Diverticulitis is a sometimes painful condition that develops when pouches (diverticula) that form in the wall of the colon, part of the large intestine, become inflamed or infected. Symptoms may include stomach pain, fever, bloating, diarrhea, and nausea. Doctors aren't sure what causes diverticulitis. But they think that a low-fiber diet may play a role. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about diverticulitis, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.
The Best and Worst Foods for Diverticulitis
WebMD explains what a correct diverticulitis diet is, what foods you should eat and avoid with diverticulitis, and how to cook better when you have this condition.
Diverticular Diseases & Diverticular Bleeding
Read about the three types of diverticular disease, including diverticulosis, diverticulitis, and diverticular bleeding.
What Is Diverticulitis?
Diverticulitis is a condition where small pockets form in your intestines. If they get infected, they can cause severe pain. Learn what causes this painful condition and what doctors can do to treat it.
The Basics of Diverticulitis
Diverticulitis is the inflammation or infection of small pouches called diverticula that can form along the intestine. Learn more about the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment of diverticulitis at WebMD.