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Diverticulitis: diverticulitis is inflammation of an abnormal pouch(diverticulum) in the intestinal wall. These pouches are usually found in the large intestine. See detailed information below for a list of 10 causes of Diverticulitis, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
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When the pouches become infected or inflamed, the condition is called diverticulitis. This happens in 10 to 25 percent of people with diverticulosis. (Source: excerpt from Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis: NIDDK)
Many people have small pouches in their colons that bulge outward through weak spots,... (Source: excerpt from Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis: NIDDK)
When the pouches become infected or inflamed, the condition is called diverticulitis.... (Source: excerpt from Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis: NIDDK)
Inflammation of a diverticulum in the digestive tract (especially the colon); characterized by painful abdominal cramping and fever and constipation
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