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

  • n. A condition characterized by the presence of numerous diverticula in the colon.

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  • n. The condition of having diverticula, or small pouches, formed along the mucosa of the colon

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  • n. presence of multiple diverticula in the walls of the colon


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  • When the impacting of toxic mucus in the colon reaches a critical pressure, it causes a pocket to balloon outward through the colon lining, causing a condition called diverticulosis.

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  • Lesnar, who has battled through a painful intestinal infection called diverticulosis for the last few months, related his story during a Wednesday conference call.

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  • About half of all people over 60 have diverticulosis, meaning they develop small pouches along the walls of their colon that bulge outward through weak spots in the wall.

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  • If you already have had a colonoscopy, and run into side effects, such as constipation, diarrhea, diverticulosis, and others, the site offers a very specific set of suggestions on addressing them.

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  • Caveat: The extent of the diverticulosis and severity of inflammation weren't recorded.

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  • Patients under 60 years of age with diverticulosis were significantly more likely to have benign, precancerous and advanced cancerous polyps than patients without diverticulosis, the study found.

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  • A study of 2,310 patients, including 1,100 age 60 years old or younger, undergoing colonoscopy in the Netherlands from 2008 to 2009 found that 855, or 37%, had diverticulosis.

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  • The association between diverticulosis and polyps wasn't significant after age 60.

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  • Because diverticulosis often has no symptoms, its use as a risk marker for colon polyps can be applied only to patients who have undergone colonoscopy or similar procedures, researchers said.

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  • Advanced colon tumors were found in 19% of the diverticulosis subjects and 11% of patients without diverticulosis.

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