Answers to Common Digestive Health Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about digestive health.

How is diverticulitis diagnosed and treated?

Dr. Abboud discusses the diagnosis and treatment of diverticulitis. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

   

When someone has symptoms of diverticulitis, it can be diagnosed during a doctor’s visit, according to Premier Physician Network (PPN) physicians.

The doctor can feel the abdomen, and where it is tender there is usually diverticulitis, according to PPN physicians. A CT scan of the abdomen is usually done to confirm diverticulitis.

Treatment can include antibiotics, pain relievers, and a liquid diet, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Serious cases might need a hospital stay or surgery to treat.

Talk with your doctor for more information about diagnosis and treatment of diverticulitis.

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Source: L. Stewart Lowry, MD, FACS, Miami County Surgeons; Rosanne Danielson, MD, Premier Gastroenterology Specialists; Fayez Abboud, MD, Premier Gastroenterology Specialists; Marcus Washington, MD, Premier Health Family Medicine

 

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