NetWellness is a global, community service providing quality, unbiased health information from our partner university faculty. NetWellness is commercial-free and does not accept advertising.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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.
These are good antibiotics for either diagnosis.
Janice Frederick Rafferty, MD
Professor of Surgery
Chief of Colorectal Surgery Division
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati