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Is diverticular bleeding more common in people who already have diverticulosis?

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Dr. Arie Pelta
Surgery - Colorectal
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes.

In brief: Yes

Yes.
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Of course.

You can't bleed from a diverticulum if you don't have any.
Diverticulum bleeding occurs on people who have diverticulosis.

In brief: Of course.

You can't bleed from a diverticulum if you don't have any.
Diverticulum bleeding occurs on people who have diverticulosis.
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
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In brief: Yes

By definition, diverticular bleeding occurs in people who have diverticuli.
This increases in frequency with age and is more common on the right side of the colon rather than the left (in contrast, diverticulitis, which occurs due to rupture of one of these diverticuli, usually occurs on the left side).

In brief: Yes

By definition, diverticular bleeding occurs in people who have diverticuli.
This increases in frequency with age and is more common on the right side of the colon rather than the left (in contrast, diverticulitis, which occurs due to rupture of one of these diverticuli, usually occurs on the left side).
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