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can you die from diverticulitis?

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Dr. Siamak Milanchi
Colon and Rectal Surgery 25 years experience
It is rare: Diverticulitis has various potential complications which ranges from minor infection which responds well to oral antibiotics, to severe infection and peritonitis caused by spillage of stool from colon into the abdominal cavity. In severe cases it usually needs surgery and in these cases patient may end up having a colostomy. These days it is so rare to die from diverticulitis.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Death from diverticu: Yes you can if you are not treated properly as it can cause perforation and sepsis.But if it is diagnosed and treated approprieately and follw up the prognosis is good.

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