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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 84-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Fietsam
34 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Yes, but may not gel: Diverticulitis indicates an infection. Usually requires antibiotics. Senokot, (senna) may help reduce the effects of diverticulosis, this is an unin ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Herman
Specializes in Gastroenterology
No: Diverticulosis is a process through which the colon makes "pockets" over time. It is a common condition and generally does not cause discomfort or fev ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
I generally: Treat acute diverticulitis with 2 weeks of antibiotics and to stay on a no to low fiber diet for 6 weeks from diagnosis. I do not recommend starting p ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Stein
23 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
4-6 weeks: Depending on whether the surgery is laparoscopic or open changes the recovery. Typically my patients are home after 4-5 days and back doing usual acti ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
2 weeks: Flagyl and Cipro (ciprofloxacin) or Levaquin should be given for at least 14 days along with dietary modification.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
No specifics to give: Probiotics is known to help restore normal bacterial flora of intestines if being altered by antibiotic use or poor lifestyle. Its recommended dose is ... Read More
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Diverticulitis: High fibre diet is recommended for longterm management of the condition. Some authorities though would recommend avoiding high fibre, high residue f ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Unknown : Nobody knows exactly how long before a diverticulum becomes blocked until infection sets in. It's also unclear exactly get the relationship between di ... Read More
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