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Hi all please could some one advise me please, 6weeks ago i had 6 polpys removed ,was told they would be sent to path lab i was also told i had DD, that was it no diet sheet or explained about what to do, im very worried regards to the polyps, as ive read that they could be cancer, ive rang my dr to ask if they had any imformation from hospital no was the answer, and not very helpful, ive got all my advice from you people, thankfully, im having a rough time 3good days 4 bad days any HELP PLEASE thank you all

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    Hi,

    Lots of people have DD especially as they get older but never have a flare up. I was told after I was diagnosed to just eat a normal diet and to eat enough fibre to not get constipated. If you do have a flare up (I’ve had 2 in 4 years) cut out all fibre and eat bland food or just liquids for a couple days. Paracetamol are the best to take for pain. Obviously everyone’s different so if you find something in your diet plays you up just cut it out.  Try not to overthink and worry about the polyps my friend has polyps removed every time she has a colonoscopy. You are right they can LEAD to cancer but they are not cancer so it’s a preventative procedure to have them removed. Hospitals and Drs can sometimes be very unhelpful and seem totally unaware that we worry to death about these results etc. Sure all will be fine keep us posted. 

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      Hi Angela, many thanks for your reply, most helpful and rewarding, yes I'm 75 have had probelms for 2 years until now was always told it was ibs till a new doctor took over. And ordered the camera that was awful. What can I take for the bloating and pain in left side, this is something else thank you

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    You said 6 wks ago if was canerous you would know by now. Also if you called the doctor office who performed it they should have an answer for you by now! I would call them tomorrow and get to the bottom of it and ask them who can give you that answer! What I do is go to the hospital  and go to records and get my own written copy of report! You can do that if you want to go to records and get a copy of your own written report on the procedure keep me posted and am here for you I think after 6 weeks you can rest assure it was NOT cancerous! My daughter had an MRI of suspected pancreas cancer and that was about the same time as yours and she never heard a thing, now when she had the CTScan first before they did the MRI she was called the very next day saying we need to do a MRI with dye.  My son when they removed his pylops he was told pretty quick but he had a really good doctor that don't like his patients worrying. 

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      Thank you kindly i will call them tomorrow morning making me stress out like this, the doctor who done it was very unhelpful just said you have DD and polyps, that was it, it was the nurse who told me they were going to lab. Roll on tomorrow will keep you imformed thanks
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      I think its very sad to have doctors like that , they have no ideal the fear a patient deals with and has to fight!  :-( 
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    Hi please do not worry I had a colonoscopy in April and like you they found diverticular plus internal hemmeroids. One polyp removed which was benign the letter confirming this took weeks to come.  Like you I was given no info on the diverticular Disease.  My gp gave me a leaflet.  I think you will find more help on this forum.  It is bad though that they medical people don't give you more advice.  I was also diagnosed with IBS around 7 years ago and I wonder if I still have it or it was always DD.  My husband had 8/9 polys removed earlier this year all benign including one they thought looked sinister.  We are both in our early 70s so were very frightned as you can imagine. I think you would have been given a follow up appointment if they were worried.  I would call the hospital  to find out.  As for the diverticular disease I had not had any flare ups but still get bloating and lower left side pain but I had that with IBS so not sure really.  Others on hear are more experienced and will offer you help. You don't say what your symptoms are.  Maybe you need to look closer at your diet what affects one does not affect another person.  Make sure you don't get constipated and relax.  I know how hard that it I suffer from anxiety but it will make all the difference you can stop worrying.  I wish you well please let us all know on here your results.

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      Dear Libralady thank you for your reply yes i was also told by my dr it was ibs but when i was losing so much weight, i saw another gp who told me old people don,t get ibs and made appointment for the camera, which showed polyps and DD, that was 6weeks ago, i have been on to them twice to be told not back from lab, and it will be sent by post, they sent report to my gp but only about the colon i had D,D, nothing said about polyps,still as you said think i would have heard by now my symptoms are the same as yours except i have say 4good days 3 bad days or the other way round, im just eating chicken , fish, mash, and veg, no pips, porrige bannana, no fat, one slice brown bread, does that sound ok, lots of water,too very boring, i was a chocalate fan, and miss it,im 75yrs old thank you so much for your help
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      Hello again,  I did wonder about this IBS v DD diagnosis.  I am 70 years old but was diagnosed with this by my then GP who definitley thought it was IBS as the symptoms fitted.  It followed a stressful time in 2010 when my daughter and family moved 200 miles away which is where we are now.  At the time I was devastated as both my other children lived around an hour away.  My granddaugher was only 2 at the time and I had looked after for a while when she was a baby.  I know many people have their families living away but I found it so hard and it was then when my anxiety got worse followed by the IBS.  I really did not consider diverticular so whilst I expected the hemmeroids DD was a surprise.  I know it is very common at our age but you hear that IBS is a young persons problem and DD older people.  That said no one has said I don't have IBS so I assume I have both.  The one slice of bread sounds ok.  I eat around 3 so on the advice of another member of this forum am going to cut down to see if that helps.  I am trying to keep a food diary but never sure whether you would get a reaction on the same day or a couple of days later with stool problems.  Then of course what might upset IBS might not affect DD and visa/versa.  Like you chocolate is my downfall.  I only eat small amounts now although have been weeks at a time without.  The odd chocolate biscuit seems to be ok.  I don't think I have been of much help to you except to say I am sure if you have not heard anything by now your polyps were all benign.  I have noticed when you have any tests if the results are negative they take ages to send the confirmation letter.  Do have a lovely Christmas what ever you are doing and a Healthy and peaceful 2018.

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      Hi libralady thank you so much for your reply, it really helped me, to know some one like me or share the same i go to a knitting club now and then if im feeling ok, went today and one of the ladies sister has the same dd, and was also told it was ibs then no it was dd, she doe,st do any fiber diets at all but has cut down on the bread,she eats normal food ,just has the bad day now and again no pain or bloating, she,s also in her 70s,and has had it for 3years, so as you say whats good for one is differt for another, i must admit its ruining my life, even my hubby is getting fed up as he does the cooking, once again thank you so much for getting back to me take care best wishes
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