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The prognosis of diverticulosis and diverticulitis varies if complications develop and is particularly serious in the case of peritonitis. Roughly one-third of patients treated non-operatively will have a recurrent episode.
Doctors are not certain what causes diverticula to become inflamed. The inflammation may begin when bacteria or stool are caught in the diverticula. An attack of diverticulitis can develop suddenly and without warning.