Some symptoms of diverticulosis include diarrhea and abdominal cramping according to WebMD. The majority of people suffering from diverticulosis do not experience symptoms.
Often, when a person starts experiencing symptoms, they have had the condition for several years. When a person does start showing symptoms, they may be confused with irritable bowel syndrome. The only true way to diagnose the medical condition is through various tests including a colonoscopy. Only a doctor can diagnose the condition based on the test results. The most common treatment for diverticulosis is a change in diet. It is recommended that people with the condition add more fiber to their diet.