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i have multiple low back problems, but had been doing well until a couple of weeks ago when i moved some boxes and started having back spasms again. I’m scheduled to have a Radio Frequency Ablation on my back on Friday. Last week I was in the hospital 3 days after vomiting blood and having multiple bloody diarrhea bowel movements , a falling hemoglobin with lower abdominal pain and a low grade fever. I’m home now on Flagyl ( decided not to take the Cipro) with a diagnosis of diverticulitis flare. They ruled out an ulcer but did NOT do a colonoscopy or CT. I’m to see gastro next week for follow up. I’m slowly advancing my diet but still have abdominal pain. It almost feels as if I had something in my lower belly...especially when I sit down and lean forward. I really can’t determine if it is my back causing the pain or the diverticulitis. This was my first ever bout with diverticulitis...they only found some diverticulosis about 4 years ago on a routine colonoscopy...I’m 65 y/o so it was not unexpected. Do you think I might have a small abscess or hematoma in my abdomen or do you think the pain is just from my intestines being angry...or do you think it is all back pain I’m feeling? The pain is severe enough that I have to take hydrocodone/acetaminophen on occasions. And I take tizanidine for my back spasms occasionally.
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