Explains symptoms, risk factors, complications, treatment, and prevention of diverticulitis.
Description of the inflammation of an abnormal pouch (diverticulum) in the intestinal wall. Includes symptoms, treatments, and potential complications.
Clinical explanation of diverticulitis including differentials, treatments, medications, and follow-up care.
Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis
Explains diverticulosis, which occurs when people develop pouches (diverticula) in their colon, and what can be done when those pouches become infected or inflamed (diverticulitis). From the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse.
Diverticulitis Fact Sheet
Explains risk factors and prevention tips for diverticulitis, a disease that occurs when small pouches in the colon become infected or inflamed.
Merck Manual: Diverticulitis
Overview of diverticulitis, the condition in which diverticula on the outside of the intestine become infected, causing pain and bleeding and potentially an intestinal rupture.
Merck Manual: Diverticulosis
Fact sheet explaining diverticulosis, the condition in which diverticula (pouches or sacs) occur on the outside of the large intestine, particularly the sigmoid colon.