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Compare and contrast IBS and diverticulitis?

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Dr. Nikhil Karanth
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Irritate /inflammed

Diverticulitis is inflammation of a diverticulum which is an out-pouching of the intestine that could lead to an infection, whereas ibs is irritable bowel syndrome not necessarily inflammation.

In brief: Irritate /inflammed

Diverticulitis is inflammation of a diverticulum which is an out-pouching of the intestine that could lead to an infection, whereas ibs is irritable bowel syndrome not necessarily inflammation.
Dr. Nikhil Karanth
Dr. Nikhil Karanth
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In brief: Different

Irritable bowel is spasms associated with constipation and diarrhea. Inflammatory disease is bowel wall and bowel lining inflammation with swelling and ulcers, maybe diarrhea and bleeding. Diverticulitis is an active infection of small pouches that form on the wall of the colon, requires antibiotics to treat.

In brief: Different

Irritable bowel is spasms associated with constipation and diarrhea. Inflammatory disease is bowel wall and bowel lining inflammation with swelling and ulcers, maybe diarrhea and bleeding. Diverticulitis is an active infection of small pouches that form on the wall of the colon, requires antibiotics to treat.
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