Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis (cont.)
IN THIS ARTICLE
When to Seek Medical Care
If a person should see a health care practitioner if he or she has any of the following symptoms, which may indicate a serious condition:
Any time a person has bleeding from the rectum, he or she should see a health care practitioner as soon as possible.
The following symptoms suggest a complication and warrant an immediate visit to an emergency department:
A person should not attempt to drive themselves to receive medical help, they should have someone else drive them, or call 911 for emergency medical transport. Calling for an ambulance often speeds the trip to the hospital when there is an emergency.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/29/2014
Must Read Articles Related to Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis
Patient Comments & Reviews
The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Diverticulitis (Diverticulosis):
Diverticulitis (Diverticulosis) - Surgery Recovery
Please describe your recovery after surgery for diverticulitis.
Diverticulitis (Diverticulosis) - Symptoms
The symptoms of diverticulitis (diverticulosis) can vary greatly from patient to patient. What were your symptoms at the onset of your disease?
Digestive Disorders Resources
- Are Antidiarrheals Safe for IBS?
- Is It Okay to Take a Stool Softener Every Day?
- Can Apple Cider Vinegar Help Digestion?
- How Well Are You Living With AFib?
- How Well Are You Managing Your MS?
- Soothe Your Child's Cold or Flu