Patient Comments: Duodenal Diverticulum - Experience

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Please describe your experience with duodenal diverticulum. Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Cathy S, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 25

I have severe bloating and right upper abdominal pain approximately 2 or 3 hours after eating. I had an ultrasound to check for gallbladder disease which came back negative. The pain and bloating persisted and recently I had an upper gastrointestinal series done, and that shows my duodenal diverticula which finally gives me some answers.

Comment from: one in a million, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 14

I have a large diverticulum sac next to my bile duct that fills with food and causes an obstruction to my bile duct causing my liver enzymes to elevate into the thousands. I have been told I'm like one in a million to have this issue. I wonder if anybody else has heard of this or have something similar.

Comment from: Virginia, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: December 27

I had right upper abdominal pain under my rib cage. I went to the emergency room where they did an ultrasound and sent me home on pain medication and an antibiotic and said to return if it got worse. I then developed a fever and the pain persisted so I returned 12 hours later. A scan found fluid collection around the duodenal area by the ampulla of vater. I was sent to a hospital where I was told I had a ruptured duodenal diverticulum and was put on bowel rest for three days and fed intravenously while receiving IV antibiotics. An endoscopy found no more evidence of leaking diverticulum but found two small antral stomach ulcers. I was sent home on the fifth day with Protonix 40 mg and Zantac 150 mg which my gastrointestinal doctor said I must continue to take long term.

Comment from: Trish, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 14

I had extremely bad upper abdominal pain referring into my rib cage at the back. I also had a very bloated tummy which restricted my flexibility. The doctor thought the pain was coming from my spine so I didn’t get the diagnosis of duodenal diverticulum till it perforated!

Comment from: ramesh, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: March 02

I have a MRCP (magnetic resonance cholangio-pancreatography) report of upper abdominal area. It suggests 26/22 mm sized duodenal diverticulum in the periampullary region.

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