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My husband has previous bouts with diverticulitis. He has

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My husband has previous bouts with diverticulitis.
He has been having gas pain since yesterday evening .
He is now 24 hours later ... still complaining of gas, having chills and has a temperature of 99.9 .
Please advise.
- Do we wait and see?
Should I take him to ER?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.

This is Dr. David

you should take him to the ER for evaluation

he might need a course of antibiotics

chills and low grade temp are signs of infection and diverticulitis.

better to be safe than sorry

take him to the ER

you don't want diverticulitis infections to get worse

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