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How common is it for somebody to get meckel's diverticulum?
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
9 doctors agree
In brief: Rare
The rule for meckel's is that 2% of the population is born with it.
It occurs in the last 2 feet of small bowel. 50% of patients with symptoms will occur in the first two years of life. 50% of meckel's have gastric(stomach) tissue which makes acid and causes bleeding secondary to ulcers. This bleeding is painless.

In brief: Rare
The rule for meckel's is that 2% of the population is born with it.
It occurs in the last 2 feet of small bowel. 50% of patients with symptoms will occur in the first two years of life. 50% of meckel's have gastric(stomach) tissue which makes acid and causes bleeding secondary to ulcers. This bleeding is painless.
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Dr. Janet Meller
Surgery - Pediatric
4 doctors agree
In brief: 2% of people
Meckel's diverticulum is a congenital anomaly of development of the intestine.
It is present in 2% of the population. Symptoms from it are also rare, and also said to be about 2%.

In brief: 2% of people
Meckel's diverticulum is a congenital anomaly of development of the intestine.
It is present in 2% of the population. Symptoms from it are also rare, and also said to be about 2%.
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Dr. Stephen Kim
Surgery - Pediatric
In brief: 2%
Approximately 2% of the population are born with a meckel diverticulum.

In brief: 2%
Approximately 2% of the population are born with a meckel diverticulum.
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