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Hi, I'm 29 years old and started being unwell the week before christmas whilst on holiday. It started with heavy ache on my left side near to my hip which radiated out up to just under my ribs and also into my lower back, it hurt to walk and sitting in certain positions made it worse. I felt bloated, constipated and each time I ate I felt sick and much worse, so gave up eating. After a week or so it settled down a bit and I started gradually eating again and it started up, I was running to the loo after everything I ate with the runs but the next day I'd feel like I needed to go but couldn't!
Saw a locum over xmas who gave me a script for dispepsia treatment, which failed, then saw my own GP who sent off bloods which came back as low iron (9) and a high esr which determined there was inflammation somewhere. Since this I have had \"bouts\" of this and when the pain is really bad I get cramps in my left leg.
Saw a consultant last week who sent me for bloods and an x ray and I am booked in for a flexible sigmoidoscope next tuesday.
This last week or two have been much better, only a dull ache remains, and im eating one meal a day and managing to keep it in!
I'm so scared, more worried about the enema beforehand and the indignity of it all.
My Gp and the consultant have both mentioned diverticula disease.
Can anyone advise me on this, does this seem likely? Is the test truely horrific? I cant afford to be poorly, I have 3 young children to care for.
But I really have to get to the, ahem, bottom of this :oops:
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