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Colonoscopy and Diverticulitis

Can a colonoscopy be performed while you have diverticulitis, or would that be too risky - would it possibly cause a rupture?
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A colonoscopy is how most diverticulitis is discovered, and yes it is safe.
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They try not to do a colonoscopy if you have diverticulitis.  It is risky as it could case a rupture.  Only in extreme cases (acute Diverticulitis) will they do one.  I know because I had it done.  There is a very large difference between Diverticulitis and Diverticulosis though.
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