Overview

Diverticulitis occurs when diverticula (bulging sacs that usually appear in the lining of the large intestine) get infected or inflamed. Although diverticula are most common in the large intestine (colon), they can develop anywhere in your digesti[read article]

Tests for Diverticulitis

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A CT scan is a type of X-ray that can show cross-sectional images of a specific area of the body. The machine circles the body and sends the images to a computer, w...  More
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Ultrasound scans use high-frequency sound waves to capture images and video. This helps doctors view portions of the body's interior without making an incision...  More
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Colonoscopy is a procedure that uses a thin, flexible camera to check for abnormalities or disease in your lower intestine or colon. The colon is the lowest portion...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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The colon helps your body absorb water and nutrients from the food you eat. It is also where your stool is formed. The last third of your colon is called the sigmoi...  More
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A computerized tomography scan (CT or CAT scan) is a series of cross-sectional X-ray images of your body. CT scans are used to examine your bones and soft tissues f...  More
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An ultrasound scan is a medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture live images from the inside of your body. The technology is similar to that use...  More
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A barium enema is a type of X-ray imaging test that allows doctors to examine your lower intestinal tract. It involves delivering a contrast solution that contains ...  More
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A red blood cell count is a blood test that your doctor uses to find out how many red blood cells (RBCs) you have in your blood. It is also called an erythrocyte co...  More
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Medical Procedures for Diverticulitis

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Administration of Intravenous Fluids
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Surgical Procedures for Diverticulitis

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Bowel Resection
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A colostomy is a surgical procedure that brings one end of the large intestine out through the abdominal wall. During this procedure, one end of the colon is divert...  More
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Hartmann's Procedure
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Prescribed Medications for Diverticulitis

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CIPROFLOXACIN (sip roe FLOX a sin) is a quinolone antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other v...  More
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METRONIDAZOLE (me troe NI da zole) is an antiinfective. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial and protozoal infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or...  More
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AMPICILLIN (am pi SILL in) is a penicillin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral in...  More
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AMOXICILLIN; CLAVULANIC ACID (a mox i SILL in; KLAV yoo lan ic AS id) is a penicillin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will...  More
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MEROPENEM (mer oh PEN em) is a carbapenem antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral inf...  More
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PIPERACILLIN; TAZOBACTAM (pi PER a sil in; ta zoe BAK tam) is a penicillin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work f...  More
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IMIPENEM; CILASTATIN (i mi PEN em; sye la STAT in) is a carbapenem antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds...  More
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DORIPENEM (dor i PEN em) is a carbapenem antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not for colds, flu, or other viral infection...  More
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LEVOFLOXACIN (lee voe FLOX a sin) is a quinolone antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other vi...  More
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CEFTRIAXONE (sef try AX one) is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It It will not work for colds, flu, or other ...  More
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MOXIFLOXACIN (mox i FLOX a sin) is a quinolone antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other vira...  More
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CEFOTAXIME (sef oh TAKS eem) is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other vir...  More
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TIGECYCLINE is a glycylcycline antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, the flu, or other viral infections.  More
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AMPICILLIN; SULBACTAM (am pi SILL in; sul BAK tam) is a penicillin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds...  More
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SULFAMETHOXAZOLE; TRIMETHOPRIM or SMX-TMP (suhl fuh meth OK suh zohl; trye METH oh prim) is a combination of a sulfonamide antibiotic and a second antibiotic, trime...  More
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TICARCILLIN, CLAVULANIC ACID (tye kar SILL in, KLAV yoo la nate AS id) is a penicillin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It wil...  More
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HYOSCYAMINE (hye oh SYE a meen) is used to treat stomach and bladder problems. It is also used for rhinitis, to reduce some problems caused by Parkinson's dise...  More
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Over the Counter Medications for Diverticulitis

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POLYCARBOPHIL (pol i KAR boe fil) is a bulk-forming fiber laxative. It is used to add more fiber into your diet. This medicine is also used to treat constipation.  More
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PSYLLIUM (SIL i yum) is a bulk-forming fiber laxative. This medicine is used to treat constipation.  More
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