What is diverticulum infection?
The symptoms of diverticula infection are often mild and do not usually require hospitalisation.
But diverticulas can cause a range of serious complications, including:Treatment can usually be done at home, as long as the infection is isolated and does not affect the patient’s bowel or urinary tract.
The main treatment options are a course of antibiotics or a steroid injection.
But diverticuli can also cause urinary tract infection.
Symptoms of divertica can include:Abdominal pain or cramping, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, headache, and fever, as well as abdominal pain or swelling, fever, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhoea, fever and sore throat.
A general infection is more likely to be diagnosed if there is persistent infection in the urinary tract for more than 6 months.
There is no cure for diverticulus infection, but if treatment fails, treatment can be given with antibiotics.
Symptom and treatment optionsSymptoms usually improve over time.
The most common treatment options include:Antibiotics can be used to treat a long-term infection.
However, this may cause a risk of side effects, such as:An infection in a bowel can result in diarrhoeas, cramping and vomiting.
A diverticulated urinary tract can result with fever and pain in the bladder and urethra.
Diarrhoea is a more serious complication of divertiulitis.
A complication can be called diverticulation, because the infection spreads through the urethral passage and can lead to bleeding.
Diverticula treatment at home is usually done by an experienced clinician.
If you are concerned about the potential for complications, or you have other questions about diverticuels, you can contact a specialist who specializes in treating diverticular infections.
Divers are very common in hospitals.
They can also occur in nursing homes and other settings.
You can find out more about divertitis.