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How can doctors detect bleeding caused by diverticulitis?

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In brief: Stool exam

Blood in or on the stool, can be detected by simple test.
Passing blood is serious.

In brief: Stool exam

Blood in or on the stool, can be detected by simple test.
Passing blood is serious.
Dr. Creighton Wright
Dr. Creighton Wright
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Dr. Barry Rosen
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In brief: Colonoscopy, Angio..

Diverticuli are small out pouches of the wall of the colon which are very prevalent in the us, occurring in as many as 1/3 people by age 60.
Most people have no symptoms yet these diverticuli can rupture, leading to diverticulitis. They can also lead to bleeding, which is most easily detected by colonoscopy, a nuclear medicine "bleeding scan", or an angiogram.

In brief: Colonoscopy, Angio..

Diverticuli are small out pouches of the wall of the colon which are very prevalent in the us, occurring in as many as 1/3 people by age 60.
Most people have no symptoms yet these diverticuli can rupture, leading to diverticulitis. They can also lead to bleeding, which is most easily detected by colonoscopy, a nuclear medicine "bleeding scan", or an angiogram.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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