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Can I use doxycycline for diverticulitis? Allergic to sulfa and penicillin and unable to tolerate cipro/flagyl. Have not tried doxycycline.

Can I use doxycycline for diverticulitis? Allergic to sulfa and penicillin and unable to tolerate cipro/flagyl. Have not tried doxycycline.

Yes, one of the opti: But you should also try to find out whether you are allergic or intolerant to Flagyl or Cipro. Seek the help of an allergist since diverticulitis tends to recur. And doxycycline may or may not work the next time. ...Read more

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Could I use doxycycline to treat diverticulitis?

Could I use doxycycline to treat diverticulitis?

Yes: General info many different antibiotics can be used for divertiulitis ...Read more

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How many milgrams of doxycycline do I need to take for divertiulitis?

How many milgrams of doxycycline do I need to take for divertiulitis?

Get doctor's advice: This sounds like you have diagnosed yourself and are hoping to treat yourself without a doctor's advice. Sorry, but I won't help you do that. Diverticulitis can be serious and other things can cause the same symptoms. See a doctor if you haven't done so then follow her advice about treatment. (Apologies if I'm wrong -- but you still need a doctor's direct advice.) ...Read more

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Will an ultrasound show diverticulitis or Crohn's? Had colonoscopy about a year ago and it results were clean. Having Mid-LLQ pain & dr ordered U/S.

Will an ultrasound show diverticulitis or Crohn's? Had colonoscopy about a year ago and it results were clean. Having Mid-LLQ pain & dr ordered U/S.

No diagnostic test: Is ever 100%. There are always false negatives and positives. In your case, your doctor was probably looking for kidney stones or infection or a problem with your ovary, not something in the colon. US has better sensitivity in kidney and ovarian problems than in colon problems. ...Read more

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Diet for diverticulitis?

Diet for diverticulitis?

Early vs. Late: Acute diverticulitis is associated with swelling of the colon that may create a temporary partial blockage of the colon. Therefore, we often advocate no food or just liquids during the initial phase of treatment. When food is resumed, it is common to recommend a low-residue diet early on. After the inflammation resolves, we often recommend high-fiber diets, which may reduce the risk of recurrence. ...Read more

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Is diverticulitis serious?

Is diverticulitis serious?

Possibly: Diverticulitis is inflammation of the large bowel (also known as the colon). The inflammation results from simple infection to catastrophic perforation with leakage of contents into the abdomen. Most patients experience very minimal symptoms and are easily treated with antibiotics. However, some patients present with life-threatening symptoms, requiring hospitalization and emergency surgery. ...Read more

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Can you die from diverticulitis?

Can you die from diverticulitis?

It is rare: Diverticulitis has various potential complications which ranges from minor infection which responds well to oral antibiotics, to severe infection and peritonitis caused by spillage of stool from colon into the abdominal cavity. In severe cases it usually needs surgery and in these cases patient may end up having a colostomy. These days it is so rare to die from diverticulitis. ...Read more

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Is cornbread bad for diverticulitis?

Is cornbread bad for diverticulitis?

Probably ok: True acute diverticulitis is an infection requiring antibiotics for treatment. During acute diverticulitis one may be directed to eat lighter, smaller, softer, low fiber foods. As the infection resolves, eventually a high fiber diet would then be recommended to help prevent recurrences. Corn bread by itself, in moderation, should have no affect on diverticulitis. Drink plenty water too. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of diverticulitis?

What are the symptoms of diverticulitis?

Belly pain and fever: Belly pain, especially in the left lower part of the abdomen, and fever. ...Read more

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What is diverticulitis and what cause it?

What is diverticulitis and what cause it?

Diverticulitis: Assuming you have diverticulosis in the first place, the symptoms of diverticulitis would include fever, chills, sweats, nausea, diarrhea and abdominal pains usually either in the lower left or lower right aspect. Diverticulitis comes from a ruptured diverticulum. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is diverticulitis?

Inflamed pocket: Diverticulosis is thin walled pockets in wall of colon. Diverticulitis: inflammation of pockets. Not caused by something getting stuck in them, but from increased pressure in bowel: weakest link, so small perforation, with spasm, inflammation. Mild: outpt rx, oral antibiotics; more so: inpatient abs; severe: surgery for drainage, inpt abs. Hi fiber diet may help prevent. Itis: no fiber initially. ...Read more

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So what are the symptoms of diverticulitis?

So what are the symptoms of diverticulitis?

Diverticulitis: Most people develop colon diverticuli (outpouchings of the wall of the bowel) as they age. When these become inflamed it is called diverticulitis and can produce pain, diarrhea, sometimes blood in the stools. ...Read more

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Are there different types of diverticulitis cures?

Are there different types of diverticulitis cures?

No: While there are many different antibiotics that can be used to treat diverticulitis, and taking a regular fiber supplement may reduce the likelihood of further episodes, the only cure for diverticulitis is to remove the diseased portion of the colon. This is commonly done as a laparoscopic operation. It represents major surgery and is only indicated under certain circumstances. ...Read more

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Should I be, eating sweets, I have diverticulitis?

Should I be, eating sweets, I have diverticulitis?

Sweet not bad: Sweet are not bad for diverticulitis unless you are eating baklava which full of nuts that is bad ...Read more

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What are the corollaries of getting diverticulitis?

Not sure what asking: Inflamed diverticuli may affect adjacent tissues with the inflammation of these producing a wide spectrum of symptoms. They may perforate and produce localized abscesses, peritonitis, sepsis, formation of fistulous tracts to other organs, scarring and adhesions may create intestinal obstruction. If appropriately managed, however, these are uncommon. ...Read more

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What foods are described as bland foods? Diverticulitis

What foods are described as bland foods? Diverticulitis

Bland: Bland foods usually are not spicy or acidic or interesting. Think cheese sandwich,
cream of mushroom soup, crackers...... If is sounds too good, it's probably not on
your diet! ...Read more

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What foods should I avoid if I have diverticulitis and diverticulitis?

Diverticular Disease: Diverticular disease can be less frequent or severe by avoiding foods such as corn, popcorn, nuts and seeds. These items can get lodged in the pockets in your colon (diverticula) and cause inflammation which could lead to diverticulitis. ...Read more

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How is suspicion of diverticulitis confirmed?

How is suspicion of diverticulitis confirmed?

Examination: And history, elevated wbc, fever, pain usually in the lower abdomen toward the left and a confirmatory ct scan of abdomen and pelvis. ...Read more

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What is diverticulitis treatment?

What is diverticulitis treatment?

Antibiotics: Usually antibiotics. Severe cases may require surgery. ...Read more

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What medications are recommended for diverticulitis and intestinal spasms?

What medications are recommended for diverticulitis and intestinal spasms?

2 problems: Acute diverticulitis is commonly treated with antibiotic such as Flagyl and clindamycin, effective against anaerobic (lack of oxygen areas) bacteria. See prior answer for more details. Intestinal spasm can be a part of diverticulitis, but is really a problem unto itself. There is only one cause of pain in the lower GI tract: abd wall muscle spasm. This is underlying ibs, colon masses/obstruction. ...Read more

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What's the maximum dose of doxycycline?

What's the maximum dose of doxycycline?

100 mg twice daily: Doxycycline is usually given in doses of 100 mg orally or IV twice daily for just about all conditions. Cholera is an exception. The type of condition that is being treated dictates the duration of therapy. ...Read more

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What is vibramycin (doxycycline) used for?

What is vibramycin (doxycycline) used for?

Doxycycline: This is a tetracycline derivative. It is an antibiotic effective against a variety of bacteria and other microorganisms and can be used in various types of infections. ...Read more

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Can doxycycline affect cysts?

Can doxycycline affect cysts?

Which cysts?: Ovarian cysts or acne cysts? For acne doxy can be given upto 6 months as it acts on a bacteria called propionibacterium acnes which causes inflammation in the acne affected skin. In pid / ovarian cysts with suspected infecion, Doxycycline is given both as an inpt. Or as an outpt. Antibiotic, most of the times in addition to another abx. Like Ampicillin /cephlosporin inj/oral. Twice doxy alone sometim. ...Read more

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Can doxycycline make you tired?

Can doxycycline make you tired?

Doxycycline: Doxycycline is amongst one of the most commonly used and safest antibiotics available. Feeling tired or fatigue is a possible side effect of doxycycline, but the fatigue is generally tolerable and not profound. A long list of things can also cause fatigue including the condition doxycyline is being used for. ...Read more

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Does doxycycline work on boils?

Does doxycycline work on boils?

No: Boils can't usually be treated with antibiotics. Once pus has accumulated, the boil needs to be opened and drained. ...Read more

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