Diverticular Disease

Diverticular disease consists of three conditions that involve the development of small sacs or pockets in the wall of the colon. Diverticulosis, the first condition, is the formation of numerous tiny pockets, or diverticula, in the lining of the bowel. Diverticular bleeding occurs with chronic injury to the small blood vessels that are next to the diverticula. Diverticulitis occurs when there is inflammation and infection in one or more diverticula.

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