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What is diverticulitis and what cause it?
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: Diverticulitis
Assuming you have diverticulosis in the first place, the symptoms of diverticulitis would include fever, chills, sweats, nausea, diarrhea and abdominal pains usually either in the lower left or lower right aspect.
Diverticulitis comes from a ruptured diverticulum.

In brief: Diverticulitis
Assuming you have diverticulosis in the first place, the symptoms of diverticulitis would include fever, chills, sweats, nausea, diarrhea and abdominal pains usually either in the lower left or lower right aspect.
Diverticulitis comes from a ruptured diverticulum.
Dr. Dean Giannone
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Dr. Ajay Acharya
small pouches hanging out of colon can be compacted with food material, putrefication leads to infection and disruption of normal colon wall architecture....leading to pain, bleeding rupture.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
A diveticulum does not need to rupture to be diverticulitis. Rupture is a complication of straight forward diverticulitis.
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: Out-pouches colon
Colon is a long tube, and sometimes it gets "out-pouches, big or small.
Pressure in the colon causes them. They can hurt, get infected or bleed. Can sometime controll eith meds and diet. Sometimes may need surgery.

In brief: Out-pouches colon
Colon is a long tube, and sometimes it gets "out-pouches, big or small.
Pressure in the colon causes them. They can hurt, get infected or bleed. Can sometime controll eith meds and diet. Sometimes may need surgery.
Dr. Kevin Olson
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: Hole in the Colon
Diverticuli are little pockets that form in weak spots of the wall of the colon, usually assc w/low-fiber western diets.
These pockets are prone to rupturing (esp on the left side), out of which the bacteria-laden colon contents comes out, causing inflammation. Depending on the size of the hole and how well the body seals it closed, one can have mild infections or life-threatening ones.

In brief: Hole in the Colon
Diverticuli are little pockets that form in weak spots of the wall of the colon, usually assc w/low-fiber western diets.
These pockets are prone to rupturing (esp on the left side), out of which the bacteria-laden colon contents comes out, causing inflammation. Depending on the size of the hole and how well the body seals it closed, one can have mild infections or life-threatening ones.
Dr. Barry Rosen
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