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What is Verticulitis?

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Diverticulitis
…inflammation of diverticula, small pouches that form in intestinal wall (primarily colon); their opening can become blocked by small particles like seeds, nuts, popcorn, etc & the pouch becomes inflamed; it may even rupture, spilling intestinal contents into abdominal cavity & cause peritonitis); many "tics" can bleed when inflamed. See doc if rectal bleeding & abdominal pain.
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Dr. Barry Rosen answered:

What is diverticulitis vs osis?

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DIVERTICULOSIS is the condition where little pockets form on the colon at natural weak points. This is very common in the Western World, presumably secondary to our diet, and increases with age. DIVERTICULITIS is the condition where one of these pockets RUPTURES, leading to the release of intestinal contents into the abdominal cavity, causing (sometimes severe) inflammation and pain.
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What is diverticulitis and how is it treated?

Infection

It is infection of diverticulum ( out pocketing of colon lining usually caused by constipation). It is treated with antibiotics ( oral or IV depending upon severity) or surgery if perforation. U have to b seen and examined by a physician to make the diagnosis and then treatment plan. Once healed, HIGH FIBER diet us the key to try to prevent further complications.
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What are the causes of diverticulitis?

Infection

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Small out-pouches form on the outside of the colon, most often in the left lower abdomen. Infection of these pouches (diverticulitis) causes abdominal pain and fever, treated with antibiotics. Try to avoid by eating high fiber foods, avoid junk foods and fast foods, avoid constipation, drink plenty of liquids, take fiber supplements such as Metamucil.
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What is diverticulitis?

Inflammation inside

Diverticulitis
Diverticulitis is to denote the inflammation usually by infection inside a small pouching-out pocket from the wall of colon usually in the descending and sigmoid colon. It may cause severe local pain and systemic symptoms such as fever. Occasionally, it may rupture and slowly extend to the urinary bladder, called enterovesical fistula. Talk and work with Doctor for detail...
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Can you die from diverticulitis?

It is rare

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Diverticulitis has various potential complications which ranges from minor infection which responds well to oral antibiotics, to severe infection and peritonitis caused by spillage of stool from colon into the abdominal cavity. In severe cases it usually needs surgery and in these cases patient may end up having a colostomy. These days it is so rare to die from diverticulitis.
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What foods should I avoid if I have diverticulitis and diverticulitis?

Diverticular Disease

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Diverticular disease can be less frequent or severe by avoiding foods such as corn, popcorn, nuts and seeds. These items can get lodged in the pockets in your colon (diverticula) and cause inflammation which could lead to diverticulitis.
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What kind of condition is diverticulitis?

Inflamed pocket

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DiverticulOSIS is thin walled pockets in wall of colon. DiverticulITIS: inflammation of pockets. Not caused by something getting stuck in them, but from increased pressure in bowel: weakest link, so small perforation, with spasm, inflammation. Mild: outpt Rx,oral antibiotics; more so: inpatient ABs; severe: surgery for drainage, inpt ABs. Hi fiber diet may help prevent. Itis: no fiber initially
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Dr. Michael sawyer answered:

When should I consider surgery for diverticulitis?

When complicated

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Most diverticulitis is successfully treated with antibiotics. Indications for surgery include free perforation with sepsis, an abscess that can't be treated with percutaneous drainage, fistulas to other organs, strictures or obstruction, and occasionally numerous recurrent episodes of diverticulitis.
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Is diverticulitis serious?

Possibly

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Diverticulitis is inflammation of the large bowel (also known as the colon). The inflammation results from simple infection to catastrophic perforation with leakage of contents into the abdomen. Most patients experience very minimal symptoms and are easily treated with antibiotics. However, some patients present with life-threatening symptoms, requiring hospitalization and emergency surgery.
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