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What kind of condition is diverticulosis and diverticulitis?
16 doctors weighed in

Dr. Frederick Shieh
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
13 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.
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Dr. Frederick Shieh
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Diverticulitis occurs in about 1 in 6 patients with diverticulosis. Diverticulitis can lead to abscess, fistula, perforation, bleeding, and may require surgery.
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
Great collaborative answers. Wishing you'all the best.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Agree
However it is important to differentiate which you have as they are treated 180 degrees differently.
See a colorectal surgeon or GI doctor to find out more specific details.

In brief: Agree
However it is important to differentiate which you have as they are treated 180 degrees differently.
See a colorectal surgeon or GI doctor to find out more specific details.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
In brief: Infection or not.
Diverticulosis is the presence of diverticuli, while diverticulitis is an infection of same (technically a micro perforation which leads to infection).

In brief: Infection or not.
Diverticulosis is the presence of diverticuli, while diverticulitis is an infection of same (technically a micro perforation which leads to infection).
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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