Diverticulitis vs IBS-D

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Okay, so I had diarrhea with no cramping for what seemed like two weeks for no reason.  Everything I ate triggered it.  Then I got the familiar DD pain in my lower left, and put myself on a liquid/soft diet and started on my stand by antibiotics.  I got a little better after a week, but still had the diarrhea.  I went to the doctor.

He told me to stop the antibiotic since I seemed to have relieved the pains, and upped my probiotics, put me on an antispasmodic and gas reliever (because now I had excess wind as well).  Told me to return in 3 days if no relief.

i continued to slowly improve, but I went back to the doc because the diarrhea was making me weak.  He gave me a powder full of electrolytes, etc., and told me to start adding proteins to my diet.  He thought I might need an ultrasound to rule out a partial bowel obstruction, but the ultrasound clinic couldn't fit me in and told me to call in three days.

So now, naturally, I no longer have diarrhea.  My stools are soft, but not bothersome.  What IS bothersome is the gas.  I do have IBS-D (diarrhea prominent as opposed to constipation), and I believe that has been the problem here.

Do I go for the ultrasound anyway?

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    YES, you DO go for an ultra sound, and anything else they suggest,

    How are you going to find out what the problem is if you don't go rolleyes 

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    Yes you should go and possibly ha e any other treatment they offer. They prob s an hour Pancras as well that also connected to digestive problems re the. bile duct!
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      They will prob check your Pancras as that's connected to DIGESTIVE PROBLEMS IT BREAKS DOWN YOUR FOOD WITH ACID PRODUCED BY THE BILE DUCT
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      Thanks.  Yes, I am indecisive about it because every hour that passes I feel better.  I took an antacid and the gas is gone.  Seemed to work better than the simethicone.

      I've had my gallbladder out already, but I was burping like when I had gallbladder problems.  Guess I gotta go.

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