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Colorectal Diseases

Smoking and Diverticulitis



My wife has recently been diagnosed with diverticulitis and had some of the diverticuli / pollops removed through quarterization. After having given up smoking, she restarted about 8 months ago. At the age of 49, can you confirm that her continuing to smoke will pose an increased risk to her medical condition.




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Janice Frederick Rafferty, MD Janice Frederick Rafferty, MD
Professor of Surgery
Chief of Colorectal Surgery Division
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati