Diverticulosis (Diverticular Disease)
A condition marked by small or pouches in the walls of a hollow , such as the . These sacs can become inflamed and cause a condition called .
Diverticular disease is a condition that occurs when a person has problems from small pouches, or , that have formed and pushed outward through weak spots in the wall. Each pouch is called a . Multiple pouches are called diverticula.
The problems that occur with diverticular disease include and diverticular . Diverticulitis occurs when the diverticula become inflamed, or irritated and swollen, and infected. Diverticular bleeding occurs when a small within the wall of a bursts.
When a person has diverticula that do not cause or diverticular , the condition is called diverticulosis.