Diverticulosis

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The presence of numerous diverticula in the colon is called diverticulosis. They probably formed on the floor of a lifelong high-fiber diet. Most diverticula are asymptomatic, but some may ignite or bleed. The diagnosis is made by a colonoscopy or barium enema one. Treatment depends on the cause and symptoms.

(See also the American College of Gastroenterology’s practice guidelines on the diagnosis and management of diverticular disease of the colon in adults.)

The presence of numerous diverticula in the colon is called diverticulosis. They probably formed on the floor of a lifelong high-fiber diet. Most diverticula are asymptomatic, but some may ignite or bleed. The diagnosis is made by a colonoscopy or barium enema one. Treatment depends on the cause and symptoms. (See also the American College of Gastroenterology’s practice guidelines on the diagnosis and management of diverticular disease of the colon in adults.) Diverticulosis figure provided by David M. Martin, M.D. var model = {thumbnailUrl: ‘/-/media/manual/professional/images/diverticulosis_high_de.jpg?la=de&thn=0&mw=350’ imageUrl: ‘/-/media/manual/professional/images/diverticulosis_high_de.jpg?la = en & thn = 0 ‘, title:’ diverticulosis ‘description:’ u003Ca id = “v37892465 ” class = “”anchor “” u003e u003c / a u003e u003cdiv class = “”para “” u003e u003cp u003e u003c / p u003e u003c / div u003e ‘credits’ image provided by David M. Martin

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