Patient Comments: Duodenal Diverticulum - Diagnosis

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

My duodenal diverticula were discovered by a barium swallow upper gastrointestinal series. I finally have an answer to my symptoms.

Comment from: Angel4, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 22

I had a pain in the right hand upper quadrant that went into my back. It was agony and became worse when standing up. I got told it was gallstones or appendix. I was transferred to the hospital and after 5 days had a CT scan. I had a duodenal diverticulum that had perforated. Very rare especially as it was in a certain section of the duodenum, and a bit risky for surgery. So I had 5 weeks in hospital on bowel rest and feeding tube. Not nice. Recovered but have flare ups ever since. Doctor says now it is IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). Fed up.

Comment from: VA preop, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: May 09

My duodenal diverticulum was diagnosed during a CT scan of my upper torso, lungs, and abdomen for a possible malignancy. No cancer was found however the duodenal diverticula were identified.

Comment from: Carletta, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 26

I had an endoscopy done and they found a single diverticulum with a large opening in the first part of the duodenum.

Comment from: Nani, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: April 20

I had an endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography procedure done. A diverticulum was found in the 2nd portion of the duodenum. This procedure was done April 12, 2018. I have an appointment to see my specialist in a month from now so he can explain what the next step is. I had all kinds of tests before this, including an MRI.

Comment from: Maryann, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 10

I went to the doctor today and I was told I had this rare condition of duodenal diverticulum. I was also told surgery could correct this issue, but there is a risk of bleeding, and or infection which will kill me. The doctor also explained to me, it is so rare nobody at that hospital does this type of surgery. I can deal with the pain I am having now, but I don't know if this will get worse over the years. I am so confused.

Comment from: cheryl, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 03

I was diagnosed with duodenal diverticulum on 3/12/2016. I was given antibiotics and intravenous drip with feed, for a month I was in hospital, and been home 2 days. Apparently this condition is very rare.

Comment from: Sara, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: November 16

I had a perforation of a duodenal diverticulum in July. Because I have COPD I could not be operated on as I would have small chance of survival. I was treated conservatively with antibiotics and fed intravenously. I spent a month in hospital. I believe this is a rare occurrence.

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