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Do you think we should add a Diverticulitis forum?

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Would a forum which has a discussion about Diverticulitis be something that would interest you?
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Diverticulosis is a condition many people deal with. there is NOT a lot of info available beyond general thoughts. Hearing from others would be great.
I heard that something like 30%or more of the people over 50 years old will devellop diverticulosis eventually.
Jeff,What an excellent idea this is.There are so many of us here who have this condition who would welcome discussion and support.Bobbie
Some people have written to me about also adding a Celiac discussion forum. Could you please add your comments about that.Thx,Jeff
I have had diverticulosis for ages and ages, even before IBS and little information exists. Any further info that can be added would be great. Phyllis
seems like diverticulitis bb would be helpful as many folks have it and its a lifelong issue.i also wonder if we could start a bloating forum as many of us have bloating as our main ibs symptoms and its one of the hardest to treat. would like to know what helps people who specifically suffer from bloating - not pain. thanks, S
Neither Diverticulitis or Celiac affect me, thankfully, but I think it would be a great idea for the many that are affected.
Yes.Diverticulitis is a real concern,if we can evoid this painful condition here,the prevention should be a serious issue.The second brain have so many related misunderstood diseases,that's why we should all talk about them.
I have heard that IBS can lead to diverticulitisin later yrs, I think it is a good idea, they have alot of the same issues.
I tried to vote but the link would not work. I had a bout of diverticulitis two months ago. I also am suspected of having Crohn's. I would like to see a diverticulitis board.
Not only later years but I am only 28 and have diverticulosis. This affects a lot of people with IBS and is very much related as my doctor has confirmed. Thanks for your consideration on the diverticulosis/diverticulitis topic.
Yes, I think discussion on diverticulitis would be helpful and comforting for many people--as a sufferer of several infections, and recently a bowel re-section, I would be glad to answer any questions I could.....By the way, my horrible IBS-D and cramps has dramatically improved since the surgery!!!!!
Celiac, yes.
Yes , I was wrongly diagnosed years ago with polyps by one doctor, thru Xray, but colonoscopy revealed well spread out diverticulii which a lot of people have without symptoms, So information of any kind would be useful to a lot of people.
Yes, information specific to Diverticulitis would be helpful. A sigmoidoscopy showed that I have diverticula mildly inflamed but the colonscopy after that was normal. I wonder if this is a flare-up condition, depending on what's being digested and how it's being eliminated(soft stool vs. hard). I hope to see this new area of info on this board which has been a tremendous help to me in dealing with IBS.
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Diverticulosis and diverticulitis are two different things. My impression may be wrong but it appears that the words are being used interchangably by many here. Diverticulosis is where small pouches in the colon bulge outward through weak spots. About 10 percent of Americans over the age 40 have diverticulosis, and most of them do not even know they have it. The condition becomes more common as people age. About half of all people over the age of 60 have diverticulosis.When the pouches become infected or inflamed, the condition is called diverticulitis.
Absolutely, I don't have diverticulosis but my husband does and I know he'd like to know more about it and find out what helped others.
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