Sudden, prolonged, repetitive diarrhoea - is this Diverticulitis?

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Recently I have had a bout of repetitive diarrhoea which lasted two weeks.  I was having to go to the loo every 30-40 minutes, day and night.  I got no sleep and I am ragged!  I did not have an infection and it was not "travellers tummy".  I did not feel ill and I had no pain or discomfort, nor any other symptoms apart from the desperate urgency to "go"  - I have had unreliable bowels for several months, with the occasional "anal leakage" - embarrassing episodes when I have soiled my knickers badly.  Does this sound like Diverticulitis?  Any help would be appreciated.

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    Have you been putting up with your problem all this time, without seeing a doctor??
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      No, I went to the Doctor on Monday this week and he has referred me to the hospital Consultant for bowel disorders.  I just thought it sounds like Diverticulitis - I have two friends who suffer from this.   Thanks for your concern Jacqueline! Much appreciated!!
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    I would definitely see what the hospital says and well worth getting it all checked properly.  Looking back (and never having gone to the doctor) I certainly would not have related my earlier problems with what I have experienced over the past year which was totally different but now I have a diagnosis I'm just relieved so that I can start to get better.  Good luck.
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      Thank you for your concern Laura - from what I have recently read on this Forum, I think I am getting off lightly!!  No pain or discomfort at all - just the terrible, urgent frequency and messy pants!!  Thanks again.
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      Hi I had a bad attack of diverticulitis with severe pain and bleeding. I was in hospital for a week on drips every day and the consultant diagnosed me with diverticulitis. Looking back, I think I had mild attacks on and off over the years before the bad attack happened. I have'nt had much problems since. At least you are going to see a consultant so you will know what's going on.  
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    it could be an overgrowth of bacteria in the stomach or h pylori..a breath test would show this...ct scan for diverticulitis....or ibs.
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