Understanding Diverticulitis -- Symptoms

Medically Reviewed by Minesh Khatri, MD on November 17, 2022

The symptoms of diverticulitis are:


  • You have a fever, chills, abdominal swelling, or are vomiting.
  • You have blood in your stool.
  • You have severe or persistent pain.
  • 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 need further evaluation. Call your doctor.


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National Digestive Disease Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC). 

The Mayo Clinic.

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