A 47-year-old member asked:
How do you know the difference between diverticulitis and colitis?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Randy Stevensanswered
General Surgery 26 years experience
Your doctor: Your doctor can talk to you about the differences between colitis and diverticulitis. Diverticulitis is an inflammation of the outpouching in the colon. Diverticular disease is an abnormal but common finding in the large intestine. Colitis is general inflammation of the entire large intestine.
4.8k viewsReviewed Apr 01, 2023
A 43-year-old member asked:
What is the difference between colitis disease and diverticulitis?
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Dr. Yash Khannaanswered
Family Medicine 59 years experience
Diverticulitis colit: Colitis is inflammation in the inner lining of colon, it can happen due to inflammatory bowel disease like ulcerative colitis and crohns disease, and certain infections.And diverticulitis is an infection in the diverticuli which are puches in the wall of colon, and need to treat with antibiotics like Flagyl and cipro, (ciprofloxacin) sometime surgery.Colitis is treated with antiinflammatory drugs asachol and prednis.
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Last updated Apr 1, 2023
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