Symptoms of diverticulitis are related to inflammation and include
- abdominal pain,
- abdominal tenderness,
- constipation, and sometimes
The abdominal pain is most common in the left lower quadrant of the abdomen. Other symptoms can include
- abdominal bloating or distension, and
Causes of diverticulitis
Diverticula are small bulging sacs that protrude from the wall of the large intestine; when one of these diverticula ruptures, inflammation and infection occur in the affected area, resulting in the condition known as diverticulitis. It is unclear exactly what causes diverticula to form, but a low-fiber diet may play a role.
Other diverticulitis symptoms and signs
- Abdominal Distension
- Abdominal Pain (Abdominal Cramping)
- Abdominal Tenderness
- Change in Bowel Habits
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- Augmentin (amoxicillin/clavulanic acid, Augmentin XR, Augmentin ES-600, Amoclan)
- Cipro, Cipro XR
- gentamicin injection
- Levaquin (levofloxacin) Antibiotic
- meropenem (Merrem)
- metronidazole antibiotic
- mineral oil
- moxifloxacin (Avelox)
- moxifloxacin - injection, Avelox
- piperacillin and tazobactam
- sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim (Bactrim)
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Shahedi, Kamyar. "Diverticulitis." Medscape.com. June 17, 2016. <http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/173388-overview>.