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Follow up Sigmoid coscopy after diverticulitis showed stricture in the colon.Is it possible to be treated with out surgery if it's not bothering me?

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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
Surgery - Trauma

In brief: Will get worse

Have it resected laproscopically ASAP before it obstructs

In brief: Will get worse

Have it resected laproscopically ASAP before it obstructs
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Dr. Akua Agyeman
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics

In brief: No

Stricture formed from scar tissue after the diverticulitis.
If it isnt bothering you and stool is passing through ok, then no treatment needed but watchful waiting. If you start to develop blockage, then it is a surgical procedure, either with colonoscopy and dilation or surgical incision to widen. Be aware that further diverticular episodes can worsen stricture and lead to blockage eventually

In brief: No

Stricture formed from scar tissue after the diverticulitis.
If it isnt bothering you and stool is passing through ok, then no treatment needed but watchful waiting. If you start to develop blockage, then it is a surgical procedure, either with colonoscopy and dilation or surgical incision to widen. Be aware that further diverticular episodes can worsen stricture and lead to blockage eventually
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Dr. Akua Agyeman
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