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diverticulosis

 [di″ver-tik″u-lo´sis]
the presence of diverticula in the absence of inflammation. (See diverticulitis.)
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

di·ver·tic·u·lo·sis

(dī'vĕr-tik'yū-lō'sis),
Presence of a number of diverticula of the intestine, common in middle age; the lesions are acquired pulsion diverticula.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

diverticulosis

(dī′vûr-tĭk′yə-lō′sĭs)
n.
A condition characterized by the presence of numerous diverticula in the colon.
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diverticulosis

The presence of multiple diverticula in the colon which, if inflamed/infected, is termed diverticulitis Clinical Sx, if present, include abdominal colic, constipation, diarrhea, bloating Diagnosis Colonoscopy, CT of abdomen Management High fiber diets may delay progression of diverticulosis or diverticulitis
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

di·ver·tic·u·lo·sis

(dī'vĕr-tik'ū-lō'sis)
Presence of a number of diverticula of the intestine; with increasing age, the condition is more generally found.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

diverticulosis

(dī″vĕr-tĭk″ū-lō′sĭs) [″ + Gr. osis, condition]
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DIVERTICULOSIS, SEEN ENDOSCOPICALLY
Diverticula in the colon without inflammation or symptoms. Only a small percentage of persons with diverticulosis develop diverticulitis. See: illustration
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diverticulosis

A condition in which many sac-like protrusions (diverticula) occur in the large intestine (colon).
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Diverticulosis

A condition where pouchlike sections that bulge through the large intestine's muscular walls but are not inflamed occur. They may cause bleeding, stomach distress, and excess gas.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

Patient discussion about diverticulosis

Q. What corn based products can I eat. I have diverticular disease. I love corn tortillas, corn bread, corn dogs.

A. The dietary recommendations for people with diverticular disease of the colon are usually to add fibers-rich foods (fruits, vegetables etc.). As far as I know corn isn't especially rich in dietary fibers, so I don't know about any recommended corn-based foods, although I don't know about any recommendations to refrain from eating corn-based foods.

If you have any questions regarding this subject, you may consult your doctor. You may also read more here:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/dietaryfiber.html

Q. How to prevent diverticulitis? I am a 43 year old man. I just had colonoscopy and my Doctor said I have diverticulosis and am at risk in developing diverticulitis. How can I prevent developing diverticulitis?

A. You have Diverticulosis, which means you have diverticulas (small pouches) on your digestive system. These diverticula are permanent and will not go away. No treatment has been found to prevent complications of diverticular disease. Diet high in fiber increases stool bulk and prevents constipation, and theoretically may help prevent further diverticular formation or worsening of the diverticular condition. Some doctors recommend avoiding nuts, corn, and seeds which can plug diverticular openings and cause diverticulitis. Whether avoidance of such foods is beneficial is unclear. If you develop unexplained fever, chills or abdominal pain, you should notify your doctor immediately since it could be a complication of diverticulitis.

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