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Old 09-01-2010, 04:41 PM   #3
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Re: Can diverticulitis make you feel really sick?

Hi Sciencelady! I have a question for you, about 3 years ago did you have any severe constipation problem? Have you had lots of gas? I notice the pictures of diverticulitis and diverticulosis look like perhaps gas has forced little pouches in the bowel walls. I have wondered if when a person has constipation and the gas has nowhere to go really then maybe it balloons out. Don't take that as gospel truth I am only putting a curious question out for people to think about. I know you said you had diarrhea, have you ever been checked for possible bacterial or protozoa infection etc? I also know someone whose diarrhea improved with a gluten free diet but that might only apply to someone with celiac disease not necessarily diverticulosis or diverticulitis.