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?
A general physician would advise a blood test to check the red blood cell count. Stool test would also be advised to check for blood in the stool. A technetium scan might also be performed to further confirm the diagnosis.
HOW IS MECKEL'S DIVERTICULUM TREATED?
The most common treatment for this disorder is surgery to remove the diverticulum. Damaged parts of the intestine would also be removed.