Just need reassurance

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I was diagnosed with DD 5 yrs ago by colonoscopy. The consultant said to just carry on with normal diet and eat whatever. I have got a bit complacent as have only had 3 flare ups the last being about 2 yrs ago. Thismorning woke up with very low uncomfortable feeling and initially thought it was because I was desperate to spend a penny. Not so, had lots of little motions which hurt my lower abdomen every time I bear down. Last time it was just mucus. No blood like I have had before and don’t think I have a temperature ( but weather so hot I feel hot anyway!) Have been on a bland diet all day but have no real appetite. My Dr gave me antibiotics last year (valid until 2021) in case I had a flare up whilst abroad but didn’t need to take them. With the symptoms I have described do you think I should take them or wait to see how things go? I am not in a great deal of pain only when I try to pass a motion. Would appreciate any advice because a bit out of touch. Many thanks.  Angie  PS I had corn on the cob twice this week but I have eaten corn before. 

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    As you do not have a fever, cramps etc I would give it a couple of days, preferably on clear liquids only, to give your insides a rest.  If the pain does worsen or you develop a temperature that is a sign of infection needing medication.  But at the moment I think it might just be an irritated tummy.  Straining is bad for DD, so if you can you should avoid it. 
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    What antibiotic did doctor give to you to last so long mine only last a year then need to be discarded. I think if you was in a flare I think you would be in server pain like labor pains and they don't let up well at least mine didn't. Everyone is different.

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      The doctor gave me Amoxicillin last Oct in case of flare up in Florida. On the side it says Exp  Jan 2021. I haven’t taken them as although this does feel like a flare mucus low pain etc it’s not as severe as I have experienced before. I am taking Felinas advice and going very easy for the next few days. In the past I have had more severe pain and blood so hopefully this is just a mild flare. Thank you for your reply.

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