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How do people treat bowel perforation?

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In brief: Bowel perforation

Treatment is mostly by surgery if patient has peritonitis.
If diverticulitis causes a perforation sometimes long term antibiotics are needed, and surgery may be avoided.

In brief: Bowel perforation

Treatment is mostly by surgery if patient has peritonitis.
If diverticulitis causes a perforation sometimes long term antibiotics are needed, and surgery may be avoided.
Dr. Alexander Barkan
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Depends

If it is a major perforation with stool contamination and peritonitis, surgery is the treatment and quickly.
Minor small perforations can sometimes be managed with bowel rest and IV antibioics usually in the hospital setting.

In brief: Depends

If it is a major perforation with stool contamination and peritonitis, surgery is the treatment and quickly.
Minor small perforations can sometimes be managed with bowel rest and IV antibioics usually in the hospital setting.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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