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Hello everyone, I have just joined and am so glad to have found a lovely group where we can get support, advice and share different experiences of diverticular disease. I started having symptoms in July this year, bloating, pain in my tummy and back pain. Then, in September I had excruciating pain upper left handside under my ribs which had me doubled over. My doctor ordered a colonoscopy which I had in October. I was sedated, but unfortunately my procedure was difficult, my colon apparently has kinks. So they had to give me gas and air, then the nurse had to press down hard on my tummy to try and flatten the kinks. I left the hospital feeling like I had just done 10 rounds in a boxing ring!! I never, ever want to have a colonoscopy again! Anyway, I received a letter from the hospital stating that the investigation has shown some diverticular disease and they were going to leave my on-going care with my family doctor. Is there any need to see the doctor, as I am keeping a food diary, cut out out all fruit with seeds and pips. Also, I am taking 1 sachet of Fybrogel a day and touch wood, everything seems to be ok. Thank you.
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