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Can sulfamethoxazole treat diverticulitis pain?

Can sulfamethoxazole treat diverticulitis pain?

Indirectly: This medication is an antibiotic, intended to treat your colon infection, diverticulitis. You likely have a second antibiotic. When your colon responds to the antibiotic and heals, your pain will decrease. Get evaluated sooner if fever or vomiting occur. Take a friend with you to doc appointments. Be well. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Diverticulitis (Definition)

An inflammation or infection in one or more small pouches ...Read more


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Diverticulitis pain has gone away, should I still see the doctor or wait to see if it comes back?

Diverticulitis pain has gone away, should I still see the doctor or wait to see if it comes back?

If the pain: is gone there is no reason to see your Health Care Provider since it sounds like you already have a certain Diagnosis! If the pain returns acuite Diverticulitis may require antibiotics!! You also should be following dietary rules to reduce the number of attacks! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Can diverticulitis pain be mostly on the right side of your abdomen with no constipation?

Can diverticulitis pain be mostly on the right side of your abdomen with no constipation?

Yes: It is true that diverticulitis is most often on the left side of the abdomen. However right sided diverticulitis does occur and is not a result of constipation. ...Read more

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CT scan didn't show diverticulitis.Pain on left and right of belly button, nausea.Had Cdiff, Colitis, Diverticulitis last year. Can CT miss something?

CT scan didn't show diverticulitis.Pain on left and right of belly button, nausea.Had Cdiff, Colitis, Diverticulitis last year. Can CT miss something?

At age 61: would suggest CT scan NOT SUFFICIENT to rule out bowel disorders ..you need a screening Endoscopic exam....by a qualified Gastroenterologist ...Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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Can diverticulitis cause pain in the thighs and hips?

Can diverticulitis cause pain in the thighs and hips?

Perhaps: Not diverticulitis by itself but an abscess could impinge on various nerves that run through the pelvis and there is at least one nerve that could be affected like this. I would seek medical evaluation and consider a ct of the pelvis with oral/iv contrast. ...Read more

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Would diverticulitis cause pain during bowel movements?

Would diverticulitis cause pain during bowel movements?

It can: It depends on the location of the pain; typical might be left lower abdomen or pelvic, associated with the sigmoid colon inflammation. If you are having fevers or all-over abdominal pain, or signs of infection you should see your doctor; consider taking a daily fiber supplement. ...Read more

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83yo developed 2 severe bouts of diverticulitis from pain meds for a total knee replacement. Needs shoulder done.What pain meds won't bust the colon?

83yo developed 2 severe bouts of diverticulitis from pain meds for a total knee replacement. Needs shoulder done.What pain meds won't bust the colon?

All: Narcotics will cause some degree of constipation. Need to review with the surgeon if there are non-narcotic pain medication options. Otherwise will need a strict bowel regimen after surgery with increased liquids ti drink and metamucil after surgery with bowel softeners added as needed. ...Read more

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Last nite had what I think was a diverticulitis episode pain, difficult passing gas, mucus with a bit of blood and low grade fever. Very little bland food the past two days. Today better no fever but stomach and abdomen still feels uncomfortable. Should

Last nite had what I think was a diverticulitis episode pain, difficult passing gas, mucus with a bit of blood and low grade fever.  Very little bland food the past two days. Today better no fever but stomach and abdomen still feels uncomfortable. Should

Go to ER OR A DOCTOR: if you have acute diverticulitis you need a proper treatment pending the stages of your infection that will be be assessed by physical examination and CT scan if mild you stay on light diet and take oral antibiotic if moderate or severe you need IV antibiotic and IV fluid and you might have to stay fasting to prevent complicated diverticulitis that could mean surgery.so go and see a doctor please ...Read more

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Sigmoid removed in 2012 for diverticulitis.Constant pain in lower abdomen since.Ct and colonoscopy normal. Gi says IBS but had for years. Not IBS pain?

Sigmoid removed in 2012 for diverticulitis.Constant pain in lower abdomen since.Ct and colonoscopy normal. Gi says IBS but had for years. Not IBS pain?

Discuss with GI MD: We can not answer without knowing more details of the cause of your sigmoid colon to be removed, the pain may be related to the underlying condition and even with normal cat scan you may need further testing like colonoscopy? So i will suggest you consult your gastroenterologist for your stabbing/dull pain. ...Read more

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Does diverticulitis cause back pain?

Does diverticulitis cause back pain?

Yes: Yes it can, though typically the pain is in the abdomen. ...Read more

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Is it possible for diverticulitis to cause pain on the right side if i've already had a partial colectomy?

Is it possible for diverticulitis to cause pain on the right side if i've already had a partial colectomy?

Yes: Often in women who have had a prior hysterectomy, the sigmoid colon shifts from the left to the center or even the right side of the lower abdomen and hence pain would be felt in the suprapubic or right lower abdomen mwith diverticulitis. ...Read more

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6mos of ado pain diag.Diverticulitis via scope pain is now intermittent occurs weekly surg says reassess in 3mos why still in pain if no infection?

You are getting bet-: Ter, from you describe. Some of these things take a while to settle down. I would talk it over with your surgeon who is treating you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have Appendicitis or diverticulitis with mild pain that comes and goes? no fever, and no intense pain when pushed on?

Yes: Yes, you can have mild versions of both but this is pretty uncommon. There are other diagnoses that can cause similar symptoms in a young woman including ovarian cysts, pregnancy, endometriosis, and irritable bowel syndrome. See you doctor for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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Surgeon wants ctscan re:abdo pain/diverticulitis family doc thinks I've had too many 1chest and 1abdo in march and 2 last year should I be concerned?

Balance: You need to discuss with your doctors, the minimal risk of radiation exposure versus the need or importance if you need a ct scan now. Need to know what the physical findings are, your full medical history, and balance the risks of the importance or lack of importance of having another ct scan now. ...Read more

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What could be causing my lower abdomen pain? Diverticulitis?

Considerations: Causes of recurrent lower abdominal discomfort may be identified by first addressing accompanying signs/symptoms so as to localize the organ involved: vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniations? Age? Gender? Risk factors? ...Read more

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Can there be a relation between diverticulitis and nerve pain in legs?

Can there be a relation between diverticulitis and nerve pain in legs?

I don't think so: Unless the infection is so severe that spreads to the areas of the nerves. Anatomically these structures are not that close. You should look for other causes. Ask your doctor for more accurate assessment. ...Read more

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10 yrs ago I had shingles on left side of stomach. I have pain, diverticulitis not yet confirmed and costocondritis, Could the pain be related?

10 yrs ago I had shingles on left side of stomach. I have pain, diverticulitis not yet confirmed and costocondritis, Could the pain be related?

No.: Shingles is not related to diverticulitis or costochrondritis. Shingles is caused by the virus that causes chicken pox. The virus remains dormant in nerve roots along our spine.For unclear reasons the virus begins to multiply and travels along the nerves in the skin causing a rash and pain. Diverticulitis is an infection involving pockets in the wall of the large intestine. ...Read more

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Would diverticulitis cause anal pain during bowel movements?

Would diverticulitis cause anal pain during bowel movements?

Prob not: Probably not. Usually pain with a bowel movement is the result of either an anal fissure or external hemorrhoid. Neither one is dangerous and both are easily treated. Diverticulitis will usually give a patient fever and abdominal pain. The pain is more constant in nature. How long have you had this pain and is there any bleeding associated with the bm? ...Read more

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