I found out out due to a bowel obstruction that required hospitalization. I think I got it since I did not eat much fiber. It is treated with Antibiotics
and enema. I do not know if or when I get feces stuck in the pouches. Maybe whenever I feel pain in abdomen is when it gets stuck.
I am not endorsing the Pepto-Bismol treatment on lips described in the link below. I was looking for the correct spelling of the pouch condition and found this.
A blood sample can be taken to check for an increase in white blood cell count, which indicates infection. One of the easiest ways to detect diverticulitis is through direct visualization. This can be done through the use of a sigmoidoscope, which is a short flexible tube or a longer flexible tube called a colonoscope. Both have tiny video cameras at the tip and are inserted through the rectum and into the colon for direct viewing of the area. In some cases, your physician may order a CAT scan, which is a highly sensitive x-ray that will detect the infected or inflamed pouches.
A high-fiber diet may prevent diverticulosis. Some doctors tell patients with a history of diverticulitis to avoid nuts and seeds in the diet.