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

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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Diverticulitis (Definition)

An inflammation or infection in one or more small pouches ...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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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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What are the common symptoms of severe diverticulitis?

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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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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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, without 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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What are other conditions with symptoms similar to diverticulitis?

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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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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I was told that i have diverticulitis and want to know if this can cause pain in your side as well when pressed on. I also have upper right pain and have had my gallbladder checked and have nothing wrong with that?

I was told that i have diverticulitis and want to know if this can cause pain in your side as well when pressed on. I also have upper right pain and have had my gallbladder checked and have nothing wrong with that?

Which side?: Which side of the body are you talking about and what other symptoms do you have? Typically, pain is on the left side of the abdomen. YES, it is possible to have pain in the side but mostly on the left side. If you'd like a private consult to ask more questions than, write me at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Use the Key Code: PDXFNR if you'd like to set up an appointment. ...Read more

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Diverticulitis: is anxiety a side effect?

Diverticulitis: is anxiety a side effect?

It can accompany it: Anxiety isn't an automatic side effect of diverticulitis, but I've known people who get very anxious about having another possible attack. Some get extremely anxious about their diets, having been told by their physicians that eating nuts and seeds can exacerbate it. However, recent data do not support these recommendations. http://tinyurl.com/l388cy3. ...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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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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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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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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Is it possible for diverticulitis to cause pain on the right side if I've already had a partial colectomy?

Is it possible for diverticulitis to cause pain on the right side if I've already had a partial colectomy?

Yes: Often in women who have had a prior hysterectomy, the sigmoid colon shifts from the left to the center or even the right side of the lower abdomen and hence pain would be felt in the suprapubic or right lower abdomen mwith diverticulitis. ...Read more

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My husband was diagnoised with diverticulitis, 2mon. Ago. He is having sharp pains in his lower back and he has pain in his lower left side, a feeling like something is blocked or going to burst inside?

My husband was diagnoised with diverticulitis, 2mon. Ago. He is having sharp pains in his lower back and he has pain in his lower left side, a feeling like something is blocked or going to burst inside?

See a doctor: He may have a new bout of diverticulitis. Also, scarring of the colon from diverticulitis can cause enough narrowing of the colon that it blocks up (obstructs). Your husband needs to be reevaluated. ...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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I have abdominal pain on my left side and I am nauseas, is this a sign of diverticulitis?

I have abdominal pain on my left side and I am nauseas, is this a sign of diverticulitis?

Yes: Diverticulitis most commonly presents as left lower quadrant pain and fever. Nausea is less common, but can occur. These symptoms can also be seen in pelvic inflammatory disease. ...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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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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Diagnosed diverticulitis last month, presented on right side via mri. Daily diahrrea since. Right diag? How to stop dihhrea?

Diagnosed diverticulitis last month, presented on right side via mri. Daily diahrrea since. Right diag? How to stop dihhrea?

May be: Isolated right side diverticulitis without left side is unusual, except congenital cecal diverticulam (single) , you may have it , when inflammation subsides must have colonoscopy it mimics appendicitis, is a true diverticulum contains all layers of bowel, for recurrent attacks will need surgery. ...Read more

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For 2weeks, I've had some pain on my right side, about belt level, maybe 1-2" away from navel.Also, feel pressure there when I bend over. Diverticulitis?

Abdominal pain: The only way in which this could be diagnosed is by an exam and possible associated imaging studies and labs. Please go and see you doctor and have this evaluated. Best wishes. ...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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Can diverticulitis pain be mostly on the right side of your abdomen with no constipation?

Can diverticulitis pain be mostly on the right side of your abdomen with no constipation?

Yes: It is true that diverticulitis is most often on the left side of the abdomen. However right sided diverticulitis does occur and is not a result of constipation. ...Read more

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I've been prescribed Metronidazole and Ciprofloxacn for suspicious diverticulitis. Prescribed on 5/12 and still having pain in lower left side.

Contact your doctor: Five days is too soon for complete clearing of symptoms; it may take a couple of weeks. Or perhaps something else is going on, since the diagnosis of diverticulitis is only "suspiciou". Check back with the doctor treating you. ...Read more

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I'm in pain, left side of my abdomen could this be my diverticulitis acting up again and what shhould I do?

I'm in pain, left side of my abdomen could this be my diverticulitis acting up again and what shhould I do?

Diverticulitis: If you have had diverticulitis before, then it is possible, you need to contact your doctor for antibiotics, and to be evaluated. Go on a liquid diet to minimize bowel irritation and do not use an enema if you have constipation, use miralax (polyethylene glycol). You definitely need to be checked to see if it is something else, like a kidney stone, or females can have ovarian cysts or pelvic inflammatory disease too. ...Read more

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Had colonoscopy 2 yrs ago completely normal if I had diverticulitis now could they just do a sigmoidoscopy if its lower left side near ovary?

Had colonoscopy 2 yrs ago completely normal if I had diverticulitis now could they just do a sigmoidoscopy if its lower left side near ovary?

May not need a scope: If you had a scope 2 years ago you may not need another one at this time. Are you having pain, rectal bleeding?? Did they see diverticulosis on you initial scope? Are they saying you need another scope? ...Read more