Then the doctor will come to the patient in the hospital and say, "Mr. Smith, the reason you are bleeding out of your rectum is because your diet is horrible! You need a high fiber diet!" The doctor will prescribe a stool softener, recommend something like Metamucil, hand the patient a diet sheet, and possibly set up an appointment with a clinical nutritionist.
For diverticulitis, the treatment is different. The doctor will tell the patient to fast. Why? To give the colon a break! An antibiotic will be prescribed, because the colon is infected. The doctor may even empty the contents of the stomach with a nasogastric tube.
If those bowel pockets "perf"- burst open and empty feces into the abdomen, the patient will be sent to surgery. The surgeon will cut out the part of the colon with the rupture, and redirect the colon outside the skin. That's right, y'all. Your abdomen will look like this after surgery:
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