Diverticulitis in Indianapolis, IN

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Diverticulitis is a gastrointestinal disorder that sometimes follows diverticulosis. Diverticulosis is the gastrointestinal condition wherein tiny sacs, called diverticula, protrude all the way to the outer intestinal lining. Once these pockets have developed, they can grow infected and start to swell. Diverticulitis develops when this infection or swelling takes place. If you have diverticulosis, it is crucial to be under the observation of a gastroenterologist. At Indianapolis Gastroenterology and Hepatology, our providers offer specialized care for this issue. To receive care for diverticulitis in Indianapolis, IN, please request an appointment with our staff today.

Diverticulitis most commonly develops in cases where the diverticula rip, making them more vulnerable to infection, swelling, or both. A portion of the risk factors associated with diverticulitis are similar to those risk factors connected with diverticulosis and might encompass:

  • Being a smoker
  • Being overweight
  • Taking certain medications such as NSAIDs, including ibuprofen/Advil®
  • Insufficient exercise
  • Aging
  • Low-fiber, high-fat diets

Prevention of diverticulitis includes:

  • Regular exercise
  • Maintaining a diet low in fat and high in fiber
  • Drinking enough water

You can partner with a GI provider through Indianapolis Gastroenterology and Hepatology to help you determine the root cause of your illness and how to prevent it.

The most common symptoms of diverticulitis are:

  • Pain in the abdomen — often ever-present and lasting for a number of days
  • Fever
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Abdomen being tender to the touch
  • Difficulty passing stool
  • Diarrhea

Should you notice constant, unexplained abdominal pain or any combination of the symptoms listed above, you should request an appointment with a gastroenterologist in Indianapolis, IN today.

Your course of treatment for diverticulitis may depend on how much your condition has progressed. Following diagnosis, your doctor will be equipped to pinpoint which treatments will be necessary. A sample of these treatments include:

  • Oral antibiotics
  • Diet of liquids only
  • Draining of any abdominal abscess
  • Surgical intervention

For more information regarding which treatments might best assist with your unique needs, please request a consultation with Indianapolis Gastroenterology and Hepatology to work closely with an experienced GI specialist.

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If you are interested in finding a treatment plan for diverticulitis in Indianapolis, IN or want to be proactive about preventing it, then you can place your trust in the expert gastroenterology health specialists at Indianapolis Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Our compassionate providers strive to create a personalized, patient-centric experience that can help you live in optimal health. If you have been diagnosed with, or suspect, diverticulitis, call one of our locations as soon as possible.

Dr. was nice, informative, honest, acceptant of my limitations and gave options that may or may not be a way to get the test required complete without a trip to the ER again. Just knowing I have to drink ridiculous amounts of fluids with additives that altered the way I now have to eat, and swallow, give me reservations that in 21st there isn't yet a non invasive test for colin related issues. As a life long IT person, I find ways to enlighten end users to apply tech in every aspect of life, not just for business. Someone should take some tech and invent a new way to do these necessary tests, I can't afford to loose any more body mass at barely 100 lbs. Has to be other patients that this affects this way. No reflection on Dr., this area of medicine is my least favorite. I've not got here on my own, medicine for a condition I did not have, gave me diverticulitis which a new list of items arose. I will make the next appointment...in a good time frame.

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