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Will diverticulitis aggravate an aortic aneurysm?

Will diverticulitis aggravate an aortic aneurysm?

No, but: Diverticulitis is not related to aortic aneurysm. However, if there is constipation, would suggest a good bowel regimen to avoid excessive straining. ...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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I'm asian, am I susceptible to diverticulitis and diverticulitis?

I'm asian, am I susceptible to diverticulitis and diverticulitis?

What's your diet?: Diverticulosis and diverticulitis are far more common in western countries; this is believed to be due to the high red meat, low fiber diet we are famous for. If you live in the us and have adopted a western diet, the risk of diverticular disease is present regardless of your country of origin. ...Read more

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I was on Cipo and flatly for diverticulitis it maded me so sick the Dr stopped it yesterday .I'm still sick nausea . Is this natural ?

I was on Cipo and flatly  for diverticulitis  it maded me so sick the Dr stopped it yesterday .I'm still sick nausea . Is this natural ?

Cipro/Flagyl: Flagyl often causes GI upset. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) less commonly. The Flagyl side effect can last 3- 4 days. Sip peppermint tea. Don't eat much that requires digestion. Stay with egg whites, soups, white bread, apple sauce. Check with your doctor to be sure you have not developed a complication, like abscess or rupture. ...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.

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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Have had 4 rounds of antib for diverticulitis shld I have reconnect surgery btw I am unfortunately an alchoholic which i'm trying to work on btw im 53?

Follow up with GI: Have you had a colonoscopy in between these episodes? If not you must as it could be missing a abnormality . Alcoholism has more to do with recurrent pancreatitis rather than diverticulitis. Talk to you gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Hi, I've been recently diagnosed with diverticulitis. How regularly will I have to eat fibre and in what quantities? I'm 33. Thanks in advance.

Hi, I've been recently diagnosed with diverticulitis. How regularly will I have to eat fibre and in what quantities?  I'm 33. Thanks in advance.

Low, then high : If you're having a bout of active diverticulitis, you should have low fiber in your diet until it resolves, then high fiber. There is no proven amount of fiber, so take a look at several sources, and do what seems best for you. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can you cure diverticulitis?

Can you cure diverticulitis?

Maybe: Diverticulitis is an infection that occurs in/around a diverticulum (a weakness or blowout of the wall of the colon), usually treated with antibiotics. This may solve the infection, but it can happen again, as the diverticulum is still there, along with others as well, as they are usually multiple. Preventive measures may help diminish more attacks, but surgery may be necessary to 'cure' ! ...Read more

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How common is diverticulitis?

Not common: Diverticulosis is present in 60% of the population above the age of 60. Diverticulitis is present in a very low percentage of patients. The treatment depends on the severity of the attack ...Read more

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How do you treat diverticulitis

Antibiotics/liquids: Diverticulitis is treated initially with intravenous antibiotics and oral clear liquids with a change to oral antibiotics when the pain is resolving and the signs of infection (fever & elevated white blood count) are improving. A colonoscopy is indicated a few weeks after resolution to be sure there is not a cancer. Cases complicated by perforation may require immediate surgical intervention ...Read more

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Can diverticulitis be dangerous?

Possibly: Most cases of diverticulitis are mild and readily treated with antibiotics and diet change. However, diverticulitis is a spectrum from mild to severe. The most severe cases require emergency surgery and can result in the need for a temporary colostomy formation. Talk to your physician about when or if you should consider an elective operation for removal of part of your colon. ...Read more

Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Aneurysm (Definition)

An aneurysm is a condition where there is weakness in the wall of a blood vessel. A clot can form in the vessel as the vessel widens or expands. An artery with an aneurysm can ...Read more