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What is the difference between diverticulitis and diverticulosis?

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Dr. Amy Swegan
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In brief: Infected or not

Diverticulosis is a condition where the colon develops small pockets that can bulge out from the wall of the colon.
It usually develops in people with constipation. Diverticulitis is a condition where these pockets become infected, requiring antibiotics or sometimes surgery. Hope that helps!

In brief: Infected or not

Diverticulosis is a condition where the colon develops small pockets that can bulge out from the wall of the colon.
It usually develops in people with constipation. Diverticulitis is a condition where these pockets become infected, requiring antibiotics or sometimes surgery. Hope that helps!
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