Diverticulitis

What is Diverticulitis?

Diverticulitis is a common digestive disease which involves the formation of pouches within the bowel wall. This process is known as diverticulosis, and typically occurs within the large intestine, or colon, although it can occasionally occur in the small intestine as well. Diverticulitis results when one of these diverticula becomes inflamed.

Questions and answers on "Diverticulitis"

When diverticulitis becomes so painful you don't want to move

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Brief Answer:
consider intravenous antibiotics or surgery

Detailed Answer:
Hi and welcome to HCM.
Diverticulitis may be more or less sever and in most cases it can be treated with peroral antibiotics.However in cases of repeated attacks it may progress to colon inflammation and perforation so if...

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Is Macrobid good for treating a diverticulitis infection?

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Brief Answer:
Not a good drug for diverticulitis.

Detailed Answer:
Hi Mrs Bezz,
Hope you are in good health.
Macrobid (nitrofurantoin) is a urinary antibiotic that will be least helpful in gut infections.
I do not know the basis of this prescription (may be based on sensitivety??), but it is...

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I was perscribed marshmellow root for my diverticulitis is it safe to take

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Brief Answer:
It's safe to use,naturally heals inflamed diverticula...

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I understand your concern.

Diverticulitis is characterized by inflammation/infection of diverticula. Diverticula itself include small pockets inside the colon.

Marshmallow root is well known to reduce...

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what is the term mask on the colon

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
details below.

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Sometimes Colonic cancer and associated diverticulitis.In 45% of the cases the coexisting lesions were located in the sigmoid colon.It is suggested that cancer of the colon contributes to the development of diverticulosis and diverticulitis; this...

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Will diverticulitis or uti affect egg retreival for ivf ? what antibiotic is safe.

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Brief Answer:
not likely

Detailed Answer:
Hi and welcome.

UTI will not affect egg retreival at all and diverticulitis may have bad effect only if there is severe,untreated diverticulitis with colon perforation or abscess could lead to certain complications. Antibiotics that would cover both UTI...

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I was given cipro flagyl for diverticulitis which I had really bad a month ago and it has got better according to scan, been eating ice pops all day, is it okay to eat ramen noodles ?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
No,It has high fibre content.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for choosing health care magic for your query!

A low fibre diet is adviced in diverticulitis,Ramen noodles contain wheat floor as one of the main constituent.The fibre contents of wheat floor are as high as 10gram fibres per...

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Is amox clav used to treat diverticulitis ?

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Brief Answer:
It can be used.

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Thank you for asking HCM.

I have gone through your query. Amox clav (Amoxycillin and clavulonic acid) is a broad spectrum antibiotic and can be used for treating diverticulitis. But usually preferred one is combination of ofloxacin and...

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I have diverticulitis, can I take doxycycline hyclate, I have not taken any antibbiotic with the exception of Bentyl. I need relieve from the pain, I need an answer asap

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Brief Answer:
hi and welcome

Detailed Answer:
You need to consult your doctor before taking any antibiotc. doxicilcine is not routinely used for diverticulitis treatent. you need to take ciprofloxacin + metrnodasole for mild cases of diverticultiis. if this is moderate grade or pain worsens you...

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I have a diarreha condition and the stool is dark purple to black. I have had diverticulitus in the past. I am 73 male I have no pain or fever. I have been self treating for 5 days with clear ddiet and clear liquids.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Upper gut bleeding

Detailed Answer:
hi,
Thanks for query.
Dark colored stool represents upper gut bleeding in general. It may be from stomach or duodenum. If you had taken too many pain killers earlier for diverticulitis it c
can cause ulcer n bleeding.
It may be different from...

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What could cause constant pain in lower abdomen on left side

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Brief Answer:
Diverticulitis can be the reason.

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Thank you for the query.

Diverticulitis can cause the pain in this location. Especially if you are over the age of 50.
Inguinal hernia, left kidney infection, ovaries cyst (if you are female) can also give the pain in this...

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Recent questions on  Diverticulitis

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Hi, I was told I had IBS/diverticulitis and treated with buscopan and ametripeline at night. The paid is often really bad but over the past 2 weeks it is awful. The pain is sharp and my back hurts too, bus open making no differance and I now just feel washed out. My GP asked for urine test and says I have blood in my urine and also litmus paper she used changed colour.tests gone off to hospital and I have to await results, but am in so much pain. Really sharp at times but continuose, sitting here with a hot water bottle on my tummy and behind my back. Help!! Denise

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I have been diagnosed with diverticulitis and then had that overturnedand changed to IBS. I have been suffering for years with bad bowel habits as well as stomach cramps/pains/and bloating (gas). I have also gotten used to hearing my food/beverages digest after consumption and sometimes even when I do not eat I hear these uncomfortable yet familiar noises. During my colonoscopy I was told I have internal hemorrhoids as well as an ulcer. Majority of the timewhen I have a bowel movement I also see a light colored mucus substance. At timesI can use bathroom and continually just get clear or yellowish mucus instead ofactually going to the restroom. I have had episodes of bleeding light color blood for the past few years and have suffered from symptoms that range from migraines,extreme loss of weight and muscle pain sometimes so bad in my knee it is hard to walk or stand. Just yesterday I woke up and my arm was extremely sore and I honestly cannot explain the pain.something like a pulling sensation. This lasted for almost the entire day. I am just wondering if any of these signs sound familiar and what it could be. I am sure I have a lot of symptoms for IBS but I honestly think I may be battling something else. I was a size 12 and started losing weight until I got to a size 4. I got pregnant and shortly after having my child I begin to lose weight again, until I was down to a size 0 which I still am today. Something is not right and I am not sure what other avenues to turn too. Thank you in advance. I would also like to mention that for a while I was determined that I had celiac.I was tested (by blood) and told I did not have the trait to carry this disease.

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I had diverticulitis again. It didnt seem to react the same way as the other times. Been taking antibiotics, but now I find out I have a bladder infection. I have been having heart palpitations since March. Even though they say they aren t too serious, they don t go away totally. Then, I worry and that makes them worse. I d feel ok if it wasn t my heart palpitations. I don t necessarily hurt. What could I do about these heart palpitations.

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Hi, I have had chronic abdominal pain, lower right quadrant, for nearly 4 years now. I had diverticulitis and had 14-16" of my sigmoid colon removed. Shortly after that it was determined that my gall bladder was not functioning properly and was removed. The pain never went away. Since that time, the gall bladder removal I have craved chocolate like you wouldn't believe. I have had MRIs, CT Scans, endoscopy, colonoscopy and all the specialists can tell me is what I don't have. No one seems to care to find out what is causing it. I recently heard about Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction. It seems possible. Would that condition cause my body to crave chocolate as a form of combat for the symptoms? I am a 43 year old male, I currently weigh about 210, up 20lbs since the surgeries.

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Hi I went to the ER 2 weeks ago with intense abdominal pain and was diagnosed and put on flagyl and Cipro for one week. Saw my Dr the following week who put me on Levaquin for second week. I took my last Levaquin Friday. I still have pain eating...

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I have diverticulitis and usually take Bactrim but now I am on Keytruda for lung cancer . I have a prescribed bottle of Metronidazole and don't want any drug interaction with Keytruda and need to know if I can take the Metronidazole for the...

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I have beenhaving sharp pain , in my lower abdomen, it lasted for about 8 hours, the pain is gone, but very tender, not feeling that great, I had a low grade fever

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