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I have been diagnosed with moderate to severe diverticular disease since Jan 2012 following a 2 to 3 month period of lower abdominal pain. It eventually cleared and for over a year I was pain free. Then 3 months ago I began to get cramps again. I had antibiotics, with no real effect, suggesting it was not an infection. I get cramps every day, which feel like I have eaten something disagreeable, along the lines of a pound or two of plums (which I haven't incidentally). My doctor says it's just the DD and is to be expected. He also gave me a leaflet which said to expect 'intemitent lower abdominal pain or bloating'. My questions then are this: is what I am experiencing normal, and what does intermittent really mean? If this is my only symptom, should I be concerned or should I take my doctor's word that it's just DD and put up with it. It's not unbearable pain, but it is uncomfortable a lot of the time.
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