Fleming Island, FL
A 39-year-old female asked:
I've had diverticulitis 3 times in a year and a half. is surgery a good idea now? i'm 39?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 44 years experience
It depends on the severity of the previous episodes. If they were managed successfully outpatient, surgery is not absolutely indicated.
Answered Oct 11, 2022
Dr. Eric Kaplananswered
Colon and Rectal Surgery 44 years experience
If these were uncomplicated events with no perforation or abscess, Surgery is not necessary. Best is to improve non caffeine/non alcoholic fluid intake to avoid dry hard pelletized stool and eat a high fiber diet which makes it unnecessary to take fiber supplements. Fluids is very important for good colon health and avoiding constipation.
Reviewed Oct 28, 2022
Last updated Oct 28, 2022
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