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Are oral antibiotics sufficient treatment for diverticulitis and diverticulitis?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Donald Kim
Surgery - Colorectal
4 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
In mild uncomplicated cases of diverticulitis, oral antibiotics are sufficient treatment for diverticulitis.
More severe episodes may require hospital admission and intravenous antibiotics.

In brief: Depends
In mild uncomplicated cases of diverticulitis, oral antibiotics are sufficient treatment for diverticulitis.
More severe episodes may require hospital admission and intravenous antibiotics.
Dr. Donald Kim
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Sometimes
Diverticulitis occurs when one of the small diverticular "pouches" of the wall of the colon ruptures, leading to the egress of intestinal contents.
If a neighboring structure or organ "band-aids" this hole closed, minor inflammation will follow, amenable to outpatient rx with oral antibiotics. If the hole does not seal rapidly, IV antibiotics or even surgery may be necessary.

In brief: Sometimes
Diverticulitis occurs when one of the small diverticular "pouches" of the wall of the colon ruptures, leading to the egress of intestinal contents.
If a neighboring structure or organ "band-aids" this hole closed, minor inflammation will follow, amenable to outpatient rx with oral antibiotics. If the hole does not seal rapidly, IV antibiotics or even surgery may be necessary.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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