A 54-year-old schoolteacher is seeing you today for complaints of passing bright red blood when she had a bowel movement this morning. She stated the first episode occurred last week. The episode today was accompanied by nausea, sweating, and weakness. She states she has had some LLQ pain for several weeks but described it as coming and going. She says she has had a fever and abdominal cramps that have worsened this morning. diagnosis is upper GI bleed secondary to diverticulitis
QUESTION- What can cause diverticulitis in the GI tract?
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