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I have been diagnoised with diverticulitis, with only a CT scan, they have said i need resection of my colon, this seems pretty drastic what should I do?

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Dr. Paxton Daniel
Radiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Second opinion

Diverticulitis often resolves with antibiotics and conservative measures.
Surgery usually is reserved for recurrent bouts of diverticulitis, colon obstruction, or concern about underlying cancer. Second opinion regarding need for surgery is a good idea.

In brief: Second opinion

Diverticulitis often resolves with antibiotics and conservative measures.
Surgery usually is reserved for recurrent bouts of diverticulitis, colon obstruction, or concern about underlying cancer. Second opinion regarding need for surgery is a good idea.
Dr. Paxton Daniel
Dr. Paxton Daniel
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Dr. Douglas Beall
The answer provided previously by Dr Daniel is entirely correct. I agree completely
Dr. Mark Pack
Surgery

In brief: Possibly true

Depending on your symptoms, the findings on the CT, the findings on lab, etc.
... surgical resection may indeed be indicated. Severe diverticulitis in a young person like you could be an indication that more (and maybe more severe) attacks are to follow. See a surgeon.

In brief: Possibly true

Depending on your symptoms, the findings on the CT, the findings on lab, etc.
... surgical resection may indeed be indicated. Severe diverticulitis in a young person like you could be an indication that more (and maybe more severe) attacks are to follow. See a surgeon.
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack
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