Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Diverticulosis Symptoms

Diverticulosis does not usually cause symptoms unless the pouches in the colon become inflamed. Inflammation of the pouches is called diverticulitis.

Less commonly diverticulosis can cause:

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Last Updated: Dec 10, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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