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    Diverticulitis - What Increases Your Risk

    The possibility of having diverticulitis increases with age.

    You may be more likely to develop diverticulitis if you:

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    Last Updated: November 14, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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