How Is Diverticulitis Diagnosed?
Symptoms and Physical Exam Symptoms of diverticulitis can be similar to those of other conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Therefore, a careful physical exam is crucial for diagnosing diverticulitis. During the exam, the doctor will ask questions about the patient’s symptoms, including abdominal pain, bloating, constipation or diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. They will…Read More »
What is the Normal Number of Polyps Found During a Colonoscopy?
Understanding Colonoscopy and Polyps Colonoscopy is a diagnostic procedure that examines the inner lining of the large intestine or colon. This procedure involves the use of a flexible tube with a camera at the end, called a colonoscope, to examine the colon for abnormalities, such as polyps, ulcers, and tumors. Polyps are abnormal growths that form on the inner lining…Read More »