By Andrew S. Warner
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Most people get better quickly, although severe cases of diverticulitis may require immediate surgery, and rarely can result in complications, including stricturing (narrowing) of the colon, communications (fistulas) involving other organs in the pelvis such as the bladder, and obstruction (or blockage) of the colon. During the recovery phase, you should stick to a low fiber diet to allow the colon to rest and heal without increasing the amount of undigested roughage moving through it. After a bout of diverticulitis, some physicians may caution patients to avoid all nuts and corn/popcorn, as well as foods containing seeds such as strawberries and tomatoes.
These protrusions occur in the muscular wall of the colon, often at sites that are slightly weakened by the natural penetration of small arteries. Diverticulosis is thought to be due to tension on the wall of the colon as produced by gas and stool. This condition is more often seen in Westernized, industrialized countries like the United States, and is likely a consequence of our relatively low-fiber American diets. Diverticulosis can happen anywhere in the colon, but in most situations it starts in the left side of Benign A noncancerous growth.
Capsule endoscopy: This procedure is performed without sedation. QXP 8/31/09 5:35 PM Page 22 100 Q&A ABOUT CROHN’S DISEASE AND ULCERATIVE COLITIS: A LAHEY CLINIC GUIDE Cholangitis Infection of the bile ducts; can occur in primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). containing a camera and wears a sensor device on the abdomen. The capsule passes naturally through the small intestine while transmitting video images to the sensor, which stores data that can be downloaded to a computer for your physician to review.
100 Questions & Answers About Crohns Disease And Ulcerative Colitis: A Lahey Clinic Guide by Andrew S. Warner