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What should I do at home to treat an attack of diverticulitis?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: See your doctor.

First and foremost, if you suspect that you are having an episode of diverticulitis, you need to see your doctor to determine if you are a candidate for outpatient treatment.
If so, oral antibiotics and a liquid diet are advisable until the pain +/- fever resolves.

In brief: See your doctor.

First and foremost, if you suspect that you are having an episode of diverticulitis, you need to see your doctor to determine if you are a candidate for outpatient treatment.
If so, oral antibiotics and a liquid diet are advisable until the pain +/- fever resolves.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
3 doctors agree

In brief: Initially

Take your temperature and document it, go on a liquid diet only, if the pain/fever doesn't resolve or gets worse see your doctor immediately or go to an er. If diverticlitis is diagnosed and no abscess or perforation is found, low fiber diet for 6 weeks, antibiotics for 2 weeks and reassess after 6 weeks.
If these are recurring frequently give consideration to an elective sigmoid colon resection.

In brief: Initially

Take your temperature and document it, go on a liquid diet only, if the pain/fever doesn't resolve or gets worse see your doctor immediately or go to an er. If diverticlitis is diagnosed and no abscess or perforation is found, low fiber diet for 6 weeks, antibiotics for 2 weeks and reassess after 6 weeks.
If these are recurring frequently give consideration to an elective sigmoid colon resection.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Thank
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