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A 55-year-old male asked:

i'm seeing my gi doctor in the morning who has set me up for blood work and imaging for possible diverticulitis. i have some amoxicillin at home and would like to take a dose to start the fight against infection. is this safe and will it alter the resul

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Dr. David Drewitz
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Don't do it: Amoxicillin is not the proper antibiotic to take for suspected diverticulitis and potentially could make you worse. Better off waiting till diagnosis made. Good Luck!

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