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Why may I need a partial colectomy for diverticulosis?

If you have an acute episode of diverticulitis that does not respond to non-operative treatment; have complications such as perforation, abscess or bleeding due to diverticular disease or diverticulitis; or develop repeated episodes of diverticulitis requiring antibiotics and affecting your quality of life, surgery may be an option.

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How common is diverticulosis?
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What can I do about diverticular disease?
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