Medical Dictionary: Diverticulosis


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Diverticulosis: Another name for Diverticular Disease.
Diverticulosis (condition): Protrusions of the colon wall (diverticulosis) or their inflammation (diverticulitis)
Diverticulosis (condition): Diverticular disease includes both "diverticulosis" which is just protrusion of the colon wall, and "diverticulitis" which is actual inflammation or infection of these protrusions.

Diverticulosis: 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

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Diverticulosis (symptom): Type of Digestive symptoms.

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Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis: NIDDK

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