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Can diverticulitis cause weight loss?

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Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care
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In brief: I guess but...

any time you are ill, especially if you are bloated or nauseous you can lose weight .
But if the weight loss has been going on even when you do NOT have an active attack you need to look for another cause. Many bad diseases (cancer) can cause unexplained weight loss

In brief: I guess but...

any time you are ill, especially if you are bloated or nauseous you can lose weight .
But if the weight loss has been going on even when you do NOT have an active attack you need to look for another cause. Many bad diseases (cancer) can cause unexplained weight loss
Thank

In brief: Yes, because

Of the general illness of infection and limited oral intake during treatment.
However, if weight loss persists, it could be from occult cancer, so it is best to consult with a GI specialist.

In brief: Yes, because

Of the general illness of infection and limited oral intake during treatment.
However, if weight loss persists, it could be from occult cancer, so it is best to consult with a GI specialist.
Thank
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