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What kind of condition is diverticular disease?

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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Pockets in the colon

Diverticular disease is the presence of out pouches of usually the colonic mucosa.
Many times it is asymptomatic but it may cause pain, bleeding or infection.

In brief: Pockets in the colon

Diverticular disease is the presence of out pouches of usually the colonic mucosa.
Many times it is asymptomatic but it may cause pain, bleeding or infection.
Dr. Jason Hemming
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
great answer. Wishing you'all the best.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Can be inflammatory

Diverticulosis is defined as pockets or outpouchings of the colon, with thickening of the bowel wall.
When one of these pockets gets obstructed it can get infected, causing diverticulitis, which can lead to abscess, perfration, diffuse peritonitis and death if not diagnosed and treated correctly.Most people with diverticulosis are without symptoms.

In brief: Can be inflammatory

Diverticulosis is defined as pockets or outpouchings of the colon, with thickening of the bowel wall.
When one of these pockets gets obstructed it can get infected, causing diverticulitis, which can lead to abscess, perfration, diffuse peritonitis and death if not diagnosed and treated correctly.Most people with diverticulosis are without symptoms.
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