Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
166 Doctors are Online

Does diverticulitis cause abdominal pain ?

Hello, My father is 48 years old.About a year ago,we returned from costa rica, he was immediatley hospitalized becaused he found out for the first time he had severe diverticulitis.he received 4 bags of blood from blood loss from the colon.Well recently,he has been having more abdonimal pain but says its different.when he breathes,lifts anything.his belly button is protruding out about 2-3 inch, more then usuall.He is stubborn andwants to wait to see a doctor , but im nervous its intestinal swelling which I know can become severe, even fatal if not treated, Help!...I should mention he has about 4 beers-and 2 drinks a day.He quit smoking about 4 weeks ago after 30 yrs of smoking
Asked On : Fri, 27 May 2011
Answers:  1 Views:  178
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi,thanks for query.What he might be having is umbilical hernia,that is intestine protruding from belly button.You should take him to doctor.This happens because there is gap in muscles in mid line which leads to this.And if the gap is large sometimes intestine can tangled in to it and lead to emergency.bye.
Answered: Fri, 27 May 2011
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor