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Antibiotics Used To Treat Diverticulitis
My husband has been being treated for a diverticulitis flare up with antibiotics since Sunday morning and has had nothing but broth and popsicles sinc?
I just finished bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds for inflamed cyst, I also have been having chronic diverticulitis can these antibiotics treat diverticulitis same time?
Possibly: However, if it is going to work you actually must have a confirmed diagnosis of acute diverticulitis, not chronic diverticulosis. You would need 14 days of antibiotics and a 6-week course of low/no fiber diet. My preference is to confirm diverticulitis by labs, exam and possible CT scan, then initiate the above treatment if confirmed. I prefer levaquin/metronidazole as a more effective antibiotic ...Read more
Been taking Flagyl and keflex for diverticulitis have developed a yeast infection, can I take fluconazole along with my antibiotics to treat it?
Yes: Fluconazole can be taken along with Keflex and flagyl. Stop the Macrobid you list as taking. This drug has many toxicities and is only a urinary antiseptic which does not achieve therapeutic tissue levels. It is only used to treat or prevent bladder infections. You certainly don't need to take it while you are on the other antibiotics. ...Read more
Antibiotics: Antibiotics are usually required but this decision must be ade between you and you're treating physician. Good luck ...Read more
My diverticulitis keeps coming back after I finish antibiotics. This is my 4th time! What can I do?
See doctor, surgery: If you have well documented diverticulitis (i.e. Ct proven) then you would probably be a good candidate for surgery. It is important to take the proper antibiotics for 10-14 days to try to cure the infection. A ct should be done to exclude abscess formation as well. You should see your dictor. ...Read more
When should you start taking Metamucil after an acute attack of diverticulitis that required hospitalization and antibiotics.?
I have a diverticulitis attack and on antibiotics and water. What foods should I introduce when attack shows signs of going? Thanks.
Can diverticulitis return a week after finding out you have it? Was hospitalized for a week on 2 kinds of IV antibiotics and sent home with oral
I'm on a low fibre diet for a few weeks after a diverticulitis attack still have running poo is this ok. I still on antibiotics?
It is ok.
You colon is still reacting and recovering from inflammation. This is a common finding.
Things, however, to be careful for. It should not be worsening. No fevers/chills. If the runny stool is pure water, that is concerning. If it is so much that it can dehydrate you, that is concerning.
Overall, if it is not slowly improving, see your doctor. If worse at any point, see your doctor. ...Read more
I have diverticulitis and recovering from a bout of it. I finished my antibiotics a week ago. Can I start using citrucel daily? And how much?
Yes: Take the recommended dosage at bedtime. You should be ok ...Read more
Is it possible for diverticulitis to come back in a month after a 2-week antibiotic treatment even if trying to stick to a diet?
Yes: 35 year old gentleman s/p 2 week treatment for diverticular disease now with unknown symptoms recurring. You should contact your treating physician immediately and if you have severe symptoms go to the ER. Diverticulosis is an anatomical problem that can lead to diverticulitis, the infection/abscess associated with the infection can be resistant or recur. Prior CT scan results helpful. Good luck. ...Read more
I have infected diverticulitis and on clamoxyl. This is the secon antibiotics in a week. Should I exercise while I have this infection.?
No exercise : Exercise during a bout of diverticulitis or infection ; associated inflammation of a diverticulum or pouch like sac arising from the intestine. It may be associated with a microperforation ; therefore carry a small but real risk of frank perforation peritonitis. Low fiber diet, good hydration, completion of a course of antibiotics, ; general rest is what I recommend. Colonoscopy recommended in 6wk. ...Read more
My wife received antibiotics for treatment of diverticulitis today and took them about 3 hours ago. Her fever is higher now. Is that okay?
Probably: Three hours is too short a time to expect results from antibiotics taken by mouth. Fevers are not uncommon in diverticulitis. If the fever is not making your wife very uncomfortable, then she should just drink lots of fluids to avoid dehydration. Fever is a natural protective mechanism of the body that helps fight infection. However, if she is uncomfortable, she should take Tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more
Diagnose w diverticulitis w mri day before end of my antibiotics started diarrhea all the time going on 3rd day no other symptoms please advise?
ClostridiumDifficile: 36 year old gentleman finished course of antibiotics for diverticulitis now with 3 days of diarrhea. Please contact the treating physician and discuss your symptoms. After a course of antibiotics Clostridium Difficile is a big concern and can present variably with watery diarrhea and no fever to very high fevers &colitis. Blood tests and stool culture are indicated in this situation. Good luck. ...Read more
I was in the hospital for diverticulitis and finished my antibiotics 2 weeks ago. I now have dv again. Could it be a new infection? Or same one?
Possible, so...: Clinically, antibiotics could be effective to control/seal off local infection related to "rupturing" diverticulitis, but not always evolving as expected. For what you reported, it is definitely worthwhile to be re-checked so to decide what is going on. To get all related things done correctly, follow instructions described in https://ebettercare.com/feel-become-sick/. The you can work well with ...Read more
Hi I have been diagnosed with diverticulitis and also have gout. Should i be careful with the antibiotics they have me on vs the steroids n gout meds.
Can I use an antibiotic that I have in the house to start treatment for diverticulitis? It is clarithromycin 250. I have had bouts of diverticulitis
Can diverticulosis cause me to feel pressure on my bladder? I've had diverticulitis recently/cleared up with antibiotics.
I've had diverticulitis for 3 weeks low fiber diet and 3 rounds of antibiotics only little improvement taking lots of fluids any other suggestions?
Is diagnosis correct: I have taken care of patients with diverticulitis in their 30s but is uncommon. Was diagnosis made with CT scan? The usual protocol is to confirm diagnosis with CT if not pregnant and treat with appropriate antibiotics and low residue diet. If no improvement either change oral antibiotics or go into hospital for IV antibiotics and gut rest. Repeat scan 10-14 days if still no improvement ...Read more
When is diverticulitis an emergency? I have it in 3 places and I'm in unbearable pain. I'm also 20 weeks pregnant. Oral/IM antibiotics haven't helped.
It's been 10day after antibiotics for diverticulitis still feeling sore after BM what can I do not to get constipated but still keep low fibr diet?
Can you have diverticulitis if both a CT and colonoscopy were normal? Do antibiotics continue to work after finishing the full course?
Good studies and highly accurate.
Antibiotics wear off at specific metabolic rates ...Read more
After my antibiotic treatment of diverticulitis and all pain is gone and im eating more fiber and healthier. Is it okay to smoke marijuna?
Seriously?: Until it is legalized, no it is illegal. ...Read more
Diagnosed with diverticulitis on Sept15th 2017 went on 10 days of antibiotics Metronidazole & Ciprofloxacin 500mg finished the 10 days was feeling great no pain for 2 week & was following proper diet but went off course for 1 day now pain back why?
I am taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Flagyl for diverticulitis can the combination of both antibiotics make your pee dark?
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