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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. Mark Hoepfner
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Diverticulitis (Definition)

Diverticulitis is inflamation and/or infection of diverticuli, almost exclusively of the colon. The most common place is in the sigmoid colon, low on the left side. Symptoms are pain and tenderness of the left lower abdomen. They can be mild to severe. Sometimes worse with ...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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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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