1 doctor weighed in:

Please explain what happens if diverticulitis goes untreated?

1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Many things

Infection, abscess, perforation, peritonitis, fistulization to another organ such as bladder or vagina, even death from sepsis.
Do not ignore if you suspect diverticulitis. See your doctor or an er asap.

In brief: Many things

Infection, abscess, perforation, peritonitis, fistulization to another organ such as bladder or vagina, even death from sepsis.
Do not ignore if you suspect diverticulitis. See your doctor or an er asap.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Buck Parker
Board Certified, Surgery
14 years in practice
468K people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors