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A 44-year-old member asked:

Is ulcerative colitis and diverticulitis same?

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Dr. Stephen Archer
- Select Specialities - 31 years experience
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 colon.
Dr. Daniel Popowich
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No: These are two completely separate conditions although one patient can have both diagnoses at some point in time. It is very important to have a colonoscopy and GI/surgical evaluation to make the correct diagnosis as the treatments (medical and surgical) are very different.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

What are/is ulcerative colitis?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 46 years experience
Inflammatory : Condition of unknown cause that causes cramps, diarrhea sometimes bloody, and GI absorption problems. Treatment requires anti-inflammatory drugs and sometimes even surgery. Complicated issue that is impossible to discuss in limited space here.
Last updated Feb 13, 2019

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