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.
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.
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.
The Basics of Diverticulitis
WebMD explains the basics of diverticulitis, an inflammatory intestinal condition.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: 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.
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.