I losing weight sometimes i am having frequent bowel movemen
Patient :I losing weight sometimes i am having frequent bowel movements with symptoms similar to ibs , I had colonoscopy done they found no infections and blood work came back fine. I was told that I have Diverticulitis. what else can I do.. do I need upper gi.
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Diverticulitis is largely restricted to large intestine , therefore upper GI evaluation won't be required in your case.
Diverticulosis is the condition of multiple diverculi and when inflamed usually due to infection it is diverticulitis. No antibiotics are required in case of minor/ no infection. Antibiotics & surgery are reserved for severe cases and complications arising from it. Currently you should take high fibre diet include fruits, vegetables, and whole grains in your diet. Drink plenty of water to ensure smooth bowel movement. As the condition is asymptomatic no treatment is not required.
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