Users' questions

How long does it take for diverticulitis to go away?

How long does it take for diverticulitis to go away?

Hi, I’m 39 male, was diagnosed with acute uncomplicated sigmoid diverticulitis on a CT scan 12 days ago. Pain has been ongoing on and off for 2 weeks.

What are the signs and symptoms of diverticulitis?

The signs and symptoms of diverticulitis include: 1 Pain, which may be constant and persist for several days… 2 Nausea and vomiting. 3 Fever. 4 Abdominal tenderness. 5 Constipation or, less commonly, diarrhea.

What kind of surgery do you need for diverticulitis?

That condition is known as diverticulitis (die-vur-tik-yoo-LIE-tis). Diverticulitis can cause severe abdominal pain, fever, nausea and a marked change in your bowel habits. Mild diverticulitis can be treated with rest, changes in your diet and antibiotics. Severe or recurring diverticulitis may require surgery.

How does age increase the risk of diverticulitis?

Diverticulitis occurs when diverticula tear, resulting in inflammation, and in some cases, infection. Several factors may increase your risk of developing diverticulitis: Aging.

How long has my father been suffering from diverticulitis?

My father has been suffering from multiple diverticula and sigmoid obstruction 10 cm since 3 years. He had few attacks earlier and was advised to go for resection which we avoided. Right now he is going through a low grade fever going up to 100.5, since 2 months.

Hi, I’m 39 male, was diagnosed with acute uncomplicated sigmoid diverticulitis on a CT scan 12 days ago. Pain has been ongoing on and off for 2 weeks.

When did I get released from the hospital for diverticulitis?

I spent 4 nights in the hospital with IV painkillers and antibiotics, plus put on a diet. I was released with Flagyl and Co-amoxiclav for 2 days which gave me awful indigestion. Due for a colonoscopy in 6 weeks, i.e., mid-March which has not happened due to the coronavirus.

When did a CT scan show diverticulitis?

CT scan showed diverticulitis. On 26-1-2020 I had extreme pains in the lower right quadrant. I went to the Emergency Room, and was given IV drip with painkillers. I had ultrasound and then CT scan which showed diverticulitis. I spent 4 nights in the hospital with IV painkillers and antibiotics, plus put on a diet.