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how long does it take for diverticulitis to heal

A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Sigmoid resection: Bowel movements may not be normal for a few weeks as the shortened segment promotes looser stools postop. Avoid eating harsh roughage for weeks and in ... Read More

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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saul Hymes
14 years experience Pediatric Infectious Disease
It varies: If untreated it could take days or it could take weeks. But a diagnosis of diverticulitis should be treated promptly with antibiotics regardless of th ... Read More
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Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
You need to ask: this question to your doctor who knows your medical history. I do not advise you to treat yourself for an assumed diverticulitis if this is the case.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
It is unlikely that: these natural products will harm you. Grapefruit extract can interfere with other medicines you might be taking but on its own is OK. Vitamin D can be ... Read More
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Dr. Terry Simpson
34 years experience General Surgery
Jock strap: And ice. It's happens but will get better in a few days. If not see a urologist, .
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Depends on: Severity, but usually 4-7 days. If it goes any longer, it could be something else. Consult with GI specialist for advice.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Few weeks: Each person is different & have differing degrees of infection from diverticulitis. One should start feeling better in a few days, but may take a few ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Syed Tahir
46 years experience General Surgery
??: If patient did not have surgery than when pain is gone and normal bowl movement starts and pt. Feels better. After surgery it depends how surgery was ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
For acute: Attacks, broad spectrum antibiotics. Once the acute episode subsides, doctors generally recommend a high fiber diet in order to relax muscles that ca ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
No "accumulation": Diverticuli are little pockets of the colon that are prone to rupture, causing inflammation at the site of perforation, called diverticulitis. This w ... Read More
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