The symptoms of diverticulitis are:
Severe abdominal pain and cramping that is usually worse on the left side and increases when the area is touched
Chills or fever
Constipation, thin stools, or diarrhea
Rectal bleeding (rare)
Your doctor can evaluate your symptoms to determine the cause and recommend treatment. Treatment may include a special diet, medicine to replace intestinal enzymes or reduce spasms, and vitamin or mineral supplements, such as B12 and iron.
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November 14, 2014
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