• Symptoms

    Most people with diverticulosis have no symptoms and never develop complications. Those who do have symptoms may experience discomfort in the lower abdomen, mostly on left side and a change in bowel habits (constipation or diarrhea).

    Men and women are at equal risk. The left side of the colon is the most frequent site of involvement. Diverticulosis in the small intestine is uncommon and is not related to diverticulosis in the large bowel. Diverticulosis is more common as we get older and appears to be much more frequent in western society.

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