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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 ?
Tue, 5 Mar 2019
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Hello,

He may be developed diverticulitis in which part of bowel walk outpouching produce infection there. This infection may spread to adjoining structure lead to abscess formation or sinus formation etc.

Until examination is done it is difficult to say what it is.

Use tablet pantoprazole.

Continue antibiotics as doctor priscribing.

If symptoms not improved then get it done repeated ultrasound and get treated accordingly.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

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Dr. Penchila Prasad Kandikattu, Internal Medicine Specialist
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