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What Are the Warning Signs of Diverticulitis?

How your gastroenterologists in Orlando, and Kissimmee, FL, can help with diverticulitis

Do you experience severe abdominal pain and don’t know why? It could be a symptom of diverticulitis. Fortunately, diverticulitis is a treatable condition, and you need to seek out the help and expertise of your gastroenterologist.

The gastroenterologists at Digestive and Liver Center of Florida provide a wide range of GI services, including diagnosis and treatment of diverticulitis. They have two convenient office locations in Orlando, and Kissimmee, FL, to help you.

So, what is diverticulitis? It’s a condition caused by the weakening of the walls of your colon, which happens as you age. As the walls weaken, small sections of tissue poke through the colon walls. These small sections are known as diverticula.

These diverticula are often located in the lowest section of your colon, known as the sigmoid colon. When these diverticula become inflamed, you now have diverticulitis, and you can be in severe, debilitating pain, which often occurs on your lower left side.

Along with severe pain, diverticulitis can cause:

  • Fever
  • Changes in your bowel habits
  • Chills and shaking
  • Severe cramping in your abdomen
  • Diarrhea, bloating, or constipation
  • Blood in your stool

To diagnose diverticulitis, your gastroenterologist may order some lab testing and imaging studies which may include a CT scan. If you have diverticulitis, your gastroenterologist can treat the condition with:

  • Medications including antibiotics to reduce symptoms
  • Medications to reduce pain
  • Probiotic and fiber supplements
  • Dietary modifications including a liquid diet

To read more detailed information about diverticulitis, please click here:

You don’t have to suffer from the severe debilitating pain of diverticulitis. You can get relief, and it begins with a simple phone call.

To find out more about the signs, symptoms, and treatment of diverticulitis, talk with the experts. Call the gastroenterologists at Digestive and Liver Center of Florida. You can reach them in both the Orlando and Kissimmee, FL, offices by calling (407) 384-7388, so call now.

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