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Does diverticulitis cause bleeding?
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: No.
Diverticuli are small, typically pea-sized pockets that are very common in western societies, likely related to our high red meat, low fiber diets.
The presence of these pockets is called diverticulosis and is very, very common, and may cause bleeding. Diverticulitis is inflammation of the colon brought about by rupture of one of these pockets; it generally does not cause bleeding.

In brief: No.
Diverticuli are small, typically pea-sized pockets that are very common in western societies, likely related to our high red meat, low fiber diets.
The presence of these pockets is called diverticulosis and is very, very common, and may cause bleeding. Diverticulitis is inflammation of the colon brought about by rupture of one of these pockets; it generally does not cause bleeding.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Allen Kamrava
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: Usually not
It can. However usually from diverticulae usually come from diverticulosis, which is when there isn't inflammation.
In the setting of inflammation, the symptoms are different. Bleeding can happen, though not commonly.

In brief: Usually not
It can. However usually from diverticulae usually come from diverticulosis, which is when there isn't inflammation.
In the setting of inflammation, the symptoms are different. Bleeding can happen, though not commonly.
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Dr. Allen Kamrava
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