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Can you die from diverticulitis?

12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Siamak Milanchi
Surgery - Colorectal
9 doctors agree

In brief: It is rare

Diverticulitis has various potential complications which ranges from minor infection which responds well to oral antibiotics, to severe infection and peritonitis caused by spillage of stool from colon into the abdominal cavity.
In severe cases it usually needs surgery and in these cases patient may end up having a colostomy. These days it is so rare to die from diverticulitis.

In brief: It is rare

Diverticulitis has various potential complications which ranges from minor infection which responds well to oral antibiotics, to severe infection and peritonitis caused by spillage of stool from colon into the abdominal cavity.
In severe cases it usually needs surgery and in these cases patient may end up having a colostomy. These days it is so rare to die from diverticulitis.
Dr. Siamak Milanchi
Dr. Siamak Milanchi
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Dr. Allen Kamrava
Surgery - Colorectal
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Yes.

In brief: Yes

Yes.
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Dr. Allen Kamrava
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Death from diverticu

Yes you can if you are not treated properly as it can cause perforation and sepsis.
But if it is diagnosed and treated approprieately and follw up the prognosis is good.

In brief: Death from diverticu

Yes you can if you are not treated properly as it can cause perforation and sepsis.
But if it is diagnosed and treated approprieately and follw up the prognosis is good.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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