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How common is fever as a symptom for diverticulitis?

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine
7 doctors agree

In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Dr. David Schleimer
Dentistry - Orthodontics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Common

As with all infections, fever is a hallmark symptom. The diverticuli are intestinal pockets that allow food debris and bacteria to accumulate and fester. Abdominal pain and fever would be consistent with this, so a visit to an md (preferentially a gastroenterologist) is a wise idea.
Good luck!

In brief: Common

As with all infections, fever is a hallmark symptom. The diverticuli are intestinal pockets that allow food debris and bacteria to accumulate and fester. Abdominal pain and fever would be consistent with this, so a visit to an md (preferentially a gastroenterologist) is a wise idea.
Good luck!
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