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What are the tests for diverticulosis?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Diverticulosis: Because diverticula by themselves usually do not cause problems, most people learn they have diverticulosis during routine screening examinations for colorectal cancer or during tests that check for other intestinal problems. Diverticulitis, on the other hand, is usually diagnosed during an acute attack.
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Dr. Wesley Marquart
General Surgery 19 years experience
Colonoscopy: Colonoscopy is a painless technique that visualizes the entire colon. An older test is a barium enema. This will also show diverticulosis.
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Diverticulosis: The tests for diverticulosis are CT of the abdomen and pelvis and colonoscopy.
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Diverticulosis: Because diverticula by themselves usually do not cause problems, most people learn they have diverticulosis during routine screening examinations for colorectal cancer or during tests that check for other intestinal problems. Diverticulitis, on the other hand, is usually diagnosed during an acute attack.
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