Jerome B. Simon MD FRCPC FACP


Diverticulosis

Diverticulosis is a condition in which pouches called diverticula form in the wall of the large intestine (colon). The pouches may not cause any symptoms, or they may bleed or become painful, inflamed, or infected. The reason pouches (diverticula) form in the colon wall is not completely understood. Doctors think…

Diverticular Bleeding

Diverticular bleeding is a condition in which pouches (diverticula) that have formed in the wall of the large intestine (colon) bleed. Bleeding into the colon occurs when the blood vessel going to the pouch breaks open. Sometimes a person with diverticular bleeding will have sudden, severe bleeding from the rectum…

Diverticulosis

Looks at causes and symptoms of diverticulosis. Explains what diverticulosis is and how it is treated. Covers painful diverticular disease. Offers home treatment and prevention tips, including eating more dietary fiber.