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    SayaG posted:
    I was recently diagnosed with diverticulitis in my stomach and colon. I'd already been diagnosed with Colitis.

    The CT showed a thinking of the stomach wall - could that the cause by the diverticulitis? Or cancer?

    Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Hello and Welcome SayaG,

    I am sorry to hear of your diagnosis and hope you are feeling better.

    In a quick search, I could not find a link that directly answers your question. Please check with your health care professional to address your concerns of cancer and thickening stomach wall.

    These resourses describe the cause and treatment of diverticulitis -

    Diverticulitis - Topic Overview
    Diverticulitis - Causes, Symptoms, Treatments - Slideshow

    Hope this is helpful,
    mike_n_robin responded:
    hi saya i also have diverticulitis i have been in and out of the hospital way to many times iun the last 3 yrs.. finnally after my last time in the hospital.. of course on my B-Day of all the times.. the Dr. finnaly said i need surgery so i did it i had the colon resecton or what ever they call it.. they removed the bad ppart of my colon.. it has been almost 3 months and i am doing ok i thinkj.. except for being nasuse all the time.. i hope that is not going to be a normall thing.. but good luck

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