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What kind of condition is diverticulitis?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Inflamed pocket

Diverticulosis is thin walled pockets in wall of colon.
Diverticulitis: inflammation of pockets. Not caused by something getting stuck in them, but from increased pressure in bowel: weakest link, so small perforation, with spasm, inflammation. Mild: outpt rx, oral antibiotics; more so: inpatient abs; severe: surgery for drainage, inpt abs. Hi fiber diet may help prevent. Itis: no fiber initially.

In brief: Inflamed pocket

Diverticulosis is thin walled pockets in wall of colon.
Diverticulitis: inflammation of pockets. Not caused by something getting stuck in them, but from increased pressure in bowel: weakest link, so small perforation, with spasm, inflammation. Mild: outpt rx, oral antibiotics; more so: inpatient abs; severe: surgery for drainage, inpt abs. Hi fiber diet may help prevent. Itis: no fiber initially.
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Dr. Frederick Shieh
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Colon outpouching

Diverticulosis is an outpouching of the wall of the colon due to a weakness in the colonic wall.
Diverticulitis is when something gets stuck in the outpouching, causing an infection to occur there.

In brief: Colon outpouching

Diverticulosis is an outpouching of the wall of the colon due to a weakness in the colonic wall.
Diverticulitis is when something gets stuck in the outpouching, causing an infection to occur there.
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