What is the treatment for mild diverticulitis?

Updated: Aug 06, 2019
  • Author: Elie M Ghoulam, MD, MS; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Patients with clinically mild diverticulitis, typically with Hinchey stage 0 and Ia disease, are considered uncomplicated and can be treated with the following outpatient regimen [2, 5] :

  • Clear liquid diet for 2-3 days; advancement to low fiber as tolerated

  • 7-10 days of oral (PO) broad-spectrum antimicrobial therapy on a case-by case basis

  • Acetaminophen and antispasmodics for pain


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