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https://www.youtube.com/embed/W2Ob1pRM-c4 >>> DR. KENNETH FALCHUK: Abdominal pain is a broad subject, but if someone is concerned about a specific disease such as diverticulitis, the pain usually is acute. More often than not it is a pain centered to the lower abdomen, more commonly or not, the left side of the abdomen. We call it the left lower abdominal quadrant. That is an area where most of diverticula usually occur. It is an area where the bowel is somewhat narrow and a little curved and when diverticulitis occurs, develops, that means inflammation within the diverticula, and the pain will be or can be quite severe and can also be mild. Patients may develop a change in the bowel pattern, they may become constipated, and they cannot eliminate the stools as well they may even feel bloated. Sometimes the pain is quite intense when the patient is doubled over. Sometimes the patient…

https://www.youtube.com/embed/7-OoKjFFmhE – My name is Dr. Ken Blake. I’m a colorectal surgeon at Sky Ridge Medical Center. Well, colorectal surgery offers a series of challenges in treating both benign and malignant diseases that can be life-threatening. There are several challenges. We endeavor to minimize the number of colostomies we make. The functional considerations of colorectal surgery in terms of people having normal dietary, normal bowel function, normal control of their feces is important and very challenging and much more prevalent than people usually believe. Well, diverticulitis generally presents as abdominal pain, most frequently in the left lower quadrant. The pain will often be crampy. There may be associated fevers and chills. There may be a sense of urinary urgency, frequency. The bowel cramps may alleviate with bowel movements. These symptoms can come on very suddenly. About 1% of the episodes of diverticulitis are what I would describe as catastrophic, where…

https://www.youtube.com/embed/j57TBHSaL-w Diverticular disease, also known as diverticulosis, is the presence of small sac-like out-pouchings of the lining of the colon that balloon through the outer colon wall. These pockets are called diverticula. Diverticulosis can be present without noticeable symptoms, but might be associated with constipation or diarrhea. This condition is very common as we age, but still affects young people. More than 65% of those 85 years of age and older have diverticular disease. A person might have one diverticulum or hundreds of diverticula, which are typically less than 1 centimetre in diameter, but tend to increase in number and size over time. In about 10-25% of people, the diverticula can become inflamed and/or infected, known as diverticulitis. This leads to distinct symptoms, including diarrhea, cramping, bowel irritability, intense pain, bleeding, bloating, and fever. The pain and tenderness is often felt in the left lower portion of the abdomen. Rarely,…

https://www.youtube.com/embed/QU0YEauXsko Diverticulitis is an extremely unpleasant digestive disease. Now those diagnosed will know it’s worth taking measures to avoid any future episodes. Unfortunately, one in five will experience another flare-up within five years in this video, I’m looking at what diet changes may help, as well as some myths about common foods, to avoid just to clarify. Diverticulosis refers to having diverticula, which are the small pockets that form in your large intestine that have not yet become infected and painful. Now diverticulitis occurs when those diverticula become inflamed and infected, so diverticulosis will always occur before diverticulitis and together. These two conditions are known as diverticular disease. Unfortunately, the risk of diabetes Llosa’s increases as we grow older to about 70 % of people aged 80 and above fortunately, it only progresses to diverticulitis the inflamed version about 4 % of the time. With regards to diet. The first…