A patient suspected of diverticulitis is admitted to the hospital for evaluation and treatment. The nurse explains to a student nurse that the classic triad of signs and symptoms are:

LLQ pain, fever, leukocytosis.

Explanation

• The classic symptoms of diverticulitis are fever, LLQ pain, and leukocytosis.

• Other symptoms include constipation or diarrhea, occult blood in the stool, nausea, and cramping.

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