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What are symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and diverticulitis?

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In brief: Different

These are different conditions.
Irritable bowel is a chronic condition of abdominal bloating & cramping with alternating diarrhea & constipation controlled with diet & high fiber foods. Diverticulitis is an active infection of small pouches on the colon needing antibiotic treatment.

In brief: Different

These are different conditions.
Irritable bowel is a chronic condition of abdominal bloating & cramping with alternating diarrhea & constipation controlled with diet & high fiber foods. Diverticulitis is an active infection of small pouches on the colon needing antibiotic treatment.
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