Symptoms & Signs
- Abdominal pain, usually in the left lower abdomen but can be anywhere
- Weight loss
Diagnosis & Tests
Tests showing diverticulitis may include:
- Abdominal palpation
- CT scan
- High white blood cell count
Diverticulitis : Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors
Diverticulitis : Symptoms & Signs, Diagnosis & Tests
Diverticulitis : Treatment
Review Date : 1/28/2009
Reviewed By : David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; George F Longstreth, MD, Department of Gastroenterology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program San Diego, California. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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