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Two potential problems can happen in the setting of diverticulosis—these tiny pockets can bleed, and they can become infected (called diverticulitis, as discussed next). Approximately 5 to 15% of people with diverticulosis may develop bleeding, and 15 to 25% of patients may develop diverticulitis. Diverticular bleeding, as mentioned, is uncommon. Bleeding occurs as the diverticulum expands and stretches, causing injury to the small artery, which runs alongside it. Due to the very thin wall of the diverticulum pocket and the closeness of the artery, the artery can sometimes rupture into the diverticulum and cause bleeding.
These protrusions occur in the muscular wall of the colon, often at sites that are slightly weakened by the natural penetration of small arteries. Diverticulosis is thought to be due to tension on the wall of the colon as produced by gas and stool. This condition is more often seen in Westernized, industrialized countries like the United States, and is likely a consequence of our relatively low-fiber American diets. Diverticulosis can happen anywhere in the colon, but in most situations it starts in the left side of Benign A noncancerous growth.
Gluten A protein found in wheat, rye, barley, and sometimes oats; exposure to this protein causes celiac sprue in susceptible individuals. Dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) The rash associated with celiac sprue; caused by sensitivity to gluten. Gluten-free diet The diet followed by individuals with celiac sprue in which only food that does not contain gluten can be eaten. QXP 8/31/09 5:35 PM Page 30 100 Q&A ABOUT CROHN’S DISEASE AND ULCERATIVE COLITIS: A LAHEY CLINIC GUIDE Celiac disease runs in families and can be very common in certain parts of the world such as Ireland.