NICE guideline: Diverticular disease: diagnosis and management
For Diverticular disease and diverticulitis and Thrombophilia
- people get the right diagnosis straightaway and their symptoms are not mistaken for other bowel conditions
- people get better advice on controlling their symptoms by making lifestyle changes
- antibiotics are only offered when they’re really needed
- people are referred quickly if they have complications that need urgent treatment.
- Diverticular disease
- Acute diverticulitis
- tummy pain, usually in your lower left side, that tends to come and go and gets worse during or shortly after eating (emptying your bowels or passing wind eases it)
- feeling bloated
- constipation, diarrhoea, or both
- occasionally, mucus in your poo
- get constant, more severe tummy pain
- have a high temperature of 38C or above
- feel sick or vomit
- feel generally tired and unwell
- get blood in your poo or bleeding from your bottom (rectal bleeding)
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