The Causes, Signs, Symptoms and Complications of Colonic Diverticulosis

Diagnosis. The doctor may need to conduct a digital rectal exam to diagnose diverticulosis. They also ask the patient about their symptoms and order tests to check the patient’s blood and stool. The patient may have a colonoscopy and imaging tests such as X-rays or CT scans and a lower GI series which allows their doctor to better evaluate the large intestine.