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treating diverticulitis with antibiotics
A member asked:
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: But it is not common and you will suffer much longer without the abx.
60 years experience Family Medicine
Antibiotics: Antibiotics are usually required but this decision must be ade between you and your treating physician. Good luck
A 43-year-old member asked:
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
A 48-year-old female asked:
48 years experience Pathology
Depends on the : Antibiotic. Please check with your pharmacist about interaction between your prescription and metamucil.
16 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Unless you are having diarrhea then you can continue to take metamucil.
A 53-year-old member asked:
26 years experience Gastroenterology
See doctor, surgery: If you have well documented diverticulitis (i.e. Ct proven) then you would probably be a good candidate for surgery. It is important to take the prop ... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
27 years experience Breast Surgery
Timing: You can start taking metamucil after all the acute inflammation has resolved. You will know when this happens because you will be pain-free while off ... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
57 years experience Pediatrics
High fiber diet: Eat lots of fruits an vegetables, figs, dates, raisins and nuts. Eat high fiber cereals. 25-30 grams of fiber per day is helpful.
A 29-year-old female asked:
44 years experience General Surgery
Yes.: It could mean that you have recurrence or incomplete treatment. If you have recurrent attacks or no success on medical treatment, you might need to h ... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
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See doctor: If not getting better after 48h most authorities recommend medical review. At least to check that is the diagnosis
A 21-year-old member asked:
33 years experience General Surgery
Sometimes: Diverticulitis occurs when one of the small diverticular "pouches" of the wall of the colon ruptures, leading to the egress of intestinal contents. I ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
23 years experience General Surgery
Poo you: Although diarrhea maybe normal the fact that you are on antibiotics might be the cause of you diarrhea . Reccomend mentioning the diarrhea to your doc ... Read More
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