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In the journals: Diverticulitis is less common than we thought
The long-term risk of painful complications from the disease process known as diverticulosis may be lower than we thought, according to a study in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
In diverticulosis, a person develops pockets (diverticula) in the wall of the colon. The pockets are usually harmless, but they sometimes get infected and inflamed (diverticulitis), causing pain and extreme discomfort.
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