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At what age does diverticulosis become common?

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Broad age range.

The textbooks may tell us that diverticulosis becomes more common in our 50s and 60s, but because of our typical American low fiber diet, it's popped up in people even in their 20s and 30s.

In brief: Broad age range.

The textbooks may tell us that diverticulosis becomes more common in our 50s and 60s, but because of our typical American low fiber diet, it's popped up in people even in their 20s and 30s.
Dr. Dean Giannone
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
2 doctors agree

In brief: Younger

These days we are seeing diverticulosis and diverticulitis at younger ages.
Anybody with left lower quadrant pain, fever and over 40 should have diverticular disease in the differential diagnosis.

In brief: Younger

These days we are seeing diverticulosis and diverticulitis at younger ages.
Anybody with left lower quadrant pain, fever and over 40 should have diverticular disease in the differential diagnosis.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 60

In the us, diverticulosis is found i approximately 1/3 of people aged 60.
This increases to 2/3 people by age 80. Most people with diverticulosis do not develop problems; approximately 20% will have an episode of acute inflammation, acute diverticulitis.

In brief: 60

In the us, diverticulosis is found i approximately 1/3 of people aged 60.
This increases to 2/3 people by age 80. Most people with diverticulosis do not develop problems; approximately 20% will have an episode of acute inflammation, acute diverticulitis.
Dr. Barry Rosen
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