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When your colonoscopy reveals that you have diverticulosis, hemorrhoids, or both

In most cases, you won’t know they’re there. But if things change, home remedies often help. [IMGCAP(1)] You received good news after your last colonoscopy: no cancer or precancerous polyps. But with the good news came with a surprise finding: though you don’t have symptoms, you do have diverticulosis and hemorrhoids. The news may be puzzling, but don’t worry. “Both conditions are common and usually don’t cause any problems,” says Dr. Kyle Staller,…

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