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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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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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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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