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.
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