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If you have diverticulitis, when should you call your doctor?

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Call your doctor when:

Get medical help right away if your belly gets hard and hurts when you move. You could have peritonitis, an infection of the membrane that lines the abdominal cavity.

If the pain stays bad even after treatment, you may have another abdominal disorder. Let your doctor know.

  • You have a fever or chills.
  • Your belly is swelling, or you're throwing up.
  • You have blood in your stool.

SOURCES: 

National Digestive Disease Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC). 

The Mayo Clinic.

Reviewed by Jaydeep Bhat on April 19, 2019

SOURCES: 

National Digestive Disease Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC). 

The Mayo Clinic.

Reviewed by Jaydeep Bhat on April 19, 2019

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