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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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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Diverticulitis (Definition)

Diverticulitis is inflamation and/or infection of diverticuli, almost exclusively of the colon. The most common place is in the sigmoid colon, low on the left side. Symptoms are pain and tenderness of the left lower abdomen. They can be mild to severe. Sometimes worse with ...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 , 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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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 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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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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