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Do people with meckel's diverticulum have a lot of pain?

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Dr. Elizabeth Yen
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Sometimes

Meckel's diverticulum can present with unexplained abdominal pain due to swelling in the diverticulum. Alternatively, it could present with painless rectal bleeding because the diverticulum sometimes produces acid that erodes the intestinal tissue next to it.
If you are known to have a meckel's, the recommendation is to have it surgically removed.

In brief: Sometimes

Meckel's diverticulum can present with unexplained abdominal pain due to swelling in the diverticulum. Alternatively, it could present with painless rectal bleeding because the diverticulum sometimes produces acid that erodes the intestinal tissue next to it.
If you are known to have a meckel's, the recommendation is to have it surgically removed.
Dr. Elizabeth Yen
Dr. Elizabeth Yen
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

If the meckel's becomes inflamed and symptomatic, pain is a common symptom.

In brief: Yes

If the meckel's becomes inflamed and symptomatic, pain is a common symptom.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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