis is present in most people over the age of 60, and while it can lead to problems, they are unpredictable, rare, and unpreventable. Internal hemorrhoids are also extraordinarily common to find at colonoscopy, and require no treatment or follow up unless causing some problem. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Normal iron levels however hgb is low 13.6. What this mean? Bening colon polyps removed. Diverticulosis diagnosed from most recent colonoscopy.
Diverticulosis: Diverticulosis is essentially caused by pressure. Straining at stool causes pressure within the colon, and that pressure seeks to escape through weak points in the intestinal wall. When escaping, the pressure takes some of the intestinal lining along for the ride causing pouches (diverticuli). Low fiber diet leads to straining at stool, hence the recommendation of high fiber diet. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not enough fiber!: Diverticulosis is an incredibly common condition of the colon that occurs over many years. The colon moves waste through by "sensing" that it is there so bulky stool makes the colon more efficient. When our waste is not bulky due to inadequate fiber and fluid intake the colon has to work harder creating more pressure inside the colon like a balloon and the pockets (tics) pop out. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
If you mean : Diverticulosis coli, no one knows for sure. But the prevailing theory is hypertonicity of muscles of the colon. This pressure squeezes down on the mucosa so hard that it pouches out at weak spots where blood vessels penetrate the wall of the colon. Diet that is low in fiber causes low volume stool, which in turn causes the muscles to squeeze harder than it should. Other organs are different. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need Correct DX : Diverticulosis is the common disease where small pockets form on the colon. In and of itself, they cause no symptoms unless one ruptures, which causes diverticulitis; this requires rx with antibiotics+/-bowel rest+/-emergency surgery. Diverticuli may also cause bleeding, sometimes requiring blood transfusions or even emergency surgery. I hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
You have posted: 2 questions, one about diverticulosis and one about diverticulitis. The diet for each is different so the differentiation is important. "itis" is low fiber diet until complete resolution usually 4-6 weeks. The "osis" is high fiber diet. Can be confusing so having the right diagnosis and terminology is critical. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not the cause: Diverticulosis in and of itself is not painful. It is a benign condition, very common in the american population, and is associated with our lower fibre, higher fat diet. Now, if the diverticuli become inflamed (diverticulitis), then pain and fever are associated. I suspect your pain upon reclining is due to something else. Discuss with your doctor. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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