Introduction: Diverticular Disease
Diverticular disease includes both "diverticulosis" which is just protrusion of
the colon wall, and "diverticulitis" which is actual inflammation or infection
of these protrusions.
Diverticular Disease: Many people have small pouches in their colons that bulge outward through weak spots, like an inner tube that pokes through weak places in a tire. Each pouch is called a diverticulum. Pouches (plural) are called diverticula. The condition of having diverticula is called diverticulosis. 1
Researching symptoms of Diverticular Disease: Further information about the symptoms of Diverticular Disease is available including a list of symptoms of Diverticular Disease, other diseases that might have similar symptoms in differential diagnosis of Diverticular Disease, or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center.
Misdiagnosis and Diverticular Disease: Research more detailed information about misdiagnosis of Diverticular Disease, underlying causes of Diverticular Disease (possibly misdiagnosed), or research misdiagnosis of other diseases
Treatments for Diverticular Disease: Various information is available about treatments available for Diverticular Disease, or research treatments for other diseases.
Causes of Diverticular Disease: Research more detailed information about the causes of Diverticular Disease, other possibly hidden causes of Diverticular Disease, or other general information about Diverticular Disease.
Statistics and Diverticular Disease:
Various sources and calculations are available in statistics about Diverticular Disease,
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1. excerpt from Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis: NIDDK
Last revision: May 27, 2003
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