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- Gender—Meckel’s diverticula occur equally in both men and women; however, men are more likely than women to experience complications.
- Age—Complications from Meckel’s diverticula can occur at any age; however, they are more likely to occur in infants and children.
- Stomach pain
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- Reviewer: Daus Mahnke, MD
- Review Date: 09/2013 -
- Update Date: 09/30/2013 -