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Hi, I was diagnosed with diverticulitis 1 week ago today for the first time, I have multiple other GI issues, but never this before now. It started ok Christmas morning with rectal bleeding, that I ignored and let go for 5 days, as it increased more and more, and pain in lower left abdomen increased more and more. I ended up in ED and was admitted for 2 nights on oral antibiotics, and IV fluids. The blood had stopped, and I was doing better, that is until Wednesday evening of this week, that was day 6 of the 2 different oral antibiotics. I started having increased pain, and started noticing blood on the tissue when I was wiping, as well as it laced within my stool again. I had an appt with my general care doctor yesterday and she said just to keep an eye on it, well yesterday and today it has increased, both the pain and the blood, and i have started vomiting as well, I've vomited 3 total times over the past 48 hrs, so not a ton, but it is a new symptom again. I guess I am wondering, is this something others have experienced, and it was nothing; or is this something I should be concerned with and go back to the ED and be reevaluated? Obviously I DO NOT want to go back to ED if it is something others have experienced and could be normal. I know everyone is different and no one can be for certain about what is going on, unless a doc looks and does images and blood work; but I would just like some advice from others who have had this horrendous disease.
Thanks in advance
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