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I'm 30, am I in the age group with the greatest risk for diverticulitis and diverticulitis?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not usually

The 40 and above is the most at risk population but 30 yo's can certainly get diverticulitis.

In brief: Not usually

The 40 and above is the most at risk population but 30 yo's can certainly get diverticulitis.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
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In brief: No.

Diverticulosis is present in about 30% of people aged 60; this doubles by age 80.
Only a small subset of people with diverticulosis develop diverticulitis. While we occasionally see people in their 20's or 30's with acute diverticulitis, it is overall very rare.

In brief: No.

Diverticulosis is present in about 30% of people aged 60; this doubles by age 80.
Only a small subset of people with diverticulosis develop diverticulitis. While we occasionally see people in their 20's or 30's with acute diverticulitis, it is overall very rare.
Dr. Barry Rosen
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