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I am 47 years old and I just had an accute episode of diverticulitis with an abscess (2cm). I went to the ER with fever and abdominal pain. I spent 5 nights in the hospital on IV antibiotics and was then sent home with a picc line to receive daily IV infusions at home for 9 days, now I am on oral antibiotics. My recent CT showed the abscess is gone and diverticulitis has improved. My surgeon is highly recommended and knowledgeable and I do trust him. However, it does make me nervous not having an elective colectomy since the guidelines state that 1 complicationed case of diverticulitis warrants surgery. He said that most data is based on outdated studies and the current trend is to wait on having elective surgery for someone like me that is responding. Has anyone else with an abscess have similar recommendations from their surgeon? I kinda feel like a ticking time-bomb.
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