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A 23-year-old female asked:

I have been told that i have diverticulitis and colitis.i am on oral cipro (ciprofloxacin) and flagyl for both.how long for the meds to kick in and the diarrheatostop?

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Dr. Perry Milman
Gastroenterology 48 years experience
Confirm the dx: You first have to make sure that the diagnosis is correct. Diverticular associated colitis is a real entity, but it is less common than ulcerative colitis or crohn's disease. If a gastroenterologist confirmed that diagnosis with colonoscopy and biopsy, then sometimes antibiotics, such as Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Flagyl may not work to stop the diarrhea. Other treatment options are possible.

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Last updated May 17, 2017

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