Hello to all - four weeks ago I was hospitalized for a week with an attack of diverticulitis. It was actually the third time I had suffered the pain, but the previous two times (both within the last six months) I sort of muddled through, and was already taking antibiotics for something unrelated.
I actually thought it was
the antibiotics giving me the pain and diarrhea
A few days before I was admitted into hospital, I had gone to my GP with a very tender and painful belly, and backache - he thought it may have been renal colic, as I also have haematuria - also ongoing for the last three months - am awaiting a cystoscopy for that, kidney scan was clear.
Unfortunately for me, I am also 7 months out from an abdominal hysterectomy, so I tried not to take much notice of all the symptoms, thinking it was somehow related to that. I had a feeling that the tender belly and blood in urine was hyster related, obviously not.
My main problem is severe lower back pain. And I mean severe - I am taking Ultram (Tramadol) regularly - it eases off and the returns till I take another tablet
I still have tenderness in my lower abdomen, and am just waiting for the agony, I feel it is a matter of time.
I am interested to know if long term blood in urine, and especially the backache might be related to the diverticulitis, or should I be worrying about possibly something else?