An individual with Meckel's Diverticulum is born with a sac or pouch formation at a weak point in the intestines. This sac can cause inflammation, pain or discomfort, nausea and bleeding.
HOW IS MECKEL'S DIVERTICULUM DIAGNOSED?
Blood tests will help a general physician to diagnose the condition. A stool smear and technetium scan will be needed for definitive diagnosis.
HOW IS MECKEL'S DIVERTICULUM TREATED?
People who do not show any symptoms need not be treated. General surgeon may remove the sac and repair the intestines through surgery. If there is damage to intestines then a part of the intestines will also be removed.
DID YOU KNOW?
Long-term outlook for people treated for Meckel'S Diverticulum is good