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Diverticulitis: Introduction

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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Causes of Diverticulitis:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Diverticulitis. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Common Causes of Diverticulitis

Home Diagnostic Testing and Diverticulitis

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Diverticulitis: Symptom Checker

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Diverticulitis Treatments

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Alternative Treatments for Diverticulitis

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Stories from Users for Diverticulitis

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Diverticulitis: Animations

Diverticulitis: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Diverticulitis may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Diverticulitis

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Misdiagnosis and Diverticulitis

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed. The best known, irritable bowel syndrome, is over-diagnosed, more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance. The digestive system contains a variety of "good" bacteria that more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, but more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, of course, also fail to more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of more »

Diverticulitis: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Diverticulitis

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Diverticulitis: Related Rare Diseases

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Diverticulitis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Article Excerpts about Diverticulitis

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)

Definitions of Diverticulitis:

Inflammation of a diverticulum in the digestive tract (especially the colon); characterized by painful abdominal cramping and fever and constipation
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Detailed list of causes of Diverticulitis

The list below shows some of the causes of Diverticulitis mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Diverticulitis?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Diverticulitis. Of the 10 causes of Diverticulitis that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 10 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Diverticulitis:

The following list of conditions have 'Diverticulitis' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Diverticulitis:

The following list of medical conditions have Diverticulitis or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.



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Causes of Diverticulitis Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Diverticulitis based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?

    Classifications of Diverticulitis:

    Medical Conditions associated with Diverticulitis:

    Inflammatory symptoms (1736 causes), Intestinal symptoms (5299 causes), Abdominal symptoms (5930 causes), Digestive system symptoms (5299 causes), Lower abdominal symptoms (3048 causes)

    Symptoms related to Diverticulitis:

    Areas of wall weakness, Constipation (726 causes), Increased pressure, Lack of exercise, Low-fiber diet, Older age

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