What does diverticulitis and lesion on pancreas mean a month after removal of 14 inches of bowl?
my husband had 14 inches of his bowel removed 1 month ago ,and 1 week ago he was mowing grass and felt a pop in his stomach called his DR he said to get ct scan and they called and said he has diverticulitis and lesion on pancreas put him on 2 antibiotics. what does this mean ?
Just had my second colonoscopy at age sixty, the first at age fifty, and found one polyp which was removed and tested benign. Diagnosed with mild Diverticulosis which has become Diverticulitus three times in six months. treated with cipro. Now have discovered a long shoe string like tissue approximately one inch long that protrudes from the anus after defecating. Had primary Doctor at the VA examine it and he dismissed it as a skin tag. It is a new discovery to me and concerning as one would imagine! I ve had Hemorrhoids all of my adult life, however this is different and a sudden discovery! Difficult to clean and wishing I could remove it! Advise please!
I am a 50 year old female. I have a history of colitis with mucus from 2001-2008 and took Asacol during that time. I honestly don t remember much about symptoms from back then. A colonoscopy check in 2010 showed no sign of colitis. Had to go to ER 09/2011 due to micro-tear in bowel (experienced severe pain in right shoulder and it turns out I had the tear and gas was getting trapped in my shoulder). Diagnosed with Diverticulitis, was in the hospital for 7 days with no food & then liquid diet and recommended colonectomy when bowel completely healed. Had my Sigmoid colon (doc said 1 foot) removed 12/2011. I cannot remember if I suffered from bowel issues in 2012 or 2013...but I know I wass very bloated the whole time. Beginning 01/2014, diarrhea, bloating, cramps & urgency. Internal medicine doc thought it might be gallbladder issues. Had a complete abdominal scan 12/2014. Nothing abnormal found. Colonoscopy performed 12/2014 and showed I had C Diff but nothing wrong with colon or intestines. Took Flagyl...did not tolerate it well at all, but finished the 2 week course. Diarrhea stopped for a few weeks but came back full force. Doc prescribed another course of Flagyl for 30 days, this time a lower dose and I tolerated it better. Had an endoscopy and another colonoscopy 12/2015. Showed ulcers in base of esophagus but nothing in colon. Suffered with same bad diarrhea all through 2016. Landed in the hospital 06/2016 with severe pancreatitis (Lipase was at 7500 in the ER. Had CT scan with contrast...gallbladder functions normal. Had Nuclear test on pancreas...normal. Said it was idiopathic...I do have type 2 diabetes since 2011 but it is controlled with Metformin. A1C taken in 06/2016 at 6.1 and 12/2016 was 6.1 again. Lipase 12/2016 was 28. I do not drink alcohol). My GP prescribed Welchol and Hyocyamine (for cramping). Got very bad constipation from Welchol. Saw my 4th gastro doc in 3 years 12/2016 and she recommended an endoscopic ultrasound procedure (thinking there might be structural issue with pancreas) along with blood work and stool samples. She also told me to take a 2 week course of Xifaxan. I took the full course and diarrhea is worse than ever. The only test that came back positive was the fecal leukacytes said positive by lactoferrin. I had the endoscopic ultrasound 1/10/2017 with nothing abnormal found and biopsy was negative for anything. I am still taking Hyocyamine due to very bad cramping and I have horrible achiness in wrists and ankles after diarrhea bouts. I take a lot of anti-diarrheal medicine. A lot of mucus is present (looks like egg whites and is very foul smelling) and feeling like bowel is not emptying and look like I am 9 months pregnant. Super tired ALL the time. I have not received a call regarding stool sample/blood work results and that was 2 weeks ago. I am at my wits end! Thank you for your time!
Hello, I am only 28 years old and I have been diagnosed with diverticulitis and I don t understand why. Prior to this, I caught the infection called, colitis after a stay at my sick grandmothers house. I am a mother of three and my health means the most to me, So any information you can give me will be so helpful, Thank-You.
tested positive for hep-c,no antibodies for hep-b..have diverticulitis,back surgery w/orif+fusion(methadone,dilaudid,valium for pain by specialist)..have had polyps both vagina+colon,ectopic rupture-resulting:no children..am now 59,finished menopause..24 hr caregiver for my whlchr.bound husband,am very stressed,exhausted+now am nauseous,bloated,gas-filled,am vomiting stringy mucous,tongue is yellow coated..constipation w/hemmorhoids,blood+pus in stool..feeling overall sicker than I ever have,short-tempered,can t sleep,anxious..guess that s about it..don t have the time to see numerous drs. for myself now,concentrating on husband whose renal function has dropped to 26%,diabetic on insulin,etc...actually now that I typed this I realize I either make the time or don t..sorry for wasting yours
i have what i believe is a flare up of diverticulitis, this is day 5 and i am still in a lot of pain, i have had bowel movements today and late yesterday but prior to that none for 4 days, i am taking Avalov 400mg 1 per day, the pain is sometimes sharp and feels like it is also in the urinary tract, should i be worried or is this par for the course? Thanks, Sara
I ve been diagnosed with diverticulitis and am on my second round of antibiotics ( augmentin ). Tried Flagyl but have had an allergic reaction twice. I m on a low residue diet and have had some diarrhea. This morning I noticed a black fuzzy object when I wiped, about 1/4 inch long. I was totally freaked out. Is this something I passed?
I have has left sided lower abdominal discomfort and pain for four weeks now. Intermittant diarrhoea. I have been prescribed two lots of antibiotics over this time and it has not helped. I also have at times lightheadedness and nausea . Could this be diverticulitis? I was diagnosed as having diverticular disease four years ago. I am a 59 year old woman.
Hi I went to the ER 2 weeks ago with intense abdominal pain and was diagnosed and put on flagyl and Cipro for one week. Saw my Dr the following week who put me on Levaquin for second week. I took my last Levaquin Friday. I still have pain eating...
I have diverticulitis and usually take Bactrim but now I am on Keytruda for lung cancer . I have a prescribed bottle of Metronidazole and don't want any drug interaction with Keytruda and need to know if I can take the Metronidazole for the...