i have diverticulitis i have been told that an operation is the only way to help though i have been

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i have been told that it may not do any good iam on medication and have been in hopital several times with it can anyone help

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    I am a newby to diverticulitis, I always thought it was IBS, well seemingly not after my ct scans. I was also told I could be back in getting surgery ... Something I do not really want. So trying to manage by diet but I have had two flare ups in the past three days. So another visit due at my drs. 

    What medication are you on Norman? ... Take care my friend 

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    Hi Norman.  My sympathes.  I have had this wretched disease for over 13 years.  I was told right at the outset that surgery was not an option (the removed part of the sigmoid simply stretches back and the diverticuli return).  I do control my diet (avoiding acidy foods) but nothing really takes away the awful ache in one's gut together with other associated 'problems' I have had (as you must know) several flare-ups.  I would be interested to know if you do have surgery and what the outcome is.  Best wishes.
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    Good morning, Norman, hope you are feeling OK this morning.

    When you say you are controlling dd by diet, what exactly are you eating/not eating?  Avoiding acid is good, but there are so many more things you can do.  Let me know and I will see if I can give you a few pointers.  All the best.

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