"Diverticulitis occurs due to inflammation of one or more pouches present in the digestive system. The common symptoms are abdominal pain, fever, nausea, and changes in bowel habits. It can be treated by taking rest, antibiotics, and a low fiber diet. Surgery is required in severe cases.
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Query: Hello doctor, I am 35 years old, female. I went to the emergency room a few days back. The CT scan was done to check my ovary and when I look at my blood work for the past few years, I was wondering if there was any relation between some of the rising levels especially if anything is not functioning... Read Full »
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Your attached reports are not suggesting any specific cancer (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The left-sided abdominal pain could be due to gastritis or diverticulitis. For that, fiber diet can be taken more and antacid like Rabeprazole can be prescribed... Read Full »
I was treated for a diverticular bleed a year back, and I am worried if it can recur. Can you please advise?
Query: Hello doctor, I had a diverticular bleed last year, which was after being treated for diverticulitis four months before that. I am a 62 year old male, who takes no medication. I was admitted to a hospital for three days, and nothing was done to me except a liquid diet. The reason they said they neve... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Diverticular bleed recurrence chances are around 30 %. The risk factor of recurrence is uncontrolled hypertension, antiplatelet drugs, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. So to prevent rebleed in your case, avoid NSAIDs.For more information consult a medical gastroe... Read Full »
How to control diverticulitis pain followed by gallbladder surgery?
Query: Hello doctor, I have had a gallbladder operation last year and an umbilical hernia, then I ended up with diverticulitis a couple of months ago. That pain has never gone away. So I went and got an upper and lower GI done and it was clear. The pain is centered in the upper part of my belly and feels ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Symptoms you have mentioned are indicating towards gastritis or acid peptic disease. Still, I need more information. Why you underwent GB (gallbladder) surgery? You did not mention the GI series report, it was before the onset of pain or after the onset of pain? Is there ... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21-year-old male, and I was suffering from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) before a year. After taking medications, my condition got better. So I stopped taking medicines, and I took Pantop-D (Pantoprazole) only for the gas relief. Before a month, I developed a fungal infection i... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are two causes for the blood in the stool. The reason can be due to infection and reactivation of inflammatory bowel disease. In such condition, we should treat the infection first. The common infection seen is bacterial, sometimes viral infection may also occur lik... Read Full »
How can pain on the left side of stomach be alleviated?
Query: Hello doctor,There is pain on the left side of the stomach and lower back, and the skin feels sore. There is also a lot of burping these days now. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. From your symptoms, it seems you are suffering from diverticulitis. The differential diagnosis is urinary tract infection. This can frequently occur in the elderly or people who do not eat enough fiber in their diet. Also... Read Full »
Is it advisable to consume alcohol with my medicines?
Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from the following symptoms. Left lower abdomen pain, constant mushy stools (twice had blood), constant watery stools, heart twitches a couple of times a day, abdomen hurts more when I sit or lay down. I am a chronic alcoholic. I have searched in the internet resources and ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Lorazepam should not be taken with alcohol since both can cause respiratory suppression if you over do it.Having said that this is the drug of choice to treat alcohol withdrawal symptoms. It has a short half life, so requires multiple doses in a day.I would suggest tap... Read Full »
What is the reason for stomach pain and blood in stools?
Query: Hi doctor, For several years my father is suffering from stomach pain. His problem includes blood in stool and pain in left side abdomen area. He has taken ayurveda, homeopathy as well as allopathy medicines, but nothing has benefitted. We did test like endoscopy, but some doctors said it is due to ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. With your symptoms, there is a possibility of: Colitis, which may be due to inflammatory (inflammatory bowel disease) or infections. Diverticulitis. Malignancy has to be ruled out. Piles (hemorrhoids) may be there. Stool examination for microscopy and culture has to... Read Full »
I have pain on palpation in the right side of my stomach despite taking gastric medicine. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from pain on the right side of my abdomen, from the past three days. It pains more when I press my abdomen. The pain is not very severe, and it comes and goes. I thought it is a gastric pain, so I took medicines for it. But, it did not help me get rid of the pain. Wh... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. These are a few things we worry about in that particular area: Appendicitis: It does not seem to be an acute inflammation; otherwise, you should be in severe pain and unable to do anything. However, it may be chronic recurring appendicitis. Diverticulitis: It u... Read Full »
I have diverticulitis, and my stomach hurts every day despite taking medicines. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, I have been diagnosed with diverticulitis, but the symptoms are not gone. My stomach hurts every day. All they have given me is an anti-inflammatory that helped after ten days. I had a recent ER visit as my blood pressure reached 60/40 mm Hg, but no diverticulitis problems showed up. My P... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Diverticulitis is a large bowel disease, and it has nothing to do with your stomach pain. I will answer your issues one by one. 1) For diverticulitis, we suggest antibiotics, not anti-inflammatory drugs. 2) Which anti-inflammatory drugs ... Read Full »
I have pain in the pelvis for a few months. Is it pelvic inflammatory disease?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 43-year-old female. I have had a pain in the left side of my pelvis for a few months. I recently started weightlifting. At first, I thought it was a pulled groin but it is a little bit higher up than that. I wondered if it was a hernia but there is not a lump or weak area. I do ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your post thoroughly, and I understand that you need a sense of direction in terms of the origin of the pathology. Now, it could be a number of things. The fact that it started with you starting to lift weights puts us in the direction of both a hernia... Read Full »