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Diverticulitis

Diverticulitis | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What are the signs and symptoms of the disease?

Diverticulitis, which may be either mild or severe, can cause:

  • abdominal distress, especially in the lower left quarter of the abdomen
  • constipation
  • fever
  • tenderness when the abdomen is touched
  • tightness in the abdominal muscles, known as abdominal rigidity
  • blood in the stool

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    Diverticulitis: Diagnosis & Tests

    Author: Minot Cleveland, MD
    Reviewer: Kathleen A. MacNaughton, RN, BSN
    Date Reviewed: 09/20/02



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