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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sean O Donovan
34 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Maybe: Diverticulitis is an infection that occurs in/around a diverticulum (a weakness or blowout of the wall of the colon), usually treated with antibiotics ... Read More
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Dr. Allen Kamrava
15 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: Surgery can remove the segment of the colon that is having diverticulitis. However, usually it is done after a course of antibiotics to treat the acti ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
33 years experience General Surgery
Not common: Diverticulosis is present in 60% of the population above the age of 60. Diverticulitis is present in a very low percentage of patients. The treatment ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herbert Hoover
51 years experience General Practice
Antibiotics/liquids: Diverticulitis is treated initially with intravenous antibiotics and oral clear liquids with a change to oral antibiotics when the pain is resolving a ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Sucher
26 years experience Trauma Surgery
Possibly: Most cases of diverticulitis are mild and readily treated with antibiotics and diet change. However, diverticulitis is a spectrum from mild to severe. ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
1st, fiber free: With acute diverticulitis, rx involves antibiotics. Initial diet rx is with liquids only, allowing the inflammation to decrease. As inflammation decr ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Never seen it: I've been in pediatrics now for 3 decades and never seen or heard of a case of diverticulitis.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
See a doctor NOW: Classic presentation is fever, abdominal pain (usually left sided), and elevated white blood cell count. Some people don't have the classic presentat ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Diverticulitis can lead to:: Abdominal abscess, Bowel perforation.
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Antibiotics : Bowel rest, clear liquid diet.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Antibiotics: If you are describing an active infection from acute diverticulitis, then appropriate oral or intravenous antibiotics are indicated. Diverticulosis is ... Read More

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