Diverticulitis

Overview

Diverticulitis is an inflammation or infection in 1 or more small pouches (diverticula) in the digestive tract. It's common after age 40.

Symptoms

Symptoms include abdominal pain, fever, nausea, and a change in bowel habits.

Treatments

Treatment can include rest, a liquid or low-fiber diet, and antibiotics. Severe cases may need hospital care and surgery.

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017


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