Diverticular Disease at age of 35, need some advice.

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I was diagnosed with diverticular disease a couple of months ago. I am only 35 years old but have had cramps on the left side of abdomen for about 8 years. Even though the CT scan showed I have no inflamation and have pockets all over the doctor told me.

I feel crampy more a less all the time on the left side, is there anyone else that experiences something similar and can advise something for the crampy feeling?

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     What does  the doctor say about trying a course of antibiotics?  If you are crampy all the time it seems there might be some inflamtion.  Also get a 2nd opinion
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      Oh and I've never had antibiotics for anything since I was a kid, not really one for medicine but I'm assuming there's no other option if there is inlamation. It does say that 1 in 4 people with diverticluar disease experience intermittent or persistant pain even if there is no inflamation.

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    Hi baljit1313,

    Some tips for you that might help.

    1. Don't take any Advil or Aleve type paid killers.

    2. Do not eat big meals just small meals and drink alot od water.

    3. Take a good probiotic thats works best for your body.

    4. Take a smart fiber capsule daily.

    5. don't eat high gluten bread or pizza.

    This should hep you, I used to get pain on my left side.

    Since doing this I have not had a problem.



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