Summary of Diverticulosis and diverticulitis
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Diverticulosis and diverticulitis
While most patients are asymptomatic, diverticulosis can cause bleeding in 5 to 15% of patients and is most likely from the (right/left) colon in Western countries.
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A 62-year-old man comes to the primary care clinic because of pain in his lower left abdominal quadrant, painless hematochezia, and constipation for the past few weeks. Medical history shows that he has suffered a myocardial infarction two years ago and has been taking aspirin daily since. His doctor orders a colonoscopy and notices small sacs bulging out around the large intestine. Which of the following is the most likely explanation for this patient’s physical findings?