Diverticulitis: Cause, Signs & Treatments


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An elderly patient in your practice is complaining of lower left quadrant pain. You suspect acute diverticulitis. Which of the following will help you to confirm your diagnosis?

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1. Which of the following is most characteristic of diverticulitis?

2. How does a diet lacking in sufficient fiber lead to colonic diverticulosis?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How do you diagnose diverticulitis? What signs may lead you to suspect it? Answer these and other questions correctly to pass this multiple-choice quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Evaluate your knowledge with questions on the following:

  • What to use to diagnose diverticulitis
  • Likely causes of diverticulosis
  • Signs of diverticulitis
  • What this condition is associated with

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to interpret sample patient scenarios
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of what diverticulitis is to identify one of its causes
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the treatment of diverticulitis

Additional Learning

Review the lesson called Diverticulitis: Cause, Signs & Treatment to further your knowledge. This lesson will help you:

  • Examine characteristics of diverticulitis
  • Learn what treatments are available for diverticulitis
  • Determine what methods are used to diagnose acute diverticulitis
  • Identify why diverticulitis occurs