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Colorectal Diseases

Diverticulitis

12/29/2009

Question:

I am 36 years old and I have had diarrhea for 6 weeks. I also have stomach pains. The pains have gotten worse so I went to my doctor today. He told me that I either have Diverticulitis or Chrones. I am also dizzy he told me that I am dehydratedd. He is going to treat for Diverticulitis first and if that don`t work then go ahead and test for Chrones. He gave me two medications Coproflox and Metronidazole. From what I understand they are both anitbiotics. Is that a normal treatment for Diverticulitis to be on two antibitics.

Answer:

These are good antibiotics for either diagnosis.

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Response by:

Janice Frederick Rafferty, MD Janice Frederick Rafferty, MD
Professor of Surgery
Chief of Colorectal Surgery Division
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati