Symptoms of diverticulitis may last from a few hours to several days. These symptoms may include:
- Tenderness, cramps, or pain in the abdomen (usually in the lower left side but may occur on the right) that is sometimes worse when you move.
- Fever and chills.
- A bloated feeling, abdominal swelling, or gas.
- Diarrhea or constipation.
- Nausea and sometimes vomiting.
- Loss of appetite.
Reference Complications also can cause symptoms. If an abnormal opening (fistula) develops between the colon and the vagina or the colon and the Reference urethra Opens New Window, you may pass air or stool from the vagina or the urethra.
Reference Other conditions, such as Reference irritable bowel syndrome Opens New Window (IBS) or a Reference urinary tract infection Opens New Window, may cause symptoms similar to diverticulitis.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference October 25, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Jerome B. Simon, MD, FRCPC, FACP - Gastroenterology