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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
31 years experience General Surgery
Don't worry: Diverticulosis is present in most people over the age of 60, and while it can lead to problems, they are unpredictable, rare, and unpreventable. Inter ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Continue workup: You may still be iron-deficient if taking an occasional vitamin-with-iron tablet gives a false-normal serum level. A serum ferritin and some other lab ... Read More
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Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Polyps can bleed.: While polyps and diverticuli can bleed, the bleeding from the latter is dramatic and scary, while the bleeding from the former is very slow and not no ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
31 years experience General Surgery
Normal: Most adults over 50, and definitely 60 in a developed country have diverticulosis. Basically this is when a small hole in the muscular layer of the la ... Read More
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Dr. Harry Zegel
50 years experience Radiology
See answer: Colonic diverticulosis is a developmental condition, increasingly common with age, in which small outpouchings of colonic mucosa / submucosa protrude ... Read More
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Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Diverticulosis: Diverticulosis is essentially caused by pressure. Straining at stool causes pressure within the colon, and that pressure seeks to escape through weak ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Segal
19 years experience Family Medicine
Multiple factors: Diverticulosis, or small outpouching of the bowel, is generally due to a combination of conditions including advanced age, genetics, and diet. A high ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
If you mean : Diverticulosis coli, no one knows for sure. But the prevailing theory is hypertonicity of muscles of the colon. This pressure squeezes down on the m ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Diverticulosis: Because diverticula by themselves usually do not cause problems, most people learn they have diverticulosis during routine screening examinations for ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Medical treatment: Of diverticulosis coli is high fiber diet to stretch and relax the hypertrophic muscles of the wall of the colon, which caused the diverticula in the ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
29 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Fiber: High fiber, high fluid.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Wilson
45 years experience General Surgery
No, should help: Physical activity generally improves bowel function and colon motility, which reduce risk of diverticular problems. Basic issues include adequate liq ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
60: In the us, diverticulosis is found i approximately 1/3 of people aged 60. This increases to 2/3 people by age 80. Most people with diverticulosis do ... Read More

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