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My diverticulitis keeps coming back after I finish antibiotics. This is my 4th time! what can I do?
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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree
In brief: See doctor, surgery
If you have well documented diverticulitis (i.
e. Ct proven) then you would probably be a good candidate for surgery. It is important to take the proper antibiotics for 10-14 days to try to cure the infection. A ct should be done to exclude abscess formation as well. You should see your dictor.

In brief: See doctor, surgery
If you have well documented diverticulitis (i.
e. Ct proven) then you would probably be a good candidate for surgery. It is important to take the proper antibiotics for 10-14 days to try to cure the infection. A ct should be done to exclude abscess formation as well. You should see your dictor.
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Dr. Sidney Vinson
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Dr. Allen Kamrava
Surgery - Colorectal
In brief: Surgery
Time for a surgeon to remove your affected colon.

In brief: Surgery
Time for a surgeon to remove your affected colon.
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Dr. Allen Kamrava
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
In brief: Antibiotics
Should be taken for 14 days and you need to stay on a no fiber diet for 6 weeks to allow the colon to heal.
If this has been done and you are still having issues, elective surgery between severe attacks is the best option.

In brief: Antibiotics
Should be taken for 14 days and you need to stay on a no fiber diet for 6 weeks to allow the colon to heal.
If this has been done and you are still having issues, elective surgery between severe attacks is the best option.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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