Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis (cont.)
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Most people with diverticulosis have no symptoms. When symptoms do occur, they are usually mild and include the following:
These symptoms are nonspecific. This means that similar symptoms are seen in many different digestive disorders. They do not necessarily mean that a person has diverticulosis. If an individual has these symptoms, he or she should see a health care practitioner.
Diverticulitis is a more serious condition and causes symptoms in most people with the condition that include:
If diverticulitis is not treated promptly it can develop some very serious complications. A complication is suggested by any of the following symptoms:
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/29/2014
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