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 with diverticulosis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
pain (4) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
depressed mood (5) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
anxious mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
fatigue (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol oil)
Type
Other
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Codeine Contin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
depressed mood (3)

Data from patients with diverticulosis, who reported starting treatments within 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)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
dry mouth
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (4) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
decreased sex drive (libido) drowsiness 1 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
depressed mood (5) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
anorgasmia dizziness 2 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
daytime sleepiness
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
anxious mood (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (3 evaluations)
Side effects
easily angry frequent urination 1 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
fatigue (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol oil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (3) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Codeine Contin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation sudden complete dry mouth
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
decreased sex drive (libido) hunger
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (3)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with diverticulosis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has diverticulosis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 4
30s 31
40s 73
50s 140
60s 98
70+ 26
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 7
20-29 years 21
30-39 years 43
40-49 years 58
50-59 years 40
60-69 years 7
70+ years 1

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 50
Female 322

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 275
Not Diagnosed 4

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