Diverticulum & Diverticula

QUICK FACTS: DIVERTICULUM & DIVERTICULA

Symptoms:

  • Most people with Diverticulum & Diverticula do not have any discomfort or symptoms.
  • Mild cramps
  • Bloating
  • Constipation
  • Tenderness around the left side of the lower abdomen.

Common Causes:

  • A diet in lower-fiber foods

Diagnosis:

  • Medical History Review and Review of Symptoms
  • Physical examination
  • May perform one or more diagnostic tests

Common Treatments:

  • High fiber diet
  • Fiber supplements, such as Citrucel or Metamucil once a day
  • Mild pain medications, if warranted

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