Diverticulitis can cause a range of symptoms, including abdominal pain, fever, nausea, and changes in bowel habits. However, the appearance of stool is not typically used as a diagnostic tool for diverticulitis.
That being said, if diverticulitis causes inflammation or infection in the colon, it may lead to changes in the appearance of stool. In some cases, stool may become looser or more watery than usual due to inflammation and irritation in the colon. In other cases, stool may become more solid and pellet-like due to constipation or a decrease in bowel movements.
It’s important to note that changes in stool appearance can also be caused by other factors, such as changes in diet, medication use, or other medical conditions. If you have concerns about your stool or digestive health, it’s best to speak with a healthcare provider for a proper evaluation and diagnosis.