Is It Diverticular Disease or Is It Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Digestive Diseases, 05/24/2012
Spiller R – In particular, Symptomatic diverticular disease (SYMP–DD) patients are older, lack the female predominance seen in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and may often have fever with prolonged episodes of pain. For them, abnormalities of the gut are probably more important than cerebral factors, while for IBS the reverse is true. Treatments should be directed at the predominant abnormality which will vary in every patient.