Digestive Disorders / Gastroenterology Expert Forum
Perforated Colon
About This Forum:

This is a place to ask questions about digestive problems and receive a personal answer from a highly qualified doctor. You will also find support from other members who share your interest in digestive disorders. Digestive Disorders include: Anal and Rectal problems, Barrett’s Esophagus, Bleeding in the Stomach and Digestive Tract, Constipation, Crohn’s Disease, Gastritis, GERD, Heartburn, Proctitis, Short Bowel Syndrome, Ulcers, Whipple’s Disease, Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome (and many more).

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Blank Blank

Perforated Colon

Three weeks ago I underwent emergency surgery to repair a perforated colon. The surgery was successful with the exception I now have a temporary colostomy that will be reversed in 4-6 months.
My question is this.
Five months ago I had a Colonoscopy. My results stated that the Colonoscopy was normal and that their was no Diverticular disease or polyps and my colon was clean. The doctor told me to come back in 10 years for my next test. I am a 69 year old male that never smoked.
Please explain to me how a doctor can give me a clean bill of health stating that I had no sign of Diverticular disease and 5 months later I almost died with Diverticulitis?
Related Discussions
242516_tn?1368227505
Ken, I'm sorry you needed emergency surgery.  A colonoscopy that clears one of evidence of diverticulosis and then soon later the same person has complications from burst diverticulitis is suspicious.  I'd have a second opinion review the records of the initial colonoscopy.

Enoch Choi, MD
1 Comment
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
A related discussion, Post Colonoscopy Constipation was started.
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
A related discussion, Ongoing Gastro Symptoms - Please Help! was started.
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
A related discussion, persistent lower abdominal bloating was started.
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
This Forum's Experts
351246_tn?1379685732
Dr. Kokil MathurBlank
Consultant
,
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank