Diverticular disease and diverticulitis are related digestive conditions that affect the massive intestine (colon).
In diverticular disease, small bulges or pockets (diverticula) increase inside the lining of the intestine. Diverticulitis is when these pockets become inflamed or infected.
Signs of diverticular disease encompass:
- Lower stomach pain
- Feeling bloated
The majority of people with diverticula will now not have any signs; this is known as diverticulosis.
Symptoms of diverticulitis tend to be more critical and encompass:
- Greater severe abdominal ache, especially at the left side
- Excessive temperature (fever) of 38C (100.4F) or above
- Diarrhoea or frequent bowel moves