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Pain in left side, dry heaving. Prescribed Cipro for diverticulitis. How long for medicine to work?

This past Saturday, I awoke with left side paid, and I was Dry heaving . I went to my M.D. and after examining me, and asking what I had eaten the night before, he concluded that I have Diverticulitus. He prescribed Cipro, which I am taking 2 x a day for 5 days, and this other medication , which off hand I do not renmember name.............. My question is.... I am still experiencing slight pain near my urinary tract ...... how long does it take for Cipro to clear this up?
Asked On : Fri, 1 Feb 2013
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Apr 2013
Dear visitor, these are symptoms of diverticulitis but this diagnose can be confirmed only by CT-scan. I dont know it that was done. It should be performed to rule out diverticulosis of colon. Medicines needs to be taken till the end. usually it takes 2-3 days to start working but there is no rule about it. U should do urine analysis also, but cipro is effective for urinary infections as well.
So I suggest if pain persist after antibiotics treatment you should do complete Gastroent. evaluation.

Wish you good health.
Answered: Wed, 6 Feb 2013
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