Welcome to HealingWell. Diverticulosis is a very common condition of the colon. It causes little outpouchings in the intestinal wall, sort of like a lot of tiny appendixes. Most people do develop some diverticuli as they get past 40, and some have them much earlier. For many people they're completely without symptoms, but in some they can get infected and cause problems. Some doctors recommend limiting the small seeds in your diet if you have symptomatic diverticulitis, and there may be other suggestions as well.
The fact that they found and removed polyps means it's a good thing you had the colonoscopy, and you should have them at regular intervals. Finding and removing the polyps tremendously reduces the chance that you'll ever develop colon cancer.
Changes suggestive of colitis probably aren't something you need worry too much about
, but a really good subject to discuss with your doctor. Remember, there are numerous kinds of colitis and some of them are acute illnesses that are soon gone.
Good luck, and hope you soon have your worries set to rest.
Judy - Southern US
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from Entocort.
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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