Pelvic pain with diverticulitis

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Hi I have been reading a lot of posts about abdominal pain on left side due to a flare up, but my pain is in my pelvic floor, does anyone else have this, I don’t think I have a uti as it doesn’t sting when I pass water,but it does hurt in my pelvic floor. Also I have had severe watery diarrhoea for 3 days. I was diagnosed with D over a year ago after a Check up for something else and until now have never had a flare up. I was just wondering if this is part of the div or could it be something else. I have also been in bed for 3 days and can’t get warm even with a hot water bottle. Any help would be great. Thank you 

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    I get pain all over my abdomen - sometimes it finally settles into my left side.  Check your temp - if you are running a fever, you need to get checked out.  If not, you might could head it off with a liquid diet for a couple days, but if it has been going on for three or four days, it may have gone into an infection. Don't fool around with it too long before getting checked - can turn into something serious.

     

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      Thank you Dee I havnt actually eaten anything for a few days but because I was frightened that the severe pains would come back, but I’ve just made a plain omelette and hoping that won’t start my diarrhoea off again. I am going to go to the dr’s on Monday. Thanks for the advise
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    Yes the symptoms you describe does sound like diverticulitis. I was diagnosed 3 yrs ago and have  only had 2 flare ups. Each time the pain was in my pelvic floor and not on left side. (Even hurt to walk)During a flare up I also get very wispy motions and mucus and blood ( sorry I know it’s gross!) Sounds like you could have a temperature. Why don’t you phone your GP for some advice. Stay on a very bland diet and don’t introduce fibre until you are better. A colonoscopy would confirm diverticulitis.Do you live in the U.K. as they deal with it differently here than in America. Phone pharmacist or doctor for advise and hope you feel better soon. 

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      Hi Angela thank you for your reply, yes I am in the uk and I had a colonoscopy over a year ago for bleeding and they said it was a polop and that I had pockets of diverticulitis. I have carried on eating as I normally have done with no effects, until Wednesday evening where I had scrutinising pain in my pelvis and diarrhoea all night and all day Thursday. It subsided a bit on Friday but I just stayed in bed and drank water but still was very cold. Today (Saturday) the diarrhoea has stopped and the pains eased right off. I am going to Dr’s first thing Monday but I wasn’t sure if this was a flare up or not. The only thing that I ate out of the norm was oranges and I think it’s that that set me off.
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    When I was first diagnosed I had all my pain on my right.. It then ended up all over abdomen, I had pelvic floor discomfort and a really unpleasant bladder pain. Good you are seeing doctor. Mine started of with constipation, which I never suffer from normally . I was in hospital for a week. Let us know how you get on . 
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      Have heard that oranges can trigger an attack. But everyone’s different. Keep us updated. 
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      Hi Angela and all that’s asked how I got on.... well... I did go to the doctors this morning told her about all my symptoms..BUT... she said it’s not divi as divi doesn’t just go on it’s own you have to have antibiotics to get rid of it.... she said its probably a uti, I asked why did I have diarrhoea then, her answer was I probably had a bug, so I said but what about the pains in my hip and my thighs, her answer was sciatica, I’ve never had sciatica in my life. I’m not convinced that it’s not a divi flare up, as I followed all the advise that I read on this forum and I am convinced that’s why I’m on the mend. Anyway she has prescribed 3 days of antibiotics for a Uti, I would be interested to hear what others think, I tend to trust the knowledge of the people who gave actually experienced it then the young Dr that I’ve just seen.
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      Hi, 

      Diverticulitis does just go on it’s own and I am proof of that! My first DD attack happened whilst I was on holiday in Florida. Very low pain all day and in the evening whilst straining passed blood. My husband took me to ER and they were not sure of the problem as I wasn’t anaemia and the pain had eased after the blood they discharged me and advised me to eat a bland diet and to visit my GP when I got back to the U.K. in a weeks time. Over the remaining week I eat a very bland diet and gradually started to feel better. 2 weeks after that I had a colonoscopy in the U.K. which showed diverticulitis which had HEALED itself.( I had no antibiotics or anything)  This is from one of the top specialists of DD. So yes it can heal by itself .  If things don’t improve I would definitely ask for a colonoscopy as that is what will confirm it. Sounds like DD to me. Take care.

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      Thank you Angela that’s my thoughts exactly, and thank you to everyone’s advise that actually got me through this.
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      Hello

      First of all I hope you are felling better now.

      I have read your posts and a lot of what you say rings true with me. I was diagnosed with diverticulosis and one benign polyp plus hemmeroids just under a year ago following a colonoscopy done because I had a spell of bad

      Constipation blood in stools and blood in urine.

      Although I tested negative for an uti I was given a 3day course of antibiotics. Of course at the time I did not know about DD and thought it was down to my IBS diagnosed around 7 years ago. I do wonder though if I did ever have IBS or whether it was DD all the time. Although I know you can have both I am 70 and they say Ibs is a young persons condition.

      Anyway to get to the point I still have problems with constipation and blood in stool at times. I am back and forth to my gp with all of this plus arthritis, pain and anxiety all of which do seem to be connected in some way. I too have problems with irritable bladder discomfort in vulva like you say pelvic floor. My gp examined me and said I had thrush and the cream she prescribed seemed to be working. Now today the discomfort is back. Like you I don't think it is a uti as there is no pain when passing urine. My gp insists I stick to a high fibre diet to keep the stools soft and no blood. As I have arthritis everywhere the gp seems to think every back pain etc is just that. I am not sure. I never know whether I should go on a liquid diet and then low fibre before going back to fibre. I am though worried about getting constipated again. My gp says you don't need antibiotics unless you are ill with a temperature. I never know if I am doing the right thing. Thank heavens I have never had diverticulitis. So many on this forum suffer greatly and they have my sympathy and admiration for coping with it all. Would love to hear from you. It is very frustrating and it would seem that it is not a one size fits all. It is a pity that the medical profession offers little help and you are left to read forums like this for advice.

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