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.
Diverticular Diseases & Diverticular Bleeding
Read about the three types of diverticular disease, including diverticulosis, diverticulitis, and diverticular bleeding.
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.
Home treatment may help you control symptoms of diverticulitis or reduce the chance of having additional attacks of diverticulitis. To reduce abdominal pain caused by mild diverticulitis: Apply a heating pad to your abdomen to relieve mild cramps and pain
Surgery for diverticulitis involves removing the diseased part of the colon.