What are the common symptoms of diverticular disease?

Symptoms of diverticular disease typically only occur during an acute flare up of diverticulitis. Most with diverticulosis do not experience any symptoms or complications. 
 
Possible symptoms of diverticulitis include:
 
  • Abdominal pain (usually in the lower left side of the abdomen) that can be constant, severe, and last for a few days. 
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fever
  • Abdominal tenderness
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea (less common)
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Bloating
 
diverticular disease symptoms
 
 

Sources
  • "Diverticulitis." Mayo Clinic. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 07 Aug. 2014. Web. 21 Sep. 2017.
  • “Diverticular Disease.” American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. ASCRS, n.d. Web. 21 Sep. 2017. 
  • “Diverticular Disease.” National Institutes of Health U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. National Institue of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, n.d. Web. 21 Sep. 2017. 

 

 

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