Does diverticulitis cause gas?


Yes, diverticulitis can cause gas. Diverticulitis is a condition where small pouches or sacs called diverticula form in the lining of the intestine, usually in the colon. These diverticula can become inflamed or infected, leading to symptoms such as abdominal pain, bloating, constipation or diarrhea, and gas.

Gas can be a common symptom of diverticulitis, as the inflammation and infection can cause changes in the normal functioning of the digestive tract, leading to increased gas production and accumulation in the intestinal tract. Additionally, gas can build up in the diverticula themselves, leading to discomfort and pain.

If you are experiencing gas along with other symptoms of diverticulitis, it is important to seek medical attention to receive an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Your healthcare provider may recommend dietary changes, medication, or even surgery depending on the severity of your condition.

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