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Will meckel's diverticulum kill me?
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
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In brief: Depends
A meckels occurs in only two percent of the population.
If it becomes symptomatic and is ignored then one can be faced with several issues, bleeding, perforation, peritonitis and possibly death. Most people do not ignore these symptoms.

In brief: Depends
A meckels occurs in only two percent of the population.
If it becomes symptomatic and is ignored then one can be faced with several issues, bleeding, perforation, peritonitis and possibly death. Most people do not ignore these symptoms.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: It can
This abnormality can act as a pivot point, with bowel twisting on itself & cutting off its own blood supply leading to bowel death & eventual blood poisoning & death.
It can begin to bleed out, leading to enough blood loss to be deadly.

In brief: It can
This abnormality can act as a pivot point, with bowel twisting on itself & cutting off its own blood supply leading to bowel death & eventual blood poisoning & death.
It can begin to bleed out, leading to enough blood loss to be deadly.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
In brief: Generally No
Meckel's diverticulum is a pouch-like appedage to the intestines.
It may bleed without any symptoms leading to severe anemia. If it bursts or ruptures, then serious, even life threatening complications may occur. The process is similar, in some respects to a ruptured appendix.

In brief: Generally No
Meckel's diverticulum is a pouch-like appedage to the intestines.
It may bleed without any symptoms leading to severe anemia. If it bursts or ruptures, then serious, even life threatening complications may occur. The process is similar, in some respects to a ruptured appendix.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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