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As recently posted, I've been suffering since start of May with what I'm hoping is diverticulitis flare, very severe lower back pain, same leg pain, mushy bowel, but I'm wondering if anyone else gets rectum pain aswell, I can't put it down to straining as my bm are so loose, I'm due to see the gi surgeon in a week and am hoping he will agree to do a colonoscopy, this rectum pain is very scary, can diverticulitis really cause painful n in so many places, any help would be appreciated

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    Yes my last attack I had extreme rectal pain.  It was so bad I was admitted to hospital.  It was the first time I experienced it and I had many flare ups before.  Was given IV antibiotics and stayed for two days.  
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      Hi Madelene,

      Tks for your reply, I find sitting painful even if my bowel is empty, do you know what antibiotics you were put on in hospital, I have just finished a week of cipro, did absolutely no good at all, I had colonoscopy in 2015,thats when they said I had diverticulitis, I remember the awful lower back and leg pain backbthen but not this horrendous rectum pain, I suppose that's why I'm so worried, hope you are feeling good at moment, really appreciate your help

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    Hi Kate feel for you, i hate this horrible disease it certainty sounds like it is , but hopefully you get the colonoscopy to deal with this, im into 10months of having dd, thankfully i have,nt had a flare up, but then i do get bloating, and awful pain in my left groin area, but it,s all part of it, im very careful what i eat and drink as everyone on here will tell you ive lost nearly 4stone since sept, but seeing a dietician soon i had to beg for one though, i only eat bland food, a lot to do with this dd, is what we eat, you will find a diet plan on here not to sure were abouts though, the pain in the rectum sounds like trapped wind which i get from time to time, painful i know make sure you don,t get constipated hope this helps maureen
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      Tks Maureen, yes any advice is great, just to know I am not alone with these symptoms is a comfort, I'm dreading a colonoscopy but it will have to be done, I had bad groin pain two nights ago, pain seems to be in different places at different times, ten months is a long time for you to be suffering, I will try find the diet you mentioned, I hope you feel better soon, Tks for your help

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      Hi Linda, yes from september last year to now ive lost 4stone, admitting ive given up all the bad sweet stuff, and i was a choclate fanatic, and take away,s , i still have a cube of choclate every day, as i had bad withdrawel , im getting about 1500 calories a day, thats just sticking to chiken, fish, and lots of fruit and veg, but i still suffer with bad bloating and left groin pain, i take buscopan and a paracetamol, when its bad, but my gp has sent me to see a dietician in june to advise me ,because she doemst want me to lose any more weight, however i do feel better for losing it, if im not in pain, this DD is awful and a feel for every suffers on here, i saw a top specialist at the hospital a couple of months ago who told me basically to go home and eat what ever i fancied, so im very confused hope your feeling ok
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      Fresh vegetables and fruits are a BIG no no with Diverticulitis.  Canned fruits (no seeds) & canned vegies such as green beans,  carrots are ok. Red neat is also not good.

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      Hi Glenda since last october when i had my colncospy and was told i had DD that i had to eat veg and fruit, so far it,s been ok but as others say on this forum we are all differt, i must admit im craving for all the naughty food, my diet is so boring and im scared to what i eat, i still suffer though with pain and bad wind but fortunately i have,nt been as bad as some of you people, i went to my gp regards to the pain in my rectum she said it was trapped wind, i don,t get it all the time, i only wish for a cure for this awful disease take care
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      You are right everyone is different. My case was my Diverticulitis pockets were so condensed in one area it actually became one huuuge pocket with lots of scar tissue which also caused a partial blockage . At the time of my colonoscopy I was told I had 3 pockets. . . . nothing to worry about. Even then I knew something was wrong.  I was on a very small soft foods diet list, couldn't get beyond it. I did learn quickly to eat in moderation, basically stuck to the rule of eating nothing more than a few bites. Fresh fruit, veggies were a big no no for me. Because of the blockage I had to take Milk of Magnesium every morning to ensure there wasn't any backup. This diseases varies with everyone because everyone's situation is different. Try to control your cravings because this disease is nothing to mess with.  One craving could easily kill you. 

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    Yes. For myself I constantly felt like I had an extreme stomach flu,  ache all over, fever, chills, everything below my belly button hurt, and yes odd bowel movements.  Believe it or not but it actually was throwing my lower back and pelvis out of whack because of the inflammation.  I was having to go to the chiropractor every week to get adjusted. Since I had my sigmoid colectomy last week all back, leg, buttocks pain has disappeared. 
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      Hi Glenda

      Just reading you tread, sorry you suffer so much too, you mentioned leg, bum and back pain, I'm suffering same since first of May, just woke up with a pain in my back, the rectum pain has been horrendous, loose bowel, hardly able to walk with pain and weakness in my legs, I'm due to see the specialist next Tuesday, I'm terrified it's something worse than diverticulitis as the pain has been so bad, any tips on a good pain killer, I can't take ibuprofen as I have acid reflux

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