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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
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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.
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