A 49-year-old member asked:
What is the difference between diverticulosis and diverticulitis?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Barry Rosen answered
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 experience a rupture of one of these pockets; this leads to inflammation around the area that perforated: this is known as diverticulitis.
Answered on Jun 12, 2018
Have health concerns or questions and need access to a doctor? HealthTap has you covered.
People also searched for:
Connect by text or video with a U.S. board-certified doctor now — wait time is less than 1 minute!