Bleeding and diarrhoea.

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Hello, I had a colonoscopy 12 months ago everything came back ok,unfortunately I am now experiencing a really bad flare up,with diarrhoea and heavy bleeding, but was told I had to experience these symptoms for 6 weeks before anything can be done.Is this normal.??

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    I think, what they mean is that everything in you colon has to settle down before another colonoscopy can be done.
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    dont sound normal to me..Is the blood mixed with mucous when you wipe or in bowels or what? I would go to ER. You do have a the diagnoses of divertisculis right? Asking because you said the coloscopy was good and didnt show anything.
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    Get a second opinion, I've discussed DD with several doctors since I had my first bout 5 weeks ago, I work for surgeons at the University of Pennsylvania. Did the colonoscopy confirm Diverticulosis. I went to my doctor the day after my pain and blood in stools started and they sent me for blood work and a CT scan the same day which confirmed it and started me on antibiotics right away. Heavy bleeding is not normal. After that treatment and a few days of a liquid diet followed by a low residue diet feor a couple of weeks I am feeling almost myself again.

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