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Meckel’s Diverticulum

 

Meckel’s diverticulum is a small sack-like bulge in the small intestine.

Causes 

  • Congenital (unabsorbed tissue of the fetus)

Symptoms
Symptoms are not present most of the times. If present, they may include:

  • Bleeding from the rectum
  • Abdominal discomfort or pain
  • Bloating
  • Blocked intestine

Treatment
Treatment is not required if symptoms are absent. Symptoms can be treated by:

  • Surgery to remove the affected part of the intestine

Prevention
There is no way to prevent Meckel’s diverticulum.