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A 28-year-old male asked:

For the last 10 years, i alternate between diarrhea and constipation and rarely have normal bowel movements. i feel fine, do i have diverticulitis?

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Dr. Todd Campbell
General Surgery 22 years experience
Symptoms of tics: Probably not. It could be irritable bowel syndrome. The classic symptoms of diverticulitis are left lower quadrant abdominal pain. Diverticulitis and diverticulosis(no inflammation) can almost always be seen on a CAT scan of the abdomen and pelvis. Colonoscopy is also helpful.

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Last updated Aug 2, 2015

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