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What Are Other Conditions With Symptoms Similar To 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a partial sigmoid colectomy ten months ago, diverticulitis symptoms gone. Still have chronic llq pain. Lifting left leg causes pain.
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
I have all the signs and symptoms of colon cancer. The doctors believe it's either cancer or diverticulitis. I'm 20. Which is more likely?
None: While both are possible, there are other conditions more likely given your age. ...Read more
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