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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Diverticulitis (Definition)

An inflammation or infection in one or more small pouches ...Read more


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Does diveticulitis cause fatigue?

Does diveticulitis cause fatigue?

Chronic diverticular: Infection can cause decreased energy and stamina in that your body is using all its reserves to control the infection. Many folks after surgery for chronic recurrent diverticulitis say with in a day or two of surgery that they already notice their energy level is better than it has been in years. ...Read more

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Are there any noticeable symptoms of diverticulitis?

Are there any noticeable symptoms of diverticulitis?

Yes.: Pain (typically in the left lower abdomen), fever, bloating, and a change in bowel habits are common. The symptoms vary with the severity of the inflammation present but require medical evaluation to help determine if hospitalization, or even emergency surgery, is necessary. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is diverticulitis what are its symptoms?

Could you explain what is diverticulitis what are its symptoms?

Disease of rich: Developed nations, due to processed food, lack of roughage and fibre in the diet could be the cause, not prevalent in developing nations, the mucous membrane of colon bubbles out, with out muscle wall, may rupture in to peritoneum resulting massive infection in some, usually present left lower quadrant pains, constipation and fever. ...Read more

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How common is fever as a symptom for diverticulitis?

Common.: A low grade temperature (high 99s to 100s) is common with diverticulitis. Usually people have left lower abdominal pain (70% of people). It is sometimes accompanied by nausea and vomiting (20-60%), constipation (50%), or diarrhea (25-35%). However, if you have no fever, but have all the other symptoms, see your doctor, because you can still have diverticulitis without a temperature! Cheers! ...Read more

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Can you tell me the symptoms of severe diverticulitis (not diverticulosis)?

Can you tell me the symptoms of severe diverticulitis (not diverticulosis)?

Diverticulitis: Assuming you have diverticulosis in the first place, the symptoms of diverticulitis would include fever, chills, sweats, nausea, diarrhea and abdominal pains usually either in the lower left or lower right aspect. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor sees somebody for diverticulitis symptoms?

What kind of doctor sees somebody for diverticulitis symptoms?

FP/IM/gastro/surgeon: Internist or fp might see patient first; gastroenterologist commonly sees this; colorectal surgeon may see the more severe case. Severe cases can have pus pockets (abscesses), as well as fistulas (abnormal connections between organs), and require drainage by interventional radiologist or surgeon. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of diverticulitis?

What are the symptoms of diverticulitis?

Belly pain and fever: Belly pain, especially in the left lower part of the abdomen, and fever. ...Read more

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So what are the symptoms of diverticulitis?

So what are the symptoms of diverticulitis?

Diverticulitis: Most people develop colon diverticuli (outpouchings of the wall of the bowel) as they age. When these become inflamed it is called diverticulitis and can produce pain, diarrhea, sometimes blood in the stools. ...Read more

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Please explain what are some symptoms of diverticulitis?

Please explain what are some symptoms of diverticulitis?

Diverticulitis: Symptoms can include fever, chills, abdominal pain, obstruction.

Best to be seen by your pcp, GI or surgical physician to help with treatment. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of esophageal diverticulitis?

What are the symptoms of esophageal diverticulitis?

Can vary!!!: In true diverticulitis; expected symptoms may include chest pain, fever, nausea, vomiting and others. One can be very sick if there is a hole present. In diverticulosis without inflammation, pain without fever, no pain, nausea, vomiting, regurgitation of old food or bad breath etc can be amongst the symptoms. An acutely sick patient will require lots of expert care by specialists. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of diverticulosis and diverticulitis?

What are common symptoms of diverticulosis and diverticulitis?

Diverticulitis: Assuming you have diverticulosis in the first place, the symptoms of diverticulitis would include fever, chills, sweats, nausea, diarrhea and abdominal pains usually either in the lower left or lower right aspect. Diverticulitis comes from a ruptured diverticulum. Diverticulosis typically causes no symptoms. ...Read more

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Does diverticulosis and diverticulitis usually cause many symptoms?

Does diverticulosis and diverticulitis usually cause many symptoms?

No and yes: Diverticulosis (pockets in the wall of the colon) usually causes no symptoms. May be associated constipation/gas/cramps, but not specifically due to the pockets
diverticulitis typical symptoms: pain, usually left lower abd, fever; associated with high WBC count. Urinary symptoms if inflammation affects bladder or ureters. Can recur. Not from plugging of pockets, but blow out of weak wall. ...Read more

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How can you distinguish between symptoms of IBS and diverticulitis?

How can you distinguish between symptoms of IBS and diverticulitis?

R/O IBS: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. Diverticulitis is inflammation /infection accompanied by fever & tx with Abs. IBS SX can be managed. You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori. Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy. While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet. Ie gutbliss. Com and Wholeapproach. Com ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of severe diverticulitis?

Symptoms: Well, it will all depend on what you have, but mainly abdominal pain and fever. Other things can happen, but generally speaking if you have abdominal pain (usually in the left side) and fever, you should go and see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are other conditions with symptoms similar to diverticulitis?

Crohn's: Diverticulitis has similar symptoms as crohn' s disease and colon cancer. Hence investigations are required to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can plavix or crestor (rosuvastatin) cause symptoms of diverticulitis?

Can plavix or crestor (rosuvastatin) cause symptoms of diverticulitis?

No: There are no drugs which can cause diverticulitis. Diverticulitis occurs when a diverticulum or pouch in the colon gets a small hole in it causing small amounts of stool and bacteria to leak out of the colon. This leads to infection. You must have diverticulosis (pockets or pouches in your colon) in order to be at risk for diverticulitis. Diverticulosis is generally an asymptomatic condition. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and diverticulitis?

What are symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and diverticulitis?

Different: These are different conditions. Irritable bowel is a chronic condition of abdominal bloating & cramping with alternating diarrhea & constipation controlled with diet & high fiber foods. Diverticulitis is an active infection of small pouches on the colon needing antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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Diagnose w diverticulitis w mri day before end of my antibiotics started diarrhea all the time going on 3rd day no other symptoms please advise?

Diagnose w diverticulitis w mri day before end of my antibiotics started diarrhea all the time going on 3rd day no other symptoms please advise?

ClostridiumDifficile: 36 year old gentleman finished course of antibiotics for diverticulitis now with 3 days of diarrhea. Please contact the treating physician and discuss your symptoms. After a course of antibiotics Clostridium Difficile is a big concern and can present variably with watery diarrhea and no fever to very high fevers &colitis. Blood tests and stool culture are indicated in this situation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is tenderness in the lower left side of the stomach always considered a symptom of diverticulitis?

Abdominal pain: Abdominal pain in the left lower quadrant is not always due to diverticulitis which usually presents with nausea and vomiting and left lower quadrant pain. LLQ pain can be referred, from constipation, obstruction, volvulus, kidney stones or in women ovarian cysts or torsion and several other problems. CT scan is indicated for both RLQ and LLQ pain when severe with guarding or rebound. See MD. ...Read more

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I have watery mucousy light colored dianrrea I also have diverticulitis and known gall stones with no symptoms I do have a slight ache in lower left?

Diarrhea: Although changes in frequency or consistency of bowel movements accompanied by left lower quandrant abdominal pain in a patient with diverticular disease usually means diverticulitis, you should be seen and examined and treated by a physician face to face. This cannot be done on the internet. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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Taking Flagyl and cipro (ciprofloxacin) for diverticulitis. Should I take probiotics at same time? Can I eat nuts and seeds now or after symptoms (pain) goes away?

Probiotics are safe.: Probiotics will not affect your antibiotic treatment for diverticulitis and are safe to take. I would avoid eating anything with seeds or nuts as these may get stuck in a diverticulum and cause a flare of diverticulitis. Risk of recurrence is drastically reduced by removing the diseased part of the colon. ...Read more

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Along with fever, constipation, and cramping is lower back pressure a symptom of diverticulitis?

Along with fever, constipation, and cramping is lower back pressure a symptom of diverticulitis?

Maybe: The location and extent of diverticulitis determines its presentation. A ct scan may show that it is low lying in the pelvis causing pressure or irritation. Consult with your physician for a more detailed personalized analysis. ...Read more

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I was told by pcp that my urinal issue could be from diverticulitis but urine is clean can you have uti symptoms with out bacteria from diverticulits?

I was told by pcp that my urinal issue could be from diverticulitis but urine is clean can you have uti symptoms with out bacteria from diverticulits?

Misunderstanding?: I think you misunderstood your doctor. I'm sure she knows that diverticulitis cannot cause abnormal urinalysis. If your urine is "clean" i.e. no bacteria, then you don't have a UTI. In any case, UTIs are rare in men your age. Return to your doctor to work this out. Good luck! ...Read more

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Was diagnosed with diverticulitis on friday. Am on metronidazole and ciproflaxacin, feel terrible! Lethargic, flu-like symptoms. Is this expected?

Was diagnosed with diverticulitis on friday. Am on metronidazole and ciproflaxacin, feel terrible! Lethargic, flu-like symptoms. Is this expected?

Follow up scheduled?: Is this your first bout? Was the diagnosis confirmed on ct? Are you staying well hydrated? Diverticulitis is not too common in young people... Assuming the diagnosis is correct and you are otherwise healthy, a steady improvement is expected. If not, repeat labs or scan maybe needed. More severe cases do require IV antibiotics. Most importantly, you must stay in contact with your treating doc. ...Read more