BACK TO diverticulitis
diverticulitis vs. diverticulosis
[ dahy-ver-tik-yuh-lahy-tis ]
- inflammation of one or more diverticula, characterized by abdominal pain, fever, and changes in bowel movements.
[ dahy-ver-tik-yuh-loh-sis ]
- the presence of saclike herniations of the mucosal layer of the colon through the muscular wall, common among older persons and usually producing no symptoms except occasional rectal bleeding.