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I was diagnosed 6 weeks ago on CT with an inflamed diverticulum. Since then, I took antibiotics and have recovered mostly, but the pain has always come back a little bit every few days, and especially in the last day or so. I thought I was recovered last week and then I decided to have a wild weekend and I think it set my recovery back.
I don’t believe my case is severe diverticulosis disease, but more of a localized issue with a single diverticulum. I’m still under 40 and the CT scan didn’t have any remarks that there was an extensively diverticulosed colon - just the one pocket.
How long does it typically take to recover from acute sigmoid diverticulitis? Weeks, months? A year? I can’t find anything about this out there. Does anyone know? Is this normal that I’m still feeling pain 6 weeks in?
I know that some recommendations say no colonoscopy for 8 weeks, I assume that’s because the area takes that long to heal sometimes?
I hope my situation is common and that I am on the road to recovery and that I just need a little more time. I have a big trip in 3 Weeks.
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