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Diverticulosis is a condition where diverticula (small pouches) are formed on the walls of the digestive system. It is often caused due to a low fiber diet, high fat diet, and repeated straining during constipation. The symptoms are nausea, abdominal pain, and fever when the diverticula get inflamed. Mild diverticulosis is treated by taking antibiotics. Taking a high fiber diet, drinking plenty of fluid and regular exercise helps a lot. In severe cases, surgery is done.

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Do I notice blood in my stools because I have grade 1 hemorrhoids and mild diverticulosis?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 37-year-old male, and I have had blood in my stools for about three days every two weeks for the last eight months. I went to a doctor who did a digital rectal exam and anoscopy. I was diagnosed with hemorrhoids. He prescribed some cream, which I used often. However, the bleeding...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From the attached reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), I think it is uncommon to have regular bleeding from that small degree of rectal hemorrhoids, but exceptions are always there. It is uncommon but not impossible. I have seen a few patie...  Read Full »

Though I am on medication for peptic ulcer, I am getting blood in stool. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with peptic ulcers because I was having blood (fresh) in my stool. I am on medication but the medication is not effective because my blood has not stopped for even one day. It keeps coming every time I go to pass stool and at times my stool has blood in it too. My stom...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, the peptic ulcer disease often presents with upper abdominal pain. It does not present with per rectal bleeding unless some once has a brisk and huge amount of bleeding ulcers with the stomach or small bowel. And the color of stools often appears dark tarry b...  Read Full »

Kindly help me get rid of my stomach problem.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28 year old female. Before 10 months, I got left side abdominal pain with mild fever. I went to the ER. After blood tests and CT scan, they said it as diverticulitis. After using antibiotics, it got cleared. Every couple of months I feel pain when I press my abdomen but no fever. W...  Read Full »

Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Diverticula are the tiny bulges that are formed from the colonic wall and this condition is named diverticulosis. Blockade or infection or inflammation leads to diverticulitis. It will be associated with abdominal pain, altered bowel habits, occasional bleedi...  Read Full »

My mother has diarrhea, and her stomach is bloated and paining. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My mom is not feeling well, and I am concerned about internal bleeding. This morning, she had a decreased appetite, foot swelling (right), and diarrhea. She has back pain along with pain and bloating in the abdomen. She just wants to go to bed. She also noticed some spotting in her underw...  Read Full »

Dr. Salah Saad Hassan Shoman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Diarrhea, back pain, abdominal pain, and decreased appetite are most probably due to a colon cause, which could be an inflammatory bowel disease or diverticulosis. If these episodes keep coming, your mom will need a colonoscopy to confirm the diagnosis.As for the spotting...  Read Full »

I have uneasiness in the left side of abdomen. What is the reason?

Query: Respected doctor, I am feeling that something is there in my left side abdomen until the left side back sometimes. It feels like heaviness or uneasiness. This problem is now from two years. There is no pain but there is a discomfort. It goes sometimes completely when I am at home but arises more whe...  Read Full »

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It could be gastric irritation as you say it feels worse after eating. Since your ultrasonography is normal, and you do not have any other symptoms, it could be gastric discomfort. You could get an upper GI endoscopy done to see if all is normal. Also get Barium enem...  Read Full »

Does diverticulitis increase the risk of colon cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having lower left pelvic pain, so I got a CT scan of the abdomen done. I was diagnosed with mild diverticulitis and diverticulosis. The doctor gave me Flagyl and Cipro. Is it serious? Can this lead to colon cancer? I am very scared. How can you tell that it is diverticuliti...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do not worry, diverticulum is a common condition, and most patients remain asymptomatic or have mild symptoms. The risk associated with this condition are diverticulitis, which is an infection of the diverticulum pouch, and risk of bleeding. Approximately 75 to 80 pe...  Read Full »

I would like to know the details of my MRI report. Is this something I have to worry about?

Query: Hello doctor,I hope you are well. I would like to know the details of the MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and if this is something I have to worry about?   Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There are a few findings in these images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). One of which indicates that your prostate may be mildly enlarged and have some inflammation. Are you having any issues with passing urine? Are you having any p...  Read Full »

Will diverticulosis cause constipation and lower abdominal pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I recently got diagnosed with diverticulosis on my ascending colon, but I felt a dull pain in my lower left abdominal and some constipation. Is that normal?  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Although right side diverticula (ascending colon) are rare, they are benign condition which does not need a special treatment or surveillance except to increased fiber intake to relieve constipation which is thought to be a precipitating factor in the development of th...  Read Full »

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