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Question for all of you

When a person has diverticula bleeding does the bleeding happen with no warning or after a stool?

I was diagnosed with multiple diverticula pouches a few years ago. And I know I also have hemorrhoids, I am actually having them banded on the 25th.

But recently I had bleeding following a bowel movement, more so then my hemorrhoids usually do.

I called my doctor and she thought it was from the diverticulosis

Recently I have had discomfort on my lower left side and diarrhea once a week with stomach cramps

Any suggestions or advice

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    I was diagnised 4 yrs ago. First time low tummy pains and straining to pass a motion also passed bloody clot. Funnily enough my pain ceased once I had passed it. Since then I have had a few flare ups and though I pass bloody mucus not a clot like the first time. I did bear down hard that time as didn't have a clue I had diverticulitis. Was on holiday in Florida at the time so it was all a bit scary! Sounds like yours is related to the diverticulitis but I do know that IBS can cause similar symptoms. My GP said normally when you are young it's IBS and when your older diverticulitis. Good luck

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    Certainly sounds like your Diverticular Disease.  The pain is in the normal place and the cramps/runs are commonplace.  Did you strain to have your bowel movement?  With my 1st attack I had absolutely no warning and freaked out when I saw the bleeding.  I hit A&E within the hour, got sent back to my GP for a referral, and promptly got referred for a colonoscopy & barium enema.  These confirmed the dreaded DD.  Since then I have had flares with and without bleeding, although now I know from experience what has triggered the attack.  Have you checked with your doctor that it still OK to go ahead with the banding?  The prep is pretty fierce and I know that you can't have a colonoscopy when your DD is playing up.  Otherwise, good luck in 25th.  One cause of bleeding eliminated.

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    Hello Tnfilmgirl. I have diverticular diseas in my colon.

    I have had four or five bad bleeds, with the last one being very bad, I couldnot stand up due to the blood loss (the doctor said I lost two units)

    For the 1st time in my life I had to call an ambulance and resualted in two days in hospital, to be gived blood transfuson etc.

    I get no other problems with my diverticular diseas.

    So I am ok apart from random heavy bleeds.

    I have now been given some Tranexamic Acid tablets, which should slow the bleeding down when it starts.

    I hope thios helps.


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