diviculitus

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have diviculitus/colitus,consultant cant make his mind up,i am now on pensata granuels twice a day,i eat a healthy diet most of the time,i have now had bleeding/blood clots for 6days,went to docs and he said i cant give you anything but i will write and see if you can see consultant ealier than the 5 weeks i have to wait,i am beginig to get very down as i cant move out of house,i have resorted to buying a radar key as i cant wait in a queue,i am desperate for advice.many thanks.

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    Hi Daisy 

    Im so sorry to hear how you are feeling.  I have never been that bad.   MyOn in law had Colitis and it sounds very similar to what you are going through.   He had an OP.  

     

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      Sorry for the miss typing,   He had his OP and has never looked back.   He is much fitter now than he has ever been.

      Of course it may be completely different from what you have,  but hang in there.

      I am a Christian and believe me prayer works so will be praying for you.    So many of my friends have prayed for me and I am feeling so much better now.   Trust you will soon be as well.

       

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    Hi Daisy - that doesn't sound good.  I do hope you are on antibiotics?  If not, go to A&E and get some, in fact, if GP won't help I would go to A&E anyway and get seen immediately.  You can't mess about with this condition.
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    Hello Daisy.

    I suggest you phone 999 and ask for ambulance as it seems you need more help if you are bleeding etc. Are you in pain? nd also are you on the right food to eat when having a diverticular attack? Dont wait all the long time the specialist suggested.  Play safe and get hospital help rather than let this go on for so long.Its possible that a diverticular pouch in your intestine has ruptured and may be the cause of bleeding. This needs more care than you are getting at present.

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    Hi, I  have got diverticulitis and had a bad attack 3 years ago. I woke up in the middle of the night with horrendous stomach pains, diarrhea, and later bleeding/clots, I should have sent for an ambulance then, but waited until morning.  Phoned my local Dr for a call out and she sent me by ambulance to the hospital and had to wait in A&E for 4 hours, lucky the bleeding had stopped by the time I went to hospital. After waiting for 4 hrs I felt faint and went to look for a nurse, luckily I found one and told her that I felt unwell and she got a wheelchair and that's the last thing I remember. I passed out and woke up in a cubicle with nurses and a Dr around me taking bloods and other tests. When the blood tests came back they found my electrolytes was very low and I spent a week in hospital on drips every day. The diarrhea and bleeding caused the electrolytes (spelling) to become too low and that caused me to pass out. I am surprised your GP did not send you to the hospital.

    After 6 weeks in hospital I had a colonoscopy and this confirmed the diverticulitis. When I saw the consultant in hospital she said if I bleed again to call an ambulance straight away. I had an attack over Christmas and again a couple of weeks later. The pain with the first attack was horrendous but the second attack was not so painful but running back and fore the toilet. I did not have any bleeding with the last 2 attacks thank god. I also get a lot of rumbling noises in my stomach but this don't always lead to an attack. It is an awful thing to have. If you continue to have bleeding you should phone for an ambulance.

    Hope you feel better soon.. . 

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