Diverticulosis is a condition in which pouches or sacs form in the lining of the digestive tract, most commonly in the colon. These pouches are called diverticula. This condition itself usually does not cause any symptoms and is more prevalent in people over the age of 50. Complications of diverticulosis can include bleeding and diverticulitis.
Sometimes, feces get caught in the pouches which results in inflammation or infection. This is called diverticulitis.
Diverticulitis can be painful and may cause: