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Diverticulitis Symptoms Right Side
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
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
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
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
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
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
Yes: Yes, although the left side is more common pain can occur on the right. ...Read more
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
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
Is it possible for diverticulitis to cause pain on the right side if I've already had a partial colectomy?
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?
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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