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So I saw a Surgeon today. He said that the only way to confirm divertivulitis is to have a scan during a flare up. Here in Canada you cannot just get a scan that easily. He said that normally with diverticulitis with antibiotics you should start feeling better after a few days which has been my case. However the last episode it took me 5 weeks to recover which is not consistent with the treatment they gave me or diverticulitis. So he gave me his phone no. And said that my pattern shows I should be having another flare up soon. When that happens I need to call him and he will book me for a CT right away. He said that is the only way to know. He also said that the Bentyl I have been taking is not his best choice but he did not recommend anything else. Now I am stuck. I don't want a flare up but if I don't have one although I can't plan one it is the only way I can be properly diagnosed. If it's not divertiverticulitis then what is it? Also he said if Surgery is required, it
Will make my IBS worse.
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