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Diverticulitis and Ciprofloxacin

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Diverticulitis Symptoms and Causes

Diverticula are small pouches that bulge outward through the colon, or large intestine. If you have these pouches, you have a condition called diverticulosis. It becomes more common as people age. About half of all people over age 60 have it. Doctors believe the main cause is a low-fiber diet.

Most people with diverticulosis don't have symptoms. Sometimes it causes mild cramps, bloating or constipation. Diverticulosis is often found through tests ordered for something else. For example, it is often found during a colonoscopy to screen for cancer. A high-fiber diet and mild pain reliever will often relieve symptoms.

If the pouches become inflamed or infected, you have a condition called Diverticulitis. The most common symptom is abdominal pain, usually on the left side. You may also have fever, nausea, vomiting, chills, cramping, and constipation. In serious cases, Diverticulitis can lead to bleeding, tears, or blockages. Your doctor will do a physical exam and imaging tests to diagnose it. Treatment may include antibiotics, pain relievers, and a liquid diet. A serious case may require a hospital stay or surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

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I am 17 years old and im taking ciprofloxacin for my kidney infection, and at first i thought i was just being silly but i started to see things and like now it is more intense.like things are there them gone and like untill recently it hasn't bother

I am a female was 65 years of age when given cipro for an infection. I developed PMR immediately after was so stiff I could not even push the gas pedal in my car-Here I am almost three years later and I still h

I AM CURRENTLY TAKING CIPRO FOR A BOUT OF DIVERTICULITIS. I HAVE MUSCLE WEAKNESS JOINT PAIN,JAW,NECK AND SHOULDERS AND FIND MY STOMACH TO HURT TWICE AS BAD. I BELIEVE THIS IS A SIDE AFFECT I QUITE TAKING THE CIPRO FOR ONE DOSE AND THE STOMA

I had no diagnosis of any diverticulosis or diverticulitis prior to April 7 2010. That night I was working afternoon turn when severe abdominal pain struck and at first I thought I had apendicitis but the pain was so severe I had no idea how I got ho

I have had horrible stomach problems since taking Rocephin. BLOATING was off the charts. PAIN, and irritable bowel and diverticulitis was set off to a huge degree. The bloating is somewhat bettr, but I'm homebound with stomach pain and gas and

II take it for diverticulitis & it eased the spasms dramatically after just 2 pills!! I had been in agony , rolling around floor for days suffering before finally ringing my G.P because I am on so many other pills for other illnesses &amp

My mother has taken Avastin for small cell lung cancer for the past year and now being hospitalized for severe diverticulitis.

My mum suffers with diverticulitis and over the past eight months has suffered a great deal of stomach pain and has had numerous tests ,she had a barium enama and since then has been really ill ,loss of appetite ,wieght loss,and severe depression ple

Prescribed avelox for diverticulitis. took 1 400mg tab yesterday and experienced some very disturbing side effects. took another today (absolutely my last dose) and it was horrible. major anxiety, confusion, pain, tinnitus, tingling in extremeties,

The exact same thing happened to me after I was prescribed high dose flagyl for 5 days for suspected diverticulitis (painful bloating, frothy yellow diarrhea, excessive foul gas, etc.) my doc also put me on a Clear Liquid Diet for 3 days before I h

Well i got diverticulitis from accutane and i would rather just have used proactive now. i didnt get my symptoms when i was taking it. but a few years later. so vanessa i really hope you dont have to experience it.

Diverticulitis Clinical Trials and Studies

Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.