Meckel's Diverticulum | Diagnosis & Tests

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Should I be tested for this problem?

There is no need to test for Meckel's diverticulum unless you develop uncomfortable symptoms. When Meckel's diverticulum causes problems, it can usually be found by a test called a Meckel's scan. For this test, your doctor will inject a fluid into your body that can only be seen by a special camera. The substance will gather around any present diverticulum, allowing your doctor to make a diagnosis.

Source

Meckel's Diverticulum by JP Martin, M.D., PD Connor, PH.D., and K Charles, J.D. (American Family Physician February 15, 2000, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20000215/1037.html)

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 03/14
Created: 02/00

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