Glossary Term:

Title

diverticulitis

Phonetic

<b>die</b>-ver-<b>tick</b>-you-<b>LIE</b>-tis

Description

small pouches that form at weak points in the colon wall, which can cause slight bleeding and positive results on fecal occult blood tests (FOBTs) and fecal immunochemical tests (FITs). See also colon, fecal occult blood tests, fecal immunochemical tests.