Diverticulosis

What is Diverticulosis?

Diverticulosis is the condition of having diverticula in the colon, which are outpocketings of the colonic mucosa and submucosa through weaknesses of muscle layers in the colon wall. These are more common in the sigmoid colon, which is a common place for increased pressure. This is uncommon before the age of 40, and increases in incidence after that age.

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what is the term mask on the colon

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Sometimes Colonic cancer and associated diverticulitis.In 45% of the cases the coexisting lesions...

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Can I take diclofenac sod to relieve diverticulosis?

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Yes,but be caotious

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Yes,you can take it for diverticulosis pain,but if this is diverticulitis,which...

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diverticulosis----whats the treatment?

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hydric diet and antibiotics

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Treatment of diverticulosis depends on severity of symptoms and presence of...

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Recent questions on  Diverticulosis

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I m a 26 yo female. For the past couple weeks ive been having stomach problems. Dull abdominal discomfort and a bit of bleeding with straining to...

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I have has left sided lower abdominal discomfort and pain for four weeks now. Intermittant diarrhoea. I have been prescribed two lots of...

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Hi I am a 40 year old female who has been diagnosed with diverticulosis about 2 years ago. I noticed on several occasions, over the past few...

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ok I woke up with the runs during the night and it burns when I go and there seems to be blood in my stool as well I just got over diverticulosis...

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I am having lower abdominal pain on my left side. I have had this condition for about 5 days.

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I have pain in my lower left side. Gas and bloating . Diverticulosis was found on a colonoscopy I had in March 2017. I have been treating it myself...

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Can diverticulosis be a cause for diaharrea which is also causing accidental bowel leakage?

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