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What are the tests for diverticulosis?

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In brief: Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy is a painless technique that visualizes the entire colon.
An older test is a barium enema. This will also show diverticulosis.

In brief: Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy is a painless technique that visualizes the entire colon.
An older test is a barium enema. This will also show diverticulosis.
Dr. Wesley Marquart
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Diverticulosis

The tests for diverticulosis are CT of the abdomen and pelvis and colonoscopy.

In brief: Diverticulosis

The tests for diverticulosis are CT of the abdomen and pelvis and colonoscopy.
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Fisher
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