Diverticulitus

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Hello, Im 39 and  new here and have a question. I have just bee recently diagnosed with diverticulitus and am now done with the antibotics. My question is can i drink alcohol now or ever again, i havent had any alcohol in 2 weeks and am fine with that just curious, Thanks in advance

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    Hi, I am also newly diagnosed (November) and today I ate out for the first time and have had a few drinks. All ok so far so fingers crossed. Tomorrow might be a different story.

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    Hi, I am also newly diagnosed (November) and today I ate out for the first time and have had a few drinks. All ok so far so fingers crossed. Tomorrow might be a different story.

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      Than you for relying to my post. I was just diagnosed 2 weeks ago, feeling much better. We have plans to watch the game with some friends and am scared to try a drink, but like to enjoy a few with friends if that makes sense. Might just try and see. Thanks again
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    At two weeks you just finished your antibiotics. I have had this condition for going on 15 years now and my last attack was about 5 weeks ago. Havent had a drink since then and am just now starting to think about it.

    At 2 weeks your guts are still pretty messed up. I would hold off a bit longer but that's up to you. Good luck. Jim

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    Hi just seen your post I wouldn't think alcohol has a part in the diverticulitis that's more for the liver to be damaged I had diverticulitis abcess which burst and needed a major operation. Obviously I didn't drink when I was ill but have now been having the odd weekend drink I did read up about drinking and it says in moderation so I hope this helps kind regards Mary

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      Hi Mary my mum had this and now has a bag it was a worrying time. The absess all got stuck down to the pelvic area. She is still having scans every 6 mths just to make sure it's nothing nasty. We knew nothing of this at the time but is this same as you

      Andy

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      Hi Andy hopefully your mum is recovering well I did have the same with my pelvis was all entwined I've also got a bag since June copeing well but very restricted in going places. So I understand your mum's worrying I can have a reversal just waiting for the appointment now but you get to change your lifestyle as it's hard to live with. Is your mum having to have a permanent bag or is she ok to have a reversal.

      Mary

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      She had the op just over a year ago and since recovered well and has put in the weight she lost. They said they could look at a reversal but mum is 78 and has been pleased to get her life back do has decided to stick with the bag and also had samples from companies which seem to suit better than the nhs ones. It's the risk of a much longer op to resection and the recovery again that she wants to avoid. And she has spoke to others who had this and hasn't worked so they then have gone in again to go back to the bag. I think it has a success rate of 70 percent.

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      Yea I totally agree if she's happy to live with it and she can cope that's a bonus. I'm 47 and will try the reversal but as you say it can be complications with it and be worse off. If I'm not happy with how the reversal goes I will ask for the bag again as getting used to it and it's not a problem but I'm still young and am willing to give it a go. It's something that I will live with or without but worth trying first.

      Mary

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      Yes I think your right to give it a go at this age for sure. Don't know your area but were under Colchester. I sent you a pm so I hope you get it

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      Hi Andy I did get your message and have replied through tx my phone if you received it 😊

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    I'm guessing every case is different, however I don't seem to have a problem with alcohol in moderation. I try not to exceed recommended guidelines on units per day and I measure my drinks carefully. I drink generally two units of whisky or gin most days with no discernable Ill effects. However you must decide for yourself what is best for you.

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    Hi there,I do think it's different for every one,I find wine makes me ill even if it's put in a sauce, I think in moderation you will be fine but take it slow at first and see how you are,good luck and stay healthy.

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