Doctors for Colonic Diverticular Disease in Gopankoppa, Hubli-Dharwad
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COLONIC DIVERTICULAR DISEASE
Diverticular disease and diverticulitis are related digestive conditions that affect the large intestine (colon). In diverticular disease, small bulges or pockets develop in the lining of the intestine. Diverticulitis is when these pockets become inflamed or infected. Symptoms of the diverticular disease are lower abdominal pain and feeling of being bloated.
HOW IS COLONIC DIVERTICULAR DISEASE DIAGNOSED?
Diverticulitis, as well as diverticular disease, can be diagnosed with tests which include:
• Medical history.
• Blood test.
• Stool sample.
• Digital rectal exam.
• X-ray and barium enema.
HOW IS COLONIC DIVERTICULAR DISEASE TREATED?
In emergencies, the doctor would suggest you a laxative or enema, but this is not a long term solution. A change in diet would be advised along with extensive focus on consuming high fibre foods.
DID YOU KNOW?
This is a chronic disease which can last for years or can be lifelong