Diverticulitis (Causes and Symptoms)
Hard stools that are difficult to pass
Coronary artery disease
Tenderness on left side of abdomen relieved by
passing gas or bowel movement
Continual need to eliminate
Diverticula are small bulging pouches that can form in the lining of your digestive system. They are found most often in the lower part of the large intestine (colon). Diverticula are common, especially after age 40, and seldom cause problems.
Sometimes, however, one or more of the pouches become inflamed or infected. That condition is known as diverticulitis. Diverticulitis can cause severe abdominal pain, fever, nausea and a marked change in your bowel habits. Mild diverticulitis can be treated with rest, changes in your diet and antibiotics. Severe or recurring diverticulitis may require surgery.
Symptomatic: Clear liquid diet
Hospitalization of immunocompromised