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Exams and Tests
Your doctor will take a history and do a physical exam if diverticulitis is suspected. Depending on your symptoms, you may have one or more tests to rule out other medical problems that could be causing your symptoms. The extent of testing will depend on how bad your symptoms are and how long they have lasted.
These tests may be done any time you see your doctor about abdominal pain or other symptoms.
Tests done as needed
Depending on your symptoms, your doctor may want to do one or more of these tests.
If you are having serious bleeding from the intestine, a condition called diverticular bleeding, your doctor may want to do:
See the topic Diverticular Bleeding for more information.
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