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Once you have diverticulitis, do you always have it? is that true?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 47 years experience
Diverticulitis: Is infection or inflammation in diverticula, which are pockets of outpouching from colon wall. You will always have diverticulosis, because these pockets will probably not go away completely, even with optimal medical management. But the diverticulitis, the infection part, will usually go away with antibiotics. If not, it can lead to surgery in bad cases.
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