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A 46-year-old female asked:

I have been diagnosed with severe diverticulosis of the sigmoid colon. is pain in area normal ?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Facelle
General Surgery 43 years experience
Only when diverticul: A are inflamed.
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 28 years experience
Maybe: Most people with diverticulosis don't hurt. When you have pain, fever, or change in your bowel habits, you are dealing with diverticulitis and you should check in with your doctor.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Infection.: If you know that you have diverticulosis, pain could signal the onset of diverticulitis, which is an infection that would require antibiotics. If this is you, then you need to see your doctor right away. With infection, you'd likely also have fever, chills and diarrhea. Diverticulosis itself would not cause pain.
Last updated Jun 11, 2015

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