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Why would I have to have a colonoscopy after being diagnosed with diverticulitis via CT scan?

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In brief: Possibly

It depends some on your age and past history.
Diverticulitis, an infection of the colon, can sometimes show a lot of thickening on ct scan. That can be hard to tell if the infection caused the swelling, or if a tumor is causing the thickening. It is common to recommend a colonoscopy several weeks after the diverticulitis had healed, if you have not already had one.

In brief: Possibly

It depends some on your age and past history.
Diverticulitis, an infection of the colon, can sometimes show a lot of thickening on ct scan. That can be hard to tell if the infection caused the swelling, or if a tumor is causing the thickening. It is common to recommend a colonoscopy several weeks after the diverticulitis had healed, if you have not already had one.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Dr. Paul Harper
Anything diverticulosis can do, cancer can do better. A lot of the signs and symptoms for these 2 diseases are the same. It is important to find out what you really have. A CAT scan does not always give the right answer!
Dr. Rafael Lugo
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In brief: Diagnostic

This should be done weeks after the infection is healed and it is done to determine the extent and also to rule out cancer that an appear as an inflammatory process.

In brief: Diagnostic

This should be done weeks after the infection is healed and it is done to determine the extent and also to rule out cancer that an appear as an inflammatory process.
Dr. Rafael Lugo
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