Meckel’s diverticulum is a small sack-like bulge in the small intestine.
- Congenital (unabsorbed tissue of the fetus)
Symptoms are not present most of the times. If present, they may include:
- Bleeding from the rectum
- Abdominal discomfort or pain
- Blocked intestine
Treatment is not required if symptoms are absent. Symptoms can be treated by:
- Surgery to remove the affected part of the intestine
There is no way to prevent Meckel’s diverticulum.