Understanding Diverticulitis -- Symptoms

What Are the Symptoms of Diverticulitis?

The symptoms of diverticulitis are:

Call Your Doctor About Diverticulitis If:

  • You have a fever, chills, abdominal swelling, or are vomiting.
  • You have blood in your stool.
  • You have a fever.
  • Your abdomen becomes rigid and you experience pain when you move; you could have peritonitis, an infection of the membrane that lines the abdominal cavity. Get medical help immediately.

If you continue to have severe pain, despite treatment, you may have another abdominal disorder. Seek care from your doctor.

WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by William Blahd, MD on March 17, 2017



National Digestive Disease Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC). 

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