What is Diverticulosis?

Diverticulosis is a GI condition where pouches develop in the wall of the colon. The cause of diverticulosis is unknown.

Symptoms of Diverticulosis

The following are common symptoms associated with diverticulosis:

  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain/infections
  • Persistent fever
  • Stomach cramping
  • Rectal bleeding

Diagnosis and Treatment

Diverticulosis can be diagnosed using any of the following procedures:

  • Barium enema x-ray test
  • Colonoscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy

Treatment for diverticulosis may include lifestyle changes including eating a high fiber diet, exercising regularly and eating a healthy diet of fruits and vegetables.  

What is Diverticulitis?

Diverticulitis is a condition where the pouches that form on the colon become inflamed or infected. The cause of diverticulitis is unknown but doctors believe a low fiber diet may be a cause.

Symptoms of Diverticulitis

The following are common symptoms of diverticulitis:

  • Stomach pain
  • Persistent fever
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Bloating
  • Nausea

Diagnosis and Treatment of Diverticulitis

Diverticulitis may be diagnosed by any of the following procedures:

Treatment for diverticulitis is based on the extent of the disease and severity of your symptoms. Lifestyle changes or surgery may be needed to treat this disease.

For more information on treatment of diverticular disease, please call 314.747.9355 or toll-free 877.747.9355 or email us.