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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been diagnosed with diverticular disease, extensive diverticulosis. Is there any conservative treatment for this? Would like to avoid surgery.
Osis and itis: Diverticulosis is the presence of diverticula, small outpouchings "pockets" typically in the sigmoid colon that develop as people age. This is very common with time. Diverticulitis is inflammation associated with the diverticula and typically requires treatment with antibiotics. The presence of the pockets does not mean you with get diverticulitis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
May help: Diverticulitis is an active infection in small pouches on the colon & needs antibiotics for treatment & bland liquid diet during the infection. Diverticulosus is small colon pouches that are not infected & eating a high fiber diet can help prevent episodes of diverticulitis infection from occurring. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have severe chronic diverticulosis. Diet and laxatives not helping with constipation and pain. What are my options?
See a doctor: Diverticulosis is not surgically treated. Diverticulosis does not cause constipation. You need to see a doctor for treatment of your chronic constipation. Repeated episodes of true infection requiring antibiotics due to recurrent diverticulitis may benefit from surgery, but this surgery will not be expected to correct chronic constipation either. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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