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Diverticulitis (Diverticulosis,
Diverticular Disease)

Diverticulosis and diverticulitis facts

  • Most patients with diverticulosis (diverticular disease) have few or no symptoms.
  • Abdominal pain, constipation, and diarrhea, can occur with diverticulosis, which then may be called diverticular disease.
  • Diverticulosis can be diagnosed with barium X-rays, sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, or CT scan.
  • Treatment of diverticulosis can include high fiber diet, and anti-spasmodic drugs.
  • When diverticulosis is associated with inflammation and infection the condition is called diverticulitis.
  • Complications of diverticulosis and diverticulitis include rectal bleeding, abdominal infections, and colon obstruction. Continue Reading
Reviewed on 1/14/2015
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