Diverticular and diverticulitis

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been diagnosed with extensive diverticular disease in June 2014 had 3 flare ups so far but recent one on October 7 2016 the infection stabbing pain has gone but have experienced bad pain still in side and really bad cramping 3 weeks on and still no let up is this normal or should I go back to doctor 

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    Hello Kelly, only you can make the call to see the doctor or get to the ER if you feel the pain is bad.  However, there sure are a lot of people sharing similar stories.  I am 5 weeks post infection/attack and still occasionally feel a twinge or something.  Check what you are eating, I had to drop back to broth week three for a few days to move forward again, and one 10 hour run of a fever sent me to the doctor just to get his thoughts.  
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    I was diagnosed 16 months ago after a few years of been fobbed off with different stomach bugs I spent five days in hospital on several drips and have now been signed off from specialist after having different cameras and air pumped into bowel said I was clear of bowel cancer.a month ago I started with pains and was given buscopan and laxitves etc they said it wasn't a flare up then Saturday I had to go to a and e and was told it prob was a flare up they gave me buscopan cefraddine and Mon something an antibiotic.i have been taking tablets since Saturday and have still got bad pains and cramps but the pain seems to have moved to the very low part of stomach very much like period pain and I'm still only having fluids I have got an appointment Friday but like you I wonder how long it will go on and you can't help thinking if it's something worse or being missed my advice is go back to docs or a and e .Please tell me what your pains are like because I am stressing you feel like the only one and work don't realise the pain your in.hope you improve soon xxxx

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      I was diagnosed this april and then had 3 flares in 3 months. After all antibotics I still have constant pain on the entire left side I finally was worried enough I went to the er and the did a ct scan. Everything came back clear. I asked the dr why am I still having pains if I'm not having a flare, he said it takes a yr to fully recover from a flare. It's scar tissue etc.. your pain could just be that. It's annoying and it makes me depressed at times but I have to remember ct was clear so I try to just breath and not get stressed.

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      You cannot put this condition right with pills unfortunately. The first sign of a flare and you should go on a liquid diet for two or three days and rest. Avoid painkillers if possible. Anti inflammatory nes like Ibuprofen actually aggravate things, codeine makes you constipated and too much paracetamol can aggravate things too. You need to avoid taking painkillers for other conditions as well. What antibiotic are you taking? I have had the period type pain each time I have had an attack and I don't have a womb to cramp up! This is part of the problem . If you have ever had any abdominal surgery like a hysterectomy or a c section the adhesions pull on the bowel and make the divvi pain worse. Stressing that you have got cancer will not help as stress makes dd worse. You need to try and rest as much as possible especially as the liquid diet is weakening. When the attack passes you have to work out how to avoid triggering the attacks by looking at and maybe drastically changinng your diet. This disease is a bummer but can be managed. I find probiotics, turmeric capsules and aloe vera juice help.

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      Hi there I'm on metronidazole 400 and cephradine 500 I've taken a few buscopan but try and avoid painkillers as I like to know pain is improving.not had any lady operations but I get wind pains in back and chest I've just started after 5 days to eat little bits.x

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