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What is diverticulat disease?

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Marianne DiNapoli
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Intestinal disease

Diverticular disease, or diverticulosis, is when there are several small outpouchings in the wall of the intestines.
Most of the time, diverticulosis is asymptomatic. However, inflammation of one of the pouches is called diverticulitis, which can lead to abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting.

In brief: Intestinal disease

Diverticular disease, or diverticulosis, is when there are several small outpouchings in the wall of the intestines.
Most of the time, diverticulosis is asymptomatic. However, inflammation of one of the pouches is called diverticulitis, which can lead to abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting.
Marianne DiNapoli
Marianne DiNapoli
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Dr. Camil Sader
Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: Diverticular Disease

Diverticulosis is an outpouching of the inner lining of the colon 'ballooning' through weak spots in the colon wall (where blood vessels penetrate).
It is typically found where the pressures withing the colon are high (in the sigmoid colon where the stool is hard). Diverticuli can bleed (diverticulosis) and can become infected (diverticulitis).

In brief: Diverticular Disease

Diverticulosis is an outpouching of the inner lining of the colon 'ballooning' through weak spots in the colon wall (where blood vessels penetrate).
It is typically found where the pressures withing the colon are high (in the sigmoid colon where the stool is hard). Diverticuli can bleed (diverticulosis) and can become infected (diverticulitis).
Dr. Camil Sader
Dr. Camil Sader
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