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?
Diagnosis of the Diverticular disease is done by the general physician who would ask you about common symptoms. Once this is done, the doctor may also ask you to undergo CT scan or X ray to check for other signs or warning symptoms.
HOW IS COLONIC DIVERTICULAR DISEASE TREATED?
The treatment will include the prescription of antibiotics as well as other medicines to help in the removal of abscess. Also, surgery like emergent sigmoid colectomy may be employed in order to treat particularly severe cases.
DID YOU KNOW?
Laxatives and enema should be avoided for people with Colonic Diverticular Disease.