QUESTION: "I have a condition called diverticulosis
and have to avoid seeds, nuts, skins, cabbage, lettuce, or anything that could cover or plug the pockets in my digestive tract.
is a condition characterized by small outpouchings from the colon, called diverticula.
Problems can occur if a pocket gets infected, swollen and inflamed, which happens to about 5% of people with diverticulosis
. This condition is called diverticulitis.
Q Can diverticulosis
cause any serious complications?
: perceptions and reality.
(JID) is a rare condition with a reported incidence lower than 0.1%.
Generally, pyoderma gangrenosum is known to be common among patients with systemic diseases such as inflammatory bowel diseases, polyarthritis, diverticulosis
, paraproteinaemia, myeloma, leukaemia, active chronic hepatitis, and Behcet syndrome.
Third son Philip, 55, has arthritis in all major joints, stage 3 chronic kidney disease, diverticulosis
, cellulitis, depression and insomnia.
Most people with diverticulosis
, as this condition is called, have no symptoms, but 15-20 percent may develop diverticulitis, a painful inflammation of these pouches.
Causes of GI bleeding include gastric ulcers, artery or vein (arteriovenous) malformations, diverticulosis
, cancer or inflammatory bowel disease.
A colonoscopy and an esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) were performed (figure 1a-1c), with results suggestive of diverticulosis
, probable Barrett's mucosa, esophageal ulcer, huge hiatal hernia (at least one-half of the stomach was in the chest), and Cameron ulcers.
It is estimated that about half of all Americans aged 60 to 80 have diverticulosis
, a condition in which diverticula--small pouches about the size of large peas-- bulge outward from the colon.
is the most common incidental lesion on routine colonoscopy .
is a long-recognized abnormality, first described in 1710 by French physician J.B.L.