Clinical features of symptomatic uncomplicated diverticular disease: a multicenter Italian survey

International Journal of Colorectal Disease, 05/16/2012

Symptomatic uncomplicated diverticular disease is associated with a gender ratio of 1:1 and an unspecific clinical picture mainly characterized by normal stools, short–lived abdominal pain, abdominal bloating, Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)–like symptoms, while functional dyspepsia–like symptoms are not commonly present. These findings suggest that symptomatic uncomplicated diverticular disease often shows similar findings rather than overlaps IBS.

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