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Meckel's diverticulum

  • Symptoms
    • Abdominal discomfort or pain ranging from mild to severe
    • Passing of blood in the stool

    Symptoms often occur during the first few years of life, but may not start until adulthood.


    Signs and tests
    • Blockage of the intestine
    • Blood in the stool - visible or invisible (occult)
    • Inflammation of the pouch (diverticulitis)

    Tests:

    • Hematocrit
    • Hemoglobin
    • Stool smear for invisible blood (stool occult blood test )
    • Technetium scan