Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Why Bowel Disease can be scary...

Do you want to know why bowel disease can be scary every time you feel an ouch?

Trigger Warning: This contains complications can be experienced with one of my invisible illnesses. 

This is for information, as often I have people disbelieve me of its seriousness so here it is: 

The most common complication of sigmoid diverticulosis is diverticulitis, 

which occurs when the diverticula become infected and inflamed. 

This causes a fever, intense pain in the lower left abdomen, a fever, nausea, and increased urination if the infection is near the bladder. 

If diverticulitis is left untreated, it can cause peritonitis, a condition in which waste from the intestines enters the abdominal cavity, causing severe inflammation and infection. 

Once this happens, infection can spread to other parts of the body through the blood, a life-threatening condition known as sepsis.

Tell me i'm not ill..... nope.... you cant. 

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