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What kind of doctor sees somebody for diverticulitis symptoms?

What kind of doctor sees somebody for diverticulitis symptoms?

FP/IM/gastro/surgeon: Internist or fp might see patient first; gastroenterologist commonly sees this; colorectal surgeon may see the more severe case. Severe cases can have pus pockets (abscesses), as well as fistulas (abnormal connections between organs), and require drainage by interventional radiologist or surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Diverticulitis (Definition)

Diverticulitis is inflamation and/or infection of diverticuli, almost exclusively of the colon. The most common place is in the sigmoid colon, low on the left side. Symptoms are pain and tenderness of the left lower abdomen. They can be mild to severe. Sometimes worse with ...Read more


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Diverticulitis pain has gone away, should I still see the doctor or wait to see if it comes back?

Diverticulitis pain has gone away, should I still see the doctor or wait to see if it comes back?

If the pain: is gone there is no reason to see your Health Care Provider since it sounds like you already have a certain Diagnosis! If the pain returns acuite Diverticulitis may require antibiotics!! You also should be following dietary rules to reduce the number of attacks! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Is eating fruits and veggies only for 3 days after diverticulitis diagnosis ok? It was doc recommended.

Low fiber: Typically it is recommended to stick to a low fiber diet during and after an attack of diverticulitis, but this is only a recommendation. Once healed, a high fiber diet is beneficial. ...Read more

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What happens if your not sure if you have diverticulitis but, if you do you are too scared to go to a doctor?

What happens if your not sure if you have diverticulitis but, if  you do you are too scared to go to a doctor?

Diverticulitis: This is a potentially lethal condition including risk of abscess perforation overwhelming intrabdominal infection and death. Fear must be controlled doctor needs to be seen preferably now and treatment begun very serious and again risk of overwhelming infection and death. ...Read more

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How can doctors detect bleeding caused by diverticulitis?

How can doctors detect bleeding caused by diverticulitis?

Stool exam: Blood in or on the stool, can be detected by simple test. Passing blood is serious. ...Read more

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2 yrs ago i was diagnosed with diverticulitis I am only 19, have been on a high fibre diet doc says i'm fine but the pain will not go away.

You have choices: Either your pain is from some other source or the diverticulitis is still active. You could ask your doc for more investigation and testing or get further antibiotics to treat it. Consider going to discuss issues with a surgeon or gastroenterologist (or both.). ...Read more

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Should I see a specialist for diverticulitis, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

Both are fine: Most physicians can treat diverticulitis, but the most important thing is to make sure that the diagnosis is correct. If you have an episode of diverticulitis, it is often recommended to have a colonoscopy at some point afterwards though, and this should be done by a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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I had an attach of diverticulitis yesterday. Am on hoidays overseas andvstarted take ibilex 500 together with metrogyl given by my doctor. bad headach?

Diverticulitis: I would think the headache is associated with your diverticulitis and stress associated with your being away from home. I would suggest that you take the medication prescribed by your doctor and take Advil (ibuprofen) or Tylinol for your headache.If that does. Not help I would see a physician ...Read more

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My doctor told me I have diverticulosis. Is it same as diverticulitis?

My doctor told me I have diverticulosis. Is it same as diverticulitis?

Diverticulitis: Assuming you have diverticulosis in the first place, the symptoms of diverticulitis would include fever, chills, sweats, nausea, diarrhea and abdominal pains usually either in the lower left or lower right aspect. Diverticulosis is the condition of having diverticuli that are not infected nor bleeding. ...Read more

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Surgeon wants ctscan re:abdo pain/diverticulitis family doc thinks I've had too many 1chest and 1abdo in march and 2 last year should I be concerned?

Surgeon wants ctscan re:abdo pain/diverticulitis family doc thinks I've had too many 1chest and 1abdo in march and 2 last year should I be concerned?

Balance: You need to discuss with your doctors, the minimal risk of radiation exposure versus the need or importance if you need a ct scan now. Need to know what the physical findings are, your full medical history, and balance the risks of the importance or lack of importance of having another ct scan now. ...Read more

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