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My doctor has finally told me that he suspects I have diverticular disease.
I have had lower abdo pain for over two years which I thought was menopause related as it felt like labour pain. My first two episodes were really bad and I actually wanted to just lie down on the grass when I was at the park with my grandchildren.
I went to my doctors and he just said he would keep an eye on it, sent me for blood/urine tests, a scan and then did nothing.
?Further more regular episodes of bad pain occurred for which I would take buscopan, ibuprofen, use a hot water bottle, and paracetamol and would have to go to bed.
?I returned and again had more tests which came back normal. Last Christmas I was ill again and went to see another doctor who gave me antibiotics for the holiday period which I was only to take if desperate. I did not take them. She did not refer me and seemed reluctant to do so.
?It has continued every few weeks with another GP visit when the same tests were taken again (very fed up now).
?Lately it has been nearly every week. I cannot cope with it because I am a grandparent carer and it is knocking me out for days per fortnight.
?I have tried probiotics, liquid diet etc but last time the pain returned on the third day.
?My doctor has now referred me to the colo-rectal clinic and I am worried about what will happen because I understand a colonoscopy is very painful and distressing.
?Although I would describe may pain as about half way through first stage of labour it does not sound as bad as some on here have suffered at all.
?I would welcome any advice and assistance. Many thanks.
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