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What is diverticulitis and how is it treated?

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Dr. Allen Kamrava
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: Long answer

The technical answer is microperforations - the layman answer is - there are small out pouchings from our colons that form with time and every once in a while these can become inflammed.
Most attacks can be treated with simple bowel rest and antibiotics.

In brief: Long answer

The technical answer is microperforations - the layman answer is - there are small out pouchings from our colons that form with time and every once in a while these can become inflammed.
Most attacks can be treated with simple bowel rest and antibiotics.
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Dr. Allen Kamrava
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In brief: Infection

It is infection of diverticulum ( out pocketing of colon lining usually caused by constipation).
It is treated with antibiotics ( oral or IV depending upon severity) or surgery if perforation. U have to b seen and examined by a physician to make the diagnosis and then treatment plan. Once healed, high fiber diet us the key to try to prevent further complications.

In brief: Infection

It is infection of diverticulum ( out pocketing of colon lining usually caused by constipation).
It is treated with antibiotics ( oral or IV depending upon severity) or surgery if perforation. U have to b seen and examined by a physician to make the diagnosis and then treatment plan. Once healed, high fiber diet us the key to try to prevent further complications.
Dr. Kirpal Singh
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