Central Carolina Surgery in Greensboro, Burlington & Asheboro, NC
Diverticulitis and diverticulosis- Diverticulosis is a condition of the colon that is sometimes seen on CAT scans and colonoscopy. This occurs when the inside lining of your colon protrudes through a weakened portion of your colon wall. This creates small pockets in your colon that can get blocked and infected. When this happens, it is called diverticulitis. This can cause a crampy pain in your lower abdomen. Usually this can be successfully treated with antibiotics, but sometimes these pockets rupture into your abdomen and can cause more serious symptoms including fevers, nausea, vomiting and severe abdominal pain. Sometimes, if you have had several episodes of diverticulitis or a severe case of diverticulitis, your surgeon will recommend removing a portion of your colon surgically, to prevent future attacks. There is no specific foods that have been proven to trigger episodes of diverticulitis, but a diet high in fiber is always recommended for good colon health.
Our diverticular disease patients come to us from High Point, Greensboro, Kernersville, Winston-Salem, Burlington and close-by locations.