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Posting on here as was interested in the experiences/advice of other post-surgery.
I was diagnosed with diverticula disease in 2017 after finding blood in my stool and after three attacks in five months (the last that saw me hospitalised for 9 days) I elected for surgery. That took place early in 2018 and I had hoped that the removal of 40-45cm of my bowel would be the end of the matter, however it sadly hasn't been the case.
More bleeding less than 11 months later saw me referred to the specialist, with the colonoscopy highlighting that the diverticula had spread all over. I was discharged back to the GP and I have managed the abdominal pain and cramps with buscopan and painkillers, however the symptoms and pain have gradually been worsening (although not quite to the levels that saw me hospitalised).
Has anyone else been through anything similar post-surgery? If so, what have the next steps been?
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