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Are antibiotics essential to treat diverticulitis?

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Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

Internal Medicine Specialist

Practicing since :2004

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Posted on Tue, 27 Nov 2018 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: do
i need antibodics for diverticulitious
Answered by Dr. Salah Saad Shoman 26 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Depending on the severity of diverticulitis.

Detailed Answer:


I have gone through your question and I understand your concerns but mild cases of diverticulitis will not require the administration of antibiotics except in immunocompromised patients , diabetics and old ages.. while in severe cases of diverticulitis an antibiotic course is indicated..

I hope I answered your question.

Dr. Salah Saad Shoman, Internal Medicine Specialist
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