Diverticulitis in Washington

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Diverticulitis is a condition that can occur in the wake of diverticulosis. Diverticulosis is a GI condition where small sacs referred to as diverticula bulge through the outer intestinal lining. Once these sacs have developed, they might become infected and swell. Diverticulitis develops when this infection or swelling takes place. If you have diverticulosis, it is important to be under the care of a gastroenterologist. At Washington Gastroenterology, our providers offer specialized services for this GI condition. To receive treatment for diverticulitis in Washington, please request a consultation with a member of our staff today.

Diverticulitis most commonly develops when the diverticula rip and are susceptible to swelling, infection, or both. Some factors that might put you at risk for diverticulitis are similar to those risk factors connected with diverticulosis and include:

  • Insufficient physical activity
  • Obesity
  • Certain medications – for example, anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen/Advil®
  • Low-fiber, high-fat diets
  • Aging
  • Smoking

Prevention of diverticulitis includes:

  • Regular exercise
  • High-fiber, low-fat diet
  • Drinking enough water

You can partner with a local gastroenterologist through Washington Gastroenterology to aid in identifying the cause of your condition and ways to avoid it.

The main symptoms of diverticulitis can include the following:

  • Abdominal pain – often ever-present and persistent for several days
  • Fever
  • Vomiting and nausea
  • Abdomen being tender to the touch
  • Difficulty passing stool
  • Diarrhea

If you notice persistent, unexplained pain in your abdomen or any combination of the symptoms listed above, you should request a consultation with a local gastroenterology specialist in Washington at your earliest convenience.

Treatment for diverticulitis might depend on the progression of your condition. After diagnosis, your provider will be equipped to determine which treatments will be required. Some of these treatments include:

  • Oral antibiotics
  • Liquid diet
  • Abdominal abscess draining
  • Surgical intervention

To learn which treatments might best assist with your unique concerns, please request an appointment at Washington Gastroenterology to partner with an experienced gastroenterology specialist in your community.

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If you're searching for a potential treatment for diverticulitis in Washington or to prevent the illness, trust the highly qualified GI specialists at Washington Gastroenterology. Our experienced providers work to create a personalized, patient-focused experience that can help you attain optimal health. If you have been diagnosed with, or suspect, diverticulitis, contact a Washington Gastroenterology location near you immediately.

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