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Sigmoid diverticulitis

Sigmoid diverticulitis: Introduction

Sigmoid diverticulitis: Colonic diverticulitis is a condition resulting from the perforation of a colonic diverticulum which leads to inflammatory changes occurring mainly in the pericolic structures. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Sigmoid diverticulitis is available below.

Symptoms of Sigmoid diverticulitis

  • Clinical symptoms of diverticulitis are fever, abdominal pain, vomiting and nausea, localized tenderness and/or palpable mass and leucocytosis.
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Treatments for Sigmoid diverticulitis

  • Acute diverticulitis is treated with antibiotics
  • After the acute infection has improved, eating high-fiber foods and using bulk additives such as psyllium may help reduce the risk of diverticulitis or other symptoms
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Sigmoid diverticulitis: Complications

Review possible medical complications related to Sigmoid diverticulitis:

  • Abscess formation (see Abscess)
  • Narrowing (stricture) in the colon or fistula formation
  • Perforation of the colon leading to peritonitis
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Causes of Sigmoid diverticulitis

  • The presumed mechanism is infection of the mucosa of the dome of the diverticulum leading to erosion of its thin wall. The site of the perforation may still be in the colonic wall itself but in the majority of cases will occur in the surrounding pericolic tissue structures
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Sigmoid diverticulitis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Sigmoid diverticulitis

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions...read more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance. The digestive system contains a variety of "good" bacteria...read more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, but can also kill the "good"...read more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning). In fact, it's more likely...read more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can...read more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a variety of symptoms (see symptoms...read more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of...read more »

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Prognosis for Sigmoid diverticulitis

Prognosis for Sigmoid diverticulitis: Usually, this is a mild condition that responds well to treatment.

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