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I was diagnosed with diverticula disease in March 2012 following a period of diarrhea christmas/new year 2011. This was done via a colonoscopy where the sigmoid colon and descending colon were observed to have diverticular disease. This was never discussed with me by either the hospital or my GP. I have since moved area and discovered that my records have no record of this taking place - luckily I found my copy report and have passed this to the GP (who didn't seem to know what to do with it until I suggested they keep it with my records and put a note of it on file).
Over the last year I have had a few bouts of abdominal pain and constipation/diarrhea. The Dr's seem to think this is related to a potential ovarian issue and the last time I went the put me on antibiotics for PID and referred my to a gynocologist. The found no cysts (I had my right ovary removed around 5 years ago due to a cyst) but think that the left side pain is down to an enlarged ovary which they are planning on removing. Prescribed co-codamol for the pain, buscopan for bowel spasms (did no good at all so not taking).
I think that this may have been a flare up from the symptoms I have have read on this forum?? I have now got the same sort of pain again, hurts to sit, hurts to stand, hurts to walk, feels marginally better after getting rid of wind and BM. Still taking co-codomal when I can't sleep due to the pain - but if it is DD then this could make it worse?
Anyone got any thoughts? Should I go back to the Drs or should I just ring and ask for a prescription? If so what for? Bulk forming laxatives? Antibiotics? Should I be requesting a further colonoscopy?
Sorry for all the questions..I'm only just looking into this as a possible cause for my abdominal pain despite being diagnosed nearly three years ago. None of this was explained to me or followed up...so I'm really playing catch up here.
Apologies in advance if I don't reply to posts immediately, we live in the sticks and internet is a bit flakey to say the least and I don't always have acces to the PC. I will reply as I am keen to learn all about this disease I have and how to prevent flare ups as much as possible.
Thank you in advance
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