Can Diverticulosis cause leaky gut?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Achy-shaky, Mar 8, 2003.

  1. Achy-shaky

    Achy-shaky New Member

    I have been dx with Diverticulosis which is when the colon has pouches that can cause infections and also cause leaks thru bowel wall. I'm wondering if this is the same as leaky gut or associated with it somehow.

    If anyone has any idea I'd appreciate hearing from you. Thanks and blessings to you all!
  2. AnnetteP

    AnnetteP New Member

    A couple of months ago I asked my dr. to explain the difference and I asked her if you had one were you likely to have the other. I wish I had kept my notes, but in a nutshell, one isn't usually a precursor to the other; one involves the small intestine while the other involves the large intestine. But, that's not saying you can't have both together.

    Hope this helps,