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Hi all. Im a 46 year old male who keeps in pretty good shape and have no health issues whatsoever until I went to hospital about 10 months ago with bad abdo pain, spent a couple of night s in there on painkillers and anti-biotics, they did a CT scan and said it 'could' be diverticulitis, and said I should have a colonoscopy when things settle down. I went to my local GP and he said it was up to me if I do the colonoscopy, so I chose not to. then about 3 weeks ago I had the same abdo pain - probably more intense this time, back to hospital again and same thing. they were a bit more certain it was diverticulitis this time - I've gone back to the GP who said I should get a colonoscopy this time in a couple of weeks once the bowel has settled down. Very frustrated that I cannot get a 100% diagnosis - 'yes - u have diverticulitis' - will this be confirmed after the colonoscopy? Im also anxious I may have something that may prevent me from eating/drinking what I want and something that by the sounds of it could flare up at any time really...How do other people manage with diverticulitis..?? Have others had a colonoscopy..?? Any tips on what should be avoided or is it different for everyone...?
Thanks in advance - Chris
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