Medical Exam for Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis
The two conditions are different, but share similarities.
Diverticulosis and diverticulitis are two different conditions, but in each, pouches form along the large intestine. These pouches are unknown in origin, but doctors think a low-fiber diet may cause them.
Doctors look for some of these signs and symptoms when diagnosing diverticulitis:
- The number times you defecate during the day and the quality of those stools
- Stomach pain
- Fever or chills.