Can diverticular bleed?
Beside this, how do you stop diverticular bleeding?
Endoscopic therapeutic maneuvers, such as epinephrine injection or electrocautery therapy, can be used to treat diverticular bleeding. Patients should avoid using aspirin and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs because of their association with diverticular bleeding.
In respect to this, is diverticular bleeding dangerous?
A diverticulum can bleed into the intestine. Bleeding is painless but can be heavy and result in blood passing out through the rectum (see Gastrointestinal Bleeding). However, in some people, doctors have to do endoscopy or surgery to stop the bleeding. The bleeding may be serious enough to require a blood transfusion.
The attack of diverticulitis has caused a rupture in the colon that has resulted in pus or stool leaking into the abdominal cavity, resulting in peritonitis. Such patients are usually quite ill, with severe abdominal pain and changes in heart rate and blood pressure. These patients often require emergency surgery.