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.
Bleeding in the Digestive Tract
Bloody stools can be caused by anything from an ulcer to inflammation of the colon to hemorrhoids. Learn more from WebMD about the diagnosis and treatment of bleeding in the digestive tract.
Air Contrast Barium Enema
An air contrast barium enema is a test used to obtain a visual image of the colon. Learn more about the procedure here.
The Symptoms of Diverticulitis
The symptoms of diverticulitis can be similar to other gastrointestinal disorders. Here's what to look for.
Diverticular Diseases & Diverticular Bleeding
Read about the three types of diverticular disease, including diverticulosis, diverticulitis, and diverticular bleeding.