diverticulitis love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Inflammation of a diverticulum or of diverticula in the intestinal tract, causing fecal stagnation and pain.

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  • n. An infection of the diverticulum.

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  • n. inflammation of a diverticulum in the digestive tract (especially the colon); characterized by painful abdominal cramping and fever and constipation

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Examples

  • These can become infected, triggering inflammation, called diverticulitis, and cause pain, fever and constipation.

    The lowdown on colon health

  • But we're now pretty sure that he had what something known as diverticulitis, basically an inflammation of the large intestine that required surgery.

    CNN Transcript Feb 19, 2008

  • We're now pretty sure he had something known as diverticulitis, basically an inflammation of the large intestine.

    CNN Transcript Feb 19, 2008

  • What seems to have been at the heart of this was diverticulitis, which is essentially an inflammation of the intestines that led to some bleeding.

    CNN Transcript Feb 19, 2008

  • Besides increasing the risk of cardiovascular disease, a high-fat diet also increases the risk of cancer, obesity, and diverticulitis, which is an inflammation of the colon due to pockets of stagnant digested matter.

    The Best Alternative Medicine

  • It's not the first time researchers find racial differences in rates of complications and death from the disease, called diverticulitis.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • The statement says that doctors detected pain in his lower left abdomen and that an X-ray showed a digestive condition common in older people, known as diverticulitis.

    SFGate: Don Asmussen: Bad Reporter

  • - Brock had diverticulosis, not diverticulitis, which is the more minor case.

    SBNation.com - All Posts

  • Seattle's 39-year-old slugger arrived Tuesday morning before the series finale against the Texas Rangers saying he was still bothered by the flare-up of a colon condition called diverticulitis that was initially diagnosed in late 2006.

    The Seattle Times

  • • help you avoid constipation and the painful intestinal ailment called diverticulitis;

    Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy

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  • Ooh, treeseed, go add it to my list!

    Though actually, this is a very very painful illness. Much worse than it sounds. A relative of mine has it.

    April 30, 2008

  • I think flaming shit pockets makes a dandy expletive.

    April 30, 2008