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I'm seeing my GI doctor in the morning who has set me up for blood work and imaging for possible diverticulitis. I have some amoxicillin at home and would like to take a dose to start the fight against infection. Is this safe and will it alter the resul

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Dr. David Drewitz
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Don't do it

Amoxicillin is not the proper antibiotic to take for suspected diverticulitis and potentially could make you worse.
Better off waiting till diagnosis made. Good Luck!

In brief: Don't do it

Amoxicillin is not the proper antibiotic to take for suspected diverticulitis and potentially could make you worse.
Better off waiting till diagnosis made. Good Luck!
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