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clarithromycin is used for diverticulitis

A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Not the right Atb: Clatithromycin lacks coverage for most of the intestinal bacteria that may cause bouts of diverticulitis. Would suggest calling your PCP if there is p ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Hoffman
34 years experience General Surgery
Most often used: Antibiotics for diverticulitis are Levaquin (levofloxacin) and Flagyl or instead of flagyl, cleocin. Treatment is usually for 10 days. These can be ta ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience General Surgery
Combination of tests: Diverticulitis is inflammation of small sacs (diverticula) in the large intestine. Clinical symptoms including right lower quadrant pain, sometimes a ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Early vs. Late: Acute diverticulitis is associated with swelling of the colon that may create a temporary partial blockage of the colon. Therefore, we often advocate ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
It can be.: Diverticulitis occurs when a small pocket on the wall of the colon ruptures. If the hole seals quickly, one may be treated as an out-patient with ora ... Read More
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Dr. Siamak Milanchi
24 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
It is rare: Diverticulitis has various potential complications which ranges from minor infection which responds well to oral antibiotics, to severe infection and ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Probably ok: True acute diverticulitis is an infection requiring antibiotics for treatment. During acute diverticulitis one may be directed to eat lighter, smaller ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Belly pain and fever: Belly pain, especially in the left lower part of the abdomen, and fever.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Olson
33 years experience Family Medicine
Out-pouches colon: Colon is a long tube, and sometimes it gets "out-pouches, big or small. Pressure in the colon causes them. They can hurt, get infected or bleed. Ca ... Read More
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Colon outpouching: Diverticulosis is an outpouching of the wall of the colon due to a weakness in the colonic wall. Diverticulitis is when something gets stuck in the ou ... Read More
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