Diverticular disease

What is Diverticular disease?

Diverticular disease, also known as diverticulosis, is the presence of outpouchings (diverticulae) in the gastrointestinal tract, most frequently in the colon. They are seen in elderly persons whose diet is low in fibre. Infection of colonic diverticulae results in diverticulis which presents as right lower quadrant pain and guarding. Diverticulae can also be a cause of lower GI bleed (malena).

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i am suffering from diverticular disease for a decade. now i am taking morease sr one tab twice daily after food. and roza 20 one tab daily in the...

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In terms of diverticular disease, there really isn't a medication that can give you a cure. I see a lot of patients with diverticulitis,...

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Hi, I have arthritis and depression, I take naproxen and sertraline. the last week and a half I have suffered with the most excruciating pain in...

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Noted the history of suffering from arthritis, depression, taking Naproxen and Sertraline, excruciating pain in the...

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I have recently been diagnosed with diverticulitus, I was hospitalised for 4 days whilst placed on a antibiotic drip and pain killers, i am due for...

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Is it common to have diarrhea for a few days after a diverticulosis bleed?

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