I had a colonoscopy yesterday and the doctor said he took a sample to test for microscopic diverticulosis. What is that?? My Mom has diverticulitis, and I always thought that I had it too, because it hurts when I eat rice, corn and nuts. I usual stay away from those foods, but if I eat them I will pay in pain for weeks. What gives?
Diverticulosis and colitis are very different. With the colitis, they're looking under the surface to see if there's either a proliferation of lymphocytes (white cells), or if there is a thickening of a layer of the tissue callled the collagen layer.
With diverticulosis the doc would see 'pockets' however small on the surface.
So I suspect it could be he was checking for MC, although I could be wrong.
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