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Diverticulitis


Synonyms of Diverticulitis
  • Colon, Diverticulitis

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Diverticulitis is a common digestive disorder and a frequent complication of diverticulosis. Diverticulosis is a condition characterized by the presense of small sac-like protrusions or outpouchings of mucosal layer of tissue through the muscular wall of the large intestine (colon). These protrusions are known as diverticula and may occur in any part of the colon, but most often in a lower part (sigmoid colon). The inflammation of one or more of these sacs is called diverticulitis. Symptoms may include abdominal pain, tenderness, fever, digestive problems, and/or bleeding from part of the large intestine (rectum).
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    Organizations related to Diverticulitis
    • CORE
      3 St. Andrews Place
      London None NW1 4LB
      Phone #: 020- 74-86 0341
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: info@corecharity.org.uk
      Home page: http://www.corecharity.org.uk
    • Digestive Disease National Coalition
      507 Capitol Court
      Washington DC 20002
      Phone #: 202-544-7497
      800 #: --
      e-mail: scott@hmcw.org
      Home page: http://www.ddnc.org
    • NIH/National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse
      2 Information Way
      Bethesda MD 20892-3570
      Phone #: 301-654-3810
      800 #: 800-891-5389
      e-mail: nddic@info.niddk.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.niddk.nih.gov



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