Common Symptoms of Diverticulitis
Diverticulitis is an awful disease that most people are affected today and is commonly found in elderly men and women who have reached the age of 50. Diverticulitis is a disease that is found equally both in men and women. Older people must be more conscious of the symptoms and get a quick diagnosis to prevent the disease from getting worse. Diverticulitis symptoms normally start in the large colon and the victims mostly experience acute pain in the lower part of the abdomen. Therefore pain in the lower abdomen is considered as one of the most common diverticulitis symptoms.
There are also cases where many diverticulitis patients experience no diverticulitis symptoms, as in their case the disease may be in the inactive phase. But for those individuals whose diverticulitis is in their active phase might experience any of the following common symptoms:
- Stomach pain or spasms- These are two most common symptoms of diverticulitis. Although it is difficult to measure the seriousness based on the pain a mild diverticulitis might be more painful while on the other hand a more serious diverticulitis might only cause a gentle pain.
- Constipation- Dry, hard and small excretion that happen less than 3 or 4 times a week.
- Diarrhea- Loose and free flowing bowels.
- Abdominal bloating- Bloating and excessive passing of gas.
- Steatorrhoea- Flowing of excess amount of fats in the stool.
- Nausea and Vomiting- Due to inflammation of the infection and expulsion of food or liquid from the abdomen.
- Frequent Fever- Increase of the body’s internal temperature
- Polyuria, Dysuria, & Pyuiria- Increased urination, painful urination and flowing of white blood cells in the urine. These three symptoms occur when the bladder or ureter are aggravated because of the inflammation of the diverticulitis or the infection.
If an individual is having a bleeding in the rectum, it is a serious indication that immediate medical attention should be taken. The seriousness of diverticulitis symptoms are contingent on how much inflammation and infection have occurred. If anyone is experiencing any of these symptoms, he or she must immediately visit a doctor and undergo an effective diagnosis. These symptoms should not be taken as mere occurrence but something more serious. Living in this age of scientific and medical development, diverticulitis can be cured easily if it is not neglected and treated in an earlier stage.