Diverticulosis

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What is diverticulosis?

Diverticulitis is swelling (inflammation) of an abnormal pouch (diverticulum) in the intestinal wall. These pouches are usually found in the large intestine (colon). The presence of the pouches themselves is called diverticulosis.

Common symptoms reported by people with diverticulosis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people for diverticulosis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Type
Nutrition/Diet
How many have tried
116
Tried for
diverticulosis (2)

Data from patients with diverticulosis, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with diverticulosis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for diverticulosis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
diverticulosis (2)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with diverticulosis, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has diverticulosis on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 1 new patients joined this month
  • 112 say diverticulosis is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 2
30s 26
40s 84
50s 158
60s 150
70+ 61
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 8
20-29 years 24
30-39 years 49
40-49 years 59
50-59 years 48
60-69 years 10
70+ years 3

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 71
Female 414

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 309
Not Diagnosed 4

These charts show data from diverticulosis patients who have completed their condition history
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