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Diverticulitis

If you're older than age 40, it's common for you to have diverticulosis small, bulging pouches (diverticula) in your digestive tract.

Diverticulosis develops when small pouches form in the walls of the large intestine or colon.

Undigested food or waste gets trapped inside these small pouches which can cause them to become inflamed or infected.

Your Salem Gastroenterology Associates doctor may recommend that you increase the fiber in your diet. Antibiotics may also be necessary.

Let the doctor know if you have constipation, mild pain, cramping, diarrhea and/or bloating.

Other tests such as an x-ray, felxible sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy may be required.