What are the symptoms of diverticulitis?

Updated: Aug 06, 2019
  • Author: Elie M Ghoulam, MD, MS; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Diverticulitis arises when diverticula become inflamed or infected. The clinical presentation of diverticulitis depends on the location of the affected diverticulum, the severity of the inflammatory process, and the presence of complications. The usual initial symptoms are as follows:

  • Abdominal pain (most commonly in the left lower quadrant)

  • Nausea

  • Vomiting

  • Constipation or obstipation

  • Fever

  • Flatulence

  • Bloating


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