Diverticulosis and diverticulitis facts
- Most patients with diverticulosis (diverticular disease) have few or no symptoms.
- Abdominal pain, constipation, and diarrhea, can occur with diverticulosis, which then may be called diverticular disease.
- Diverticulosis can be diagnosed with barium X-rays, sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, or CT scan.
- Treatment of diverticulosis can include high fiber diet, and anti-spasmodic drugs.
- When diverticulosis is associated with inflammation and infection the condition is called diverticulitis.
- Complications of diverticulosis and diverticulitis include rectal bleeding, abdominal infections, and colon obstruction. Continue Reading
Reviewed on 1/14/2015