Dr Matthew Hall

Diverticular disease

Diverticular disease represents small “pockets” in the lining of the large bowel, usually on the lower left side. These are very common as people age. Most of the time these don’t cause symptoms but uncommonly these can become infected or bleed. It is no longer thought necessary to avoid seeds or nuts. The use of aspirin and anti-inflammatory medications increase the risk of bleeding and infection.

 


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