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Be confirmed no polyps or cancer just good old "D". Just had a bleed first ine in 2 years. Is it adviced to take antibiotics aftre a bleed? would ask GP if I could get phone answered.

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    Had 3 massive bleedsthat ended up in hospital admissions. Had blood transfusions but no infection so no need for antibiotics. Awaitingsurgery now, 31St of this month. Hope your bleed settles.
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    Hi Malcolm

    Tricky one this.  Bleeding doesn't happen without a reason so I think you should keep trying to get to a doctor to find out the cause - be it DD, piles, a rectal tear - there is more than one reason.  Are you experienceing the usual DD pain and/or other symptoms as well?  If so then you probably have an infection and do need antibiotics.  Hope you get a quick response.

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    Hi, I had my first diverticulitis attack almost 3 years ago, although at the time it was not diagnosed.  I woke up in the night with what I thought was food poisoning, next moorning, when I went to the loo, I was shocked to see that the pan was full of bright red blood.  Took myself of to the doctor,  had to wait 6 weeks for a colonoscopy where they found a couple of benign polyps and some divericulosis.  No explaination about the bleeding.  Since than I have had a number of attacks but only one more with a little blood.  
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