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Are antibiotics essential to treat diverticulitis?

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

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

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.

Regards,
Dr. Salah Saad Shoman, Internal Medicine Specialist
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Are antibiotics essential to treat diverticulitis?

Brief Answer: Depending on the severity of diverticulitis. Detailed Answer: Hi, 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. Regards, Dr. Salah Saad Shoman, Internal Medicine Specialist