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what is the difference between colitis and diverticulitis

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Diverticulitis colit: Colitis is inflammation in the inner lining of colon, it can happen due to inflammatory bowel disease like ulcerative colitis and crohns disease, and ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
23 years experience in General Surgery
Your doctor: Your doctor can talk to you about the differences between colitis and diverticulitis. Diverticulitis is an inflammation of the outpouching in the col ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Diverticulitis: Because diverticula by themselves usually do not cause problems, most people learn they have diverticulosis during routine screening examinations for ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Archer
29 years experience in Bariatrics
No: Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory disease the cause of which is unclear. Diverticulitis is caused by inflamed little orchestra on the wall of the ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Moore
7 years experience in Family Medicine
Your question...: I assume you mean the difference between diverticulitis and diverticulosis. Diverticulosis is the development is small pouches in the wall of the lowe ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Swegan
21 years experience in General Surgery
Infected or not: Diverticulosis is a condition where the colon develops small pockets that can bulge out from the wall of the colon. It usually develops in people with ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
Inflammation: Diverticulosis is a condition where small pockets form as outpouchings of the wall of the colon. As many as 20% of people with diverticulosis will ex ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharmila Dissanaike
20 years experience in General Surgery
Anatomical : They are both types of inflammatory infectious conditions , however diverticulitis means an infection of an outpouching of the colon wall, called a d ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
See below: Pancolitis is just a description of colitis that is affecting the entire colon, & it can come from all types of colitis such as infectious colitis , c ... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience in Cardiology
IBS: Ibs is more of a functional problem and not one caused by structural changes. It DX is made by classic signs and symptoms and no other structural pro ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Colitis is a: general term for inflammation of the colon and can be due to many thing including vascular or blood supply problems, infections and idiopathic meaning ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
29 years experience in Family Medicine
One is an infection: Diverticulosis means that there are diverticuli present in the colon. Diverticuli are little outpockets of the lining of the colon (called colonic muc ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rose Merola
38 years experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Itis=inflammation: Gastritis is inflammation of stomach lining and can be serious. Gastroenteritis is inflammation as well but usually due to a virus and self limiting, ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. J Roberts
Dr. J Roberts answered
26 years experience in Vascular Surgery
Allergic v. immune: Eosinophils in preponderance suggest "allergy, " so a colitis associated w/ increased eosinophils may be due to a medicine. Ulcerative colitis (uc), ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
See below: Diverticulosis is the finding of small out-pouches that bulge out from the wall of the colon or large intestine, usually in the left lower colon. Dive ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Aimee Barton
22 years experience in Pediatrics
A lot: Hirschprung's is a condition in which the nerves that cause peristalsis (movement of the intestine) are missing from birth. It is treated with surger ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andras Koser
39 years experience in Internal Medicine
Diarrhea for both: Cyclospora is an organism that can cause gastroenteritis, cause diarrhea and other gastrointestinal signs and symptoms. If you have diarrhea that las ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Syed Tahir
46 years experience in General Surgery
yes: These are two different problem. Diverticulosis means pockets in colon specially in sigmoid part but these pockets are not infected. When infected cal ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
Different things: Different, unrelated conditions. Ulcerative colitis is a chronic life-long inflammation & ulcer formation afftecting the wall of the entire colon, tre ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in General Surgery
Enterocolitis: Means inflammation of small intestine and colon, or large intestine. Pancolitis means inflammation of all of colon. Either condition could be seriou ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience in Family Medicine
Difference: Gastritis is inflammation of the stomach pregnancy is when you're having a baby
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Endometrium/pelvic o: Endometritis is the inflammation of the endometrium the inner lining of the uterus.Pid is infection in uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Mechanical: Celiac disease is due to an immune response to food allergens, usually gluten in wheat products. Ibs is a neuro-mechanical problem due to an over-resp ... Read More

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