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Diverticulitis Treatment Without Antibiotics
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
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
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
Diet and fluids: When talking of diverticulosis, eat a high fiber diet and drink a minimum of 80-100 ounces of noncaffeinated, non alcoholic fluid daily, more if you do strenous activity or fly in planes a lot. If you have divertiulitis, ie infected diverticulum low fiber diet and 2 weeks of antibiotics. Maintain low fiber for 4-6 weeks after resolution of symptoms the resume recommendations for diverticulosis. ...Read more
Ab, I've fluids...: Acute diverticulitis commonly presents as left lower abdomen pain, fever, tenderness on exam. Cause is inflammation/infection of a diverticulum, which is a pouch coming off the colon wall (extremely common and no sx). Treatment is bowel rest (clear fluids only perhaps), IV fluids, antibiotics. If mild case, maybe outpt. If severe or abscess forms, possibly surgery. If recurrent x 3, surgery. ...Read more
When complicated: Most diverticulitis is successfully treated with antibiotics. Indications for surgery include free perforation with sepsis, an abscess that can't be treated with percutaneous drainage, fistulas to other organs, strictures or obstruction, and occasionally numerous recurrent episodes of diverticulitis. ...Read more
2 different answers:
Diverticulosis best managed with hi fiber diet and plenty of noncaffeinated fluids, avoiding nuts, seeds, and popcorn.
Diverticulitis needs confirmatory diagnostic test which may include ct scan, cbc, physical exam, prior colonoscopy reports and is treated with antibiotics, modified low fiber diet and potentially surgery for recurrent episodes or complications such as abscess, fistula, obstructio. ...Read more
I have mngie disease as well as diverticulitis of the small bowel. Do I have any options for treatment?
Unknown: You have a very rare disorder that's been reported in less than 100 patients. It's associated with neurological conditions as well as GI ones with pathognomonic findings on mri. You would be best followed at an ultra specialized center where they are involved in research. You can find links on the web via the nlm - national library of medicine. ...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
Appx what percentage develop a stricture after surgery 4 colon/bladder fistula & diverticulitis? Is the balloon treatment (dillation?)very successful?
Not frequent: If stricture develops may be due to recurrences of disease, balloon dilation may help, will require resection for better out come. ...Read more
Is it safe to take a laxitive when taking metronidazole and ciprofloxacin for treatment of diverticulitis?
Ask your doc 1st!: Diverticulitis is a serious infection of the lower intestines. If you cannot have a bowel movement, without a laxative, it may be a sign that your infection is getting worse. Please call your doctor and let him know now. If you have abdominal pain, fever, vomiting, or other worsening symptoms, got to an ER. ...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
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'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
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.
Antibiotics: Antibiotics are usually required but this decision must be ade between you and your treating physician. 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 diverticula 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
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
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 diverticulosis cause me to feel pressure on my bladder? I've had diverticulitis recently/cleared up with antibiotics.
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