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What are the symptoms of diverticulitis?

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Posted on Mon, 7 Dec 2015
Question: What are symptoms of diviticulitis?
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Answered by Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis (24 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
pain, fever, diarrhea

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

diverticulitis can present with a multitude of symptoms depending on its severity. Pain is the hallmark of this condition and is usually located in the lower left abdominal quadrant. You may have diarrhea, perhaps with bloody content and fever. If the things get worse, peritonitis is also possible with widespread abdominal pain and abdominal rigidity, hypotension, etc

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What are the symptoms of diverticulitis?

Brief Answer: pain, fever, diarrhea Detailed Answer: Hello, diverticulitis can present with a multitude of symptoms depending on its severity. Pain is the hallmark of this condition and is usually located in the lower left abdominal quadrant. You may have diarrhea, perhaps with bloody content and fever. If the things get worse, peritonitis is also possible with widespread abdominal pain and abdominal rigidity, hypotension, etc I hope you find my comments helpful! You can contact me again, if you'd like any clarification or further information. Kind Regards!