Small Intestinal Diverticulosis Follow-up

Updated: Jun 26, 2015
  • Author: Rohan C Clarke, MD; Chief Editor: Julian Katz, MD  more...
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Follow-up

Further Outpatient Care

No special follow-up care is necessary. However, educate patients concerning the likely complications of small intestinal diverticulosis. Recommend a high-fiber diet posthospitalization. Patients should know that symptoms must be promptly reported to their physician.

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Deterrence/Prevention

Preventive care is not available, although a high-fiber diet may be useful.

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Patient Education

Patients should understand the benign nature of the disease and that no definitive cure for this entity exists. In addition, they should know where to seek help if complications develop.

For patient education resources, see the Digestive Disorders Center, as well as Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis.

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