Diverticular Disease And Diverticulitis is sometimes misdiagnosed as Acute Cholecystitis

It has been reported that some patients have been misdiagnosed with Acute Cholecystitis, when in fact the correct diagnosis in their specific case was Diverticular Disease And Diverticulitis.

Diverticulitis are small bulging pouches that form in the large intestine and become inflamed. Symptoms of diverticulitis include pain, nausea, vomiting, fever, abdominal tenderness and constipation. Diverticulitis can be misdiagnosed as small bowel obstructions, primary epiploic appendagitis, acute cholecystitis, appendicitis, ileitis, ovarian cystic disease and uretal stones.

Always consult your doctor or health professional, and do not self diagnose.

Symptoms can include:

Abdominal tenderness, constipation, pain in lower abdomen, nausea and vomiting, fever

Symptoms are a guideline only and may apply to either the diagnosis or the reported misdiagnosis, or both. Consult your specialist for further information.

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