Diverticulosis is when you have tiny bulging pouches in the lining of your digestive system (diverticula), usually in your colon. Diverticulitis occurs when these tiny pouches become inflamed and infected.
Diverticulosis and diverticulitis are common diseases among people over the age of 60 years old living in the United States and other developed countries.
You may not have any symptoms if you have diverticulosis, although sometimes it can cause mild cramps, bloating, or constipation. If the pouches become inflamed or infected (diverticulitis), however, you will likely experience one or more of the following symptoms of diverticulitis:
- Stomach pain on your left side
In severe cases, diverticulitis can lead to intestinal bleeding, tears, or blockages. Depending on your symptoms, your surgeon may recommend a surgery to remove the disease segment via a robotic or laparoscopic approach.
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