What Are the Symptoms of Diverticulitis?

Q:
What are the symptoms of diverticulitis?

A:
Symptoms of diverticulitis may last from a few hours to several days.

The signs and symptoms of diverticulitis include:

  • Pain, which may be constant and persist for several days. Pain is usually felt in the lower left side of the abdomen, but may occur on the right, especially in people of Asian descent.
  • Abdominal tenderness.
  • Constipation or, less commonly, diarrhea.
  • Fever.
  • Nausea and vomiting.

If you develop a severe symptom, schedule an appointment with your doctor.

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