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Diverticula

Also known as Pharyngeal Pouch

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  • flare-up or just inflammation?

    Please help. I'm currently on holiday, sat in my room on my own, with lots of left sided pain and discomfort. In tears, feeling very sorry for myself. I'm taking paracetamol and drinking lots of water. I really don't know what else to do. I should be having a great time but feel so …

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  • Newly diagnosed....help needed.....

    Hi iam new to the page, and am recently diagnosed with DD. Ihad a ct scan to diagnose, but dont see the consultant for another 3 weeks. My question is how do people cope with this. Iam becoming increasingly worried at "being caught short"....i get a sudden pain in my stomach and need to …

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  • Diverticulitis

    I was diagnosed with diverticulitis a few months ago. But this passed week, I've been in pain on left side, tummy ache and lower pain in back. Also sweating and feel very poorly no energy, my doctor put me on Antibiotics but as of yet they don't seam to have worked, paracetamol take the …

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  • Upcoming colonoscopy on Thursday

    I was diagnosed three months ago and for the last two weeks or so I have been feeling well with normal bowel movements. Have been on low residue diet in preparation for colonoscopy. Have to travel two hours so am going the night before so I can do the fluids only and bowel prep without having to …

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  • Feeling sick

    Has anyone ever gotten Sibo? Seems like before I get bacterial overgrowth I will get sharp pain down left side of colon. or right before feeling nauseuous,gassy and sick, I will get sharp pain. I also was just diagnosed with colonic enertia. I dont know if ghis is connected to diverticular disease. …

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  • Ketchup

    Hi, I have been wondering if people who can't tolerate tomatoes and spaghetti sauce can tolerate ketchup? I am not sure if it should go on my suspect list. Thanks in advance. Julie

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  • Slight blood and mucus

    I was diagnosed 18months ago. But I get dihorrea. I've had this slight flare up now for about 3 wks. I am reluctant to take antibiotics. No pain but do have lower back a he it I do have a bath k prob anyway so ca nnkt pin it down to that. When I eat I need to go the toilet about 30mins later . …

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  • Just diagnosed with diverticular disease.

    Hi everyone, I am new to the group and this is my first post. I am confused and upset. I hope you can shed some light on the matter. Yesterday during a colonoscopy I was eventually diagnosed with diverticular disease. I knew very well that something was seriously wrong for a very long time, as far …

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  • Frustrated after seeing Consultant

    Hi , I had last colonoscopy in Jan 2018 , finally saw consultant today to discuss results! I had already made the assumption that there was nothing sinister going on due to no urgency for follow up. However once again when I go for my appointment I see a different  consultant. Straightaway …

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  • Totally scared and sad. What is it?

    Hello Dears! (First of all, sorry for my English) My story was started with left-sided / lower left quadrant (sigmoid part), MILD stabbing pain 5-6 weeks ago, in the FIRST 4 days of my left abdominal was very touch sensitive. But not anymore. Just since the random, 1-3 minutely mild pain all …

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  • Abdominal pain vs back pain

    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 …

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  • Acute Diverticulitis Diagnosis

    I am 47 years of age and was diagnosed with Diverticulitis on 7/11/2018.  In the last few years I would say that I have lost a little drive so haven't been exercising, gained weight (I am 6'4" and was at 260 pounds), and was not eating nearly the daily recommended amount of fiber.& …

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  • Life After Surgery for Diverticulosis

    For those of you who have had surgery for diverticulosis, what is life like, moving forward? Are you able to go back to eating a regular diet? Can you eat soluble and insoluble fiber? What is the risk of developing new diverticula/diverticulitis? Thanks in advance for your posts. They have been …

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  • Just need reassurance

    I was diagnosed with DD 5 yrs ago by colonoscopy. The consultant said to just carry on with normal diet and eat whatever. I have got a bit complacent as have only had 3 flare ups the last being about 2 yrs ago. Thismorning woke up with very low uncomfortable feeling and initially thought it was …

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  • A question about food for pros

    Hi All, I am asking those who have been dealing with diverticulitis for years can one go back to raw foods and lettuce and spinach if they weren't a trigger food when all is well? And can I go back to bigger portions? Thanks, Julie

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  • Sigmoid Abscess - Very Worried

    Hello all, I'm new here.  Just diagnosed yesterday with a sigmoid abscess although I do not know the size.  The radiologist said that he looked for a fishbone or other reason for the abscess and inflammation but couldn't find one.  Couldn't rule out diverticulitis.  …

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  • Advice Please if you would be so kind

    My wife has been diagnosed with DD All the usual symptoms and stress I wont go into the specifics however I am looking for experienced information After several hospital visits, scans, blood tests, a battery of antibiotics we are still no where controlling this The biggest concerns are the constant …

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  • Confused

    Hi  I’ve had two colonoscopies, one surgeon said I have Diverticular Disease , then another who says I don’t.  Who do I go with?!?! I’m quite poorly 

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  • Severe Diverticulosis/SIBO

    I’m not new to this forum, was diagnosed with Diverticulitis in Feb, along with that came Anxiety and panic attacks, then developed abscess and was on antibiotics for a month. Had not felt the same cince. After Drs did Cat Scans, blood work, Endoscopy, stool tests,and colonoscopy everything is …

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  • Changing from Psyllium Husk prep

    ive suffered mild constipation most of my adult life. Diagnosed diverticula disease November 2016, by sigmoid colonoscopy. Several mild flare ups, one hospitalisation, but managing situation fairly well with diet changes. Have used H and B Regucol for a year, which kept me fairly regular. Changed …

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  • Newly diagnosed diverticulitis

    Hi I am obese and needed to lose weight so 4 weeks ago started the cambridge diet. After a couple of days of 4 products per day plus pint of milk and over 2 ltres of water per day, felt bloated and pain in lower central abdomen. Was told this could be due to all the nutrients being packed into …

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  • 2 week post surgery update

    I had a little bump yesterday. I kind of over did it Sunday in the garden and was very sore, abdominal muscles that is, so I thought I would try a Tramadol..Holy smokes I had the worst reaction of my life..First I was stoned for about 5 hours, then stated the vomiting and then 24 hours of headache …

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  • Dont know what to do now....

    I just finished a round of cipro 500 and flagyl 500. I don't feel like the diverticulitis is gone completely. Still have a spot on my upper left side that hurts sometimes and then way down low...seems to make me want to go urinate alot. I called the doctor. He said too soon for antibiotics …

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  • Diverticulosis - altered bowel pattern

    Every few months I have a sharp pain in my left lower abdomen. Then my stools become pencil thin. I feel very sick, fatigued and blocked up. I normally have 2or 3 bowel normal movements. I have coeliac disease and lactose intolerance. I was diagnosed with diverticulosis following a ct scan 2yrs ago. …

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  • Horrible pain back

    Have been doing well. Mostly on liquid and soft food. This noon I ate a snack that had small seeds in it and since then my left lower side ( colon) has been killing me.  Am off to get the Bentyl. Oh my it’s so discouraging. I pray we all get rid of this horrible disease. Any folks out there …

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  • Iliostomy reversal.

    Anyone familiar with my story knows I have had a bowel resection and temporary Iliostomy. Two weeks until reversal. Could I have some positive stories about your experiences with reversal. I know it's selfish but I don't want horror stories, I'm very anxious about it. My surgeon says he …

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  • Does anyone share these sypmtoms for diverticulitis?

    Hi all, I think I have diverticulitis, and am wondering what those who suffer with this disease think. Let me tell you my symptoms.  I suffer from a discomfort/sometimes pain below my left rib, as shown in attached diagram (blue ellipse).  I have had some blood tests, ECG, and two CT …

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  • Nuts, Seeds etc

    Some drs say eat what you want. Others say no tomatoes, strawberries, nuts etc. what do you think?   I can live without caramel popcorn which is what I had prior to my first of two attacks. In fact, my dr said the second attack  was a continuation of the first two weeks apart. The second …

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