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A person experiencing an acute diverticulitis attack may develop a fever and experience severe abdominal cramping. It is often accompanied by vomiting, nausea and constipation. It is important to see a doctor if these symptoms occur, as treatment may be necessary.

Diverticulosis and diverticulitis typically occurs in adults – particularly those over age 40. At that age, the risk gradually increases, with an estimated 50 percent of people over age 60. Only a small percentage of people with diverticulosis develops a problem with their disease.

We always suggest conservative treatments, such as increased fiber and water consumption, to prevent complications. Some people will require medical interventions. Antibiotics and a short-term liquid diet can help treat a diverticulitis attack, however, some individuals with recurring attacks will require colon surgery to remove an area of diverticular disease of the colon prone to infections.