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Meckel’s diverticulum is a sac or pouch in the lower part of the small intestine. It comes from the left over tissue of the umbilical cord of a fetus. It's usually diagnosed in children. It may not ever cause any problems, but it can also cause rectal bleeding or intestinal blockage in children.
Abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, and exhaustion are some of the symptoms of Crohn’s Disease. Crohn’s is an inflammation of the intestines. It’s a chronic disease but diagnosing it early and reducing the inflammation can reduce symptoms and even prevent complications and slow progression of the disease.
The walls of your large intestine can become weak in certain spots. A poor diet and not enough exercise can cause weak spots in your intestine. Eventually, small pouches, called diverticula, form. When this happens, you have diverticulosis. It is very common in older adults.