Diverticulitis is inflammation of small pouches (diverticula) that can form in the walls of your large intestine. This leads to fever and pain in your belly, usually the lower left part.
Below are some questions you may want to ask your health care provider about diverticulitis.
What causes diverticulitis?
What are the symptoms of diverticulitis?
What type of diet should I be eating?
What should I do if my symptoms become worse?
What are the complications of diverticulitis?
Will I ever need surgery?
What to ask your doctor about diverticulitis
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Updated by: Jennifer K. Lehrer, MD, Department of Gastroenterology, Frankford-Torresdale Hospital, Aria Health System, Philadelphia, PA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.
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