Colonic Diverticular Disease is a medical condition that involves the development of sacs in the wall of the colon, diverticular bleeding and diverticulitis. Diverticulosis is the formation of small pockets in the bowel lining. Diverticulitis occurs when these pockets are inflamed. Symptoms of Colonic Diverticular Disease are:
• Alternating diarrhoea and constipation
• Painful cramps or tenderness in lower abdomen
• Chills or fever
HOW IS COLONIC DIVERTICULAR DISEASE DIAGNOSED?
Diverticulitis, as well as diverticular disease, can be diagnosed with tests which include:
• Medical history.
• Blood test.
• Stool sample.
• Digital rectal exam.
• X-ray and barium enema.
HOW IS COLONIC DIVERTICULAR DISEASE TREATED?
People with no symptoms of the disease may not require treatment, but careful and routine monitoring of the colon is required. Consumption of a high fibre diet may be followed for avoiding constipation. In the case of complications in the disease, surgery may be required.
DID YOU KNOW?
This is a chronic disease which can last for years or can be lifelong