Suffering from Stomach and back pains

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Hi everyone,

I was diagnosed with Diverticular disease 6 years ago and have seemed pretty free from aches and pains from them.

At the end of 2015 I had stomach pains and pains low down in my left hand side. These miraculously disappeared but have come back with a vengeance. They are there now all the time and radiate into my back up to my ribs on the left side. If I sleep on my left side I wake in a lot of pain.

I had a Colonoscopy which didn't show anything abnormal, and now I am waiting for a Sigmoidoscopy.

My GP thinks it my Divericular disease and has prescribed Paracetamol (no good) and Mebeverine.

Does anyone have the same symptoms with DD ? and any ideas on how to help myself, diet etc.

thanks for reading

Seaboot.

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    Ask please:

    Sigmoid is a part of the colon, that is inspected during a whole colonoscopy.

    It's the other way round. If you only had a sigmoidoscopy, you have not all of the colon covered, but if you had a colonoscopy, you should have had your sigmoid inspected already.

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    i was thinking the same as sanya - sig normally done before colonoscopy - confused???
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      Oops, sorry I had an endoscopy (down the throat) and have now found I'm going for an ultra sound scan and also have an appointment at the Gastroentrology department next month to see someone.

      Does that sound like the right order of things to happen ?

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      question You had no sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy so far? Diverticulosis - that might flare into diverticulitis-  was diagnosed by other imaging then?

      Yes, I think, you have the right order with ultrasound and gastroenterologist. They should know what to do.

      Best of luck!!

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      Hi Seaboots, now totally confused!! what have you already had done? & what are you waiting to have? The best procedures to look at your colon are sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy(more thorough), what are they going to ultrasound? they don't usually ultrasound the colon??? sorry for all the questions, just need info to see if i can offer any helpful comments to you. x

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