Diverticulitis tests

Tests could include:

  • Abdominal CT scans are used when a doctor suspects that something is be wrong in the abdominal area but can't find the specifics through a physical examination.
  • An abdominal ultrasound uses sound waves to check a number of conditions. Learn about what ultrasounds are used for and if there are any risks.
  • The colon helps your body absorb water and nutrients from the food you eat. It is also where your stool is formed. The last third of your colon is called the sigmoid colon, or the descending colon. It is connected to the anus by the rectum. While ...
  • A computerized tomography scan (CT or CAT scan) is a series of cross-sectional X-ray images of your body. CT scans are used to examine your bones and soft tissues for damage or abnormalities. Often, these images can be combined to create a 3D pict...
  • An ultrasound scan is a medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture live images from the inside of your body. The technology is similar to that used by sonar and radar, which help the military detect planes and ships. An ultrasoun...
  • Colonoscopy is a procedure that uses a thin, flexible camera to check for abnormalities or disease in your lower intestine or colon, which is the lowest portion of the gastrointestinal tract and is attached to the anus. A colonoscopy can be done a...
  • A complete blood count, or CBC, is an easy and very common test that screens for certain disorders that can affect your health. A CBC measures several components of your blood and can help diagnose a broad range of conditions, from anemia and infe...
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