Does diverticulitis cause thin stools?


Diverticulitis is an inflammatory condition that occurs when small pouches in the lining of the intestine, called diverticula, become infected or inflamed. While thin stools can be a symptom of various digestive disorders, it is not a common symptom of diverticulitis.

The symptoms of diverticulitis typically include abdominal pain, fever, nausea, vomiting, and changes in bowel habits such as constipation or diarrhea. In some cases, a person with diverticulitis may experience a change in the shape or size of their stools due to the inflammation in the intestine, but thin stools are not a typical symptom.

Thin stools can be a sign of other conditions such as colorectal cancer or narrowing of the colon, which may require medical attention. If you have concerns about your bowel habits, it’s important to speak with your doctor to determine the underlying cause and appropriate treatment.

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