Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis (cont.)
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Most people recover fully after treatment. If not treated promptly, however, diverticulitis can lead to the following more serious conditions:
Individuals younger than 40 years of age who have depressed immune systems from medications or other illnesses have a greater chance of having complications and having to undergo surgery.
Approximately one-half of people who have diverticulitis will have a relapse within seven years after the condition is treated and in remission.
Of the people who are admitted to a hospital for diverticulitis, 15% to 25% develop complications that require surgery.
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