Dv symptons etc

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Hi all, i have been having mild flare ups of pain/ache in my left hand side.  I was diagnoised a couple of years back but the only advise i was given by my doctors is to eat a high fibre diet, no other advise was given.

After my flare up the same day i spotted blood, this was not much just spots (sorry to sound yucky) has anyone suffered from this? I did google and saw that its only serious if you gush blood? 

I have increased my fibre in my diet to try and stop any more flare ups.

Also i have gall stones and hietus hernia - which seems to be a common theme with dv sufferers? Any tips from you guys will be welcome as i have only googled info

Many thanks

 

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    Hi buddy,

    The hietus hernia does seem common, I would make sure you keep on top of your meds for the hernia and experiment with the fibre, I found to much makes me worse. See my other post regarding a report I read regarding links between stomch acid and DV.

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    Hello Briggsy.

    like you. I was diagnosed about 2years ago.  Right now I am recovering from a really bad flareup.   I was advised that when ever I feel a flareup starting  I should cut back on solid food and concentrate more on soft / liquid diet for a day or two to give bowel a chance to heal.  As for the blood it's not uncommon to pass a little.  As soon as the bowel starts to heal itself again this should stop, but I would keep an eye on it,

    i saw G P yesterday and was told as soon as I feel a flareup coming to get in touch with them right away so antibiotics can be prescribed early if that's what's needed.

    I hope you will bee feeling better soon.

     

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    Hi Briggsy my dr always gives me antibiotics to keep I am ìn the middle of a bad flaire up and on antibiotics seen my dr yesterday and he gave me a prescription for me to keep for the next time I dont eat tomato bread or to much fibre as this seem to start it up I have notices lately that my flaire up come on very quickly I fine it very hard to live with it mskes me feel so ill
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    Hi Briggsy and All

    Did my first visit yesterday to the Dr, she was really good with the explanation and even did me a diagram, what she told me that what I have is the Diverticulosis which is the lowest form of the disease and can be kept that way as long as I eat roughage and avoid constipation, maintain reasonable health and eat healthy fibre etc.  She explained that if I start getting 'flare ups' ie hot spells and pain to contact them immediately and they will do a blood test to see if anything has changed.  She also emphasised that if I see blood in my 'poo' or feel ill or start sweating or my bowel movements change then I should go into see them immediately. She did say that if it were diverticulitis which was the next step then It would always be advisable to keep antibiotics at home to take immediately.  She did warn me that worse case senario could be the change to cancer cells and that it was extremely important to be aware of this and any changes in my health.

    I have found that people with this disease in Amercia (not sure about here) have found that drinking Aloe Vera Juice (it taste like flavoured water really not bad) helps the healing process my Dr agreed it can help.  I have found the best one is sainsbury's  (which unfortunately is £3.50 a carton but only one glass a day) Holland and Barrett also do the juice I think about the same price, note that it needs to state not made from concentrate just pure juice with added flavour.  I was also told to start the day with porridge and I have found that Aldi do a ready brek type thing (would not know the difference) cheaper and I add dry banana chips which I crush and flaked almonds, I do the porridge first in the microwave with milk, then add the banana and almond flakes and more milk to make it sort of runny so far working well, and starts the day with roughage.  Dr also said to note that anything above the ground is fibre and below the ground carbohydrates.  Hope some of this helps

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      IT SEEM THAT EVER ONE IS DIFFERENT I WAS TOLD NO NUTS OR JUICES , I DIDNT NO ABOUT THE CANCER CELLS I SUPPOSE THATS WHY I HAVE BEEN GIVEN REGULAR CHECK UPS I ALWAYS KEEP SPARE ANTIBIOTICS AT THE MOMENT I AM ON THEN THERE DO MAKE ME FEEL REALLY ILL
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      I think that this appears to be different in most cases to some degree I ate some chocolate yesterday and feeling it really badly today so who knows I guess we can only do what is best for yourself and take guidance from others and try things out to see how it goes.
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    Hi Guys, many many thanks for your responses.  I never got details advise from my drs apart from eating high fibre foods.  I fee i need another appointment with the gp to speak to them further about this.  I do have flares ups occassionally (pain the the left side etc) but i put this down to me not having enough fibre in my diet.  I am also concerned that i had very low iron levels that i had to take 3 lots of iron tablets to bring my levels up.  I will report back once spoken with the drs
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