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Which Doctors Typically Treat Diverticular Disease
Depends: Often diverticulitis is diagnosed by primary care or er physicians. Proper management should be handled by a colon and rectal surgeon, general surgeon, or gastroenterologist. Be sure to get to someone with experience. Diverticulitis and diverticulosis are completely different and should be handled differently. Improper management can lead to emergency surgery and a colostomy, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diverticulitis that: Is the infected condition of diverticulosis is treated with bowel rest and antibiotics. Once pain, fever and white blood cell count return to normal we start a liquid diet and gradually advance to a low residue diet which should be maintained for 4-6 weeks to allow the colon inflammation to completely resolve. If multiple episodes elective surgery may be appropriate to avoid further complications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cardiologists treat cardiac conditions & pulmonologists treat lung diseases. What is the name of the type of specialist who treats sirs (systemic inflammatory response syndrome)?
Is small intestinal bacterial overgrowth often seen in patients with Crohn's disease? Is the only way to treat by taking antibiotics?
Depends: Modern ibd treatment is mostly medical. If you suffer from crohn's disease, you should consider surgery only for emergencies such as stricture, fistulization, abscess, and other major complications. However, if you have ulcerative colitis, you should consider surgery as an option as it can be curative. ...Read more
Depends on disease: That depends on the type of disease. Primary care doctors may be able to treat most of them. Endocrinologists specialize in autoimmune thyroid disease and type 1 diabetes mellitus. Ophthalmologists specialize in autoimmune eye diseases. Immunologists specialize in diseases from low immune system function. Rheumatologists specialize in systemic diseases due to increased immune system function. Etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can vascular surgeons diagnose root cause of vascular problems (such as autoimmunity and/or infection)? Are they trained to diagnose/treat root cause?
In your experience, what is the most common autoimmune or other condition associated with symptomatic cryofibrinogenemia? Or is cryofibrinogenemia typically the primary disease process?
Could be either: This disease often starts with skin lesions (ulcers, purple spots, decreased blood flow to fingers/toes). It can either be primary or secondary. When secondary, it's related to cancer, infection (hepatitis c and others), collagen vascular diseases, or vasculitis. Your doctor has to keep all these possibilities in mind. As an oncologist I have seen it as the first sign of cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
PID: This depends upon the cause of the pid. At the outset this is often caused by a single organism, like chlamydia or gonorrhea, but as time goes on it may become polymicrobial (many different bacteria). If you go onto the cdc website and look for std treatment guidelines this may be very helpful. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really, but...: Acute diverticulitis is associated with swelling of the colon that may create a temporary partial blockage of the colon. Therefore, we often advocate no food or just liquids during the initial phase of treatment. When food is resumed, it is common to recommend a low-residue diet early on. After the inflammation resolves, we often recommend high-fiber diets, which may reduce the risk of recurrence. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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