Diverticulosis is a condition that is characterized by pouches forming in the colon. It is not to be confused with diverticulitis, which involves infection and inflammation. Symptoms usually are not present until diverticulitis develops. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how diverticulosis is caused, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.
Learn how to prevent diverticulitis through diet, exercise, and other tips.
Treatment for Diverticulitis
From causes to treatments, get the facts about diverticulitis and diverticulosis from experts at WebMD.
The Symptoms of Diverticulitis
The symptoms of diverticulitis can be similar to other gastrointestinal disorders. Here's what to look for.
The Fecal Occult Blood Test
Learn more from WebMD about the fecal occult blood test -- and others -- which is used to detect blood in the stool.
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The Intestines (Human Anatomy): Picture, Function, Location, Parts, Definition, and Conditions
WebMD's Intestines Anatomy Page provides a detailed image and definition of the intestines. Learn about its parts, location in the body, function, and conditions that affect the intestines.
Diverticulitis Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments
See images of what goes on in the colon to cause the telltale pouches of diverticulosis that lead to the inflammation of diverticulitis. Learn about the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diverticular disease.