Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis (cont.)
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What is the outlook for a person with diverticulitis or diverticulosis?
Most people recover fully after treatment. If not treated promptly, however, diverticulitis can lead to the following more serious conditions and complications:
Of the people who are admitted to a hospital for diverticulitis, some develop complications that require surgery.
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. The second episode may be worse than the first. See a health-care professional at the first sign of recurring symptoms.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/19/2016
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