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Diseases » Jejunal diverticulosis » Hidden Causes

Misdiagnosis of Hidden Causes of Jejunal diverticulosis

Underlying conditions list:

The list of possible underlying conditions mentioned in various sources for Jejunal diverticulosis includes:

  • Diverticula are thought to be caused by increased pressure within the lumen of the colon. Increased intra-colonic pressure secondary to constipation may lead to weaknesses in the colon walls giving way to diverticula
  • Risk factors:
  • A diet which is low in fiber content or high in fat
  • High intake of meat and red meat
  • Increasing age
  • Constipating conditions
  • Marfan syndrome

About underlying conditions:

With a diagnosis of Jejunal diverticulosis, it is important to consider whether there is an underlying condition causing Jejunal diverticulosis. These are other medical conditions that may possibly cause Jejunal diverticulosis. For general information on this form of misdiagnosis, see Underlying Condition Misdiagnosis or Overview of Misdiagnosis.


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