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    Old 07-18-2008, 07:56 AM   #1
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    Diverticulitis ????

    Started off feeling really nauseas and explosive diareaha then as the day went on turned into a 102 fever with chills and body aches. The fever lasted 2 1/2 days. continued to feel nausea with tender tummy then got constipated. I went to dr and they felt around and I was tender on my desending bowel I also have tenderness on my upper right hand side when pushing in. I dont have pain unless its pushed on. My fever also is gone. The doctor said it was diverticulitis and gave me flagyl and bentyl. Does this sound like diverticulitis to you??? I am still waitning on the rx to be filled. I dont have the fever anymore but do have a headache,stools are very sticky looking and hard to push out. I still feel nausea but no stomach pain unless I push on it. If it does sound like diverticlitis to you can you tell me your experience with it and how did the medications agree with you?

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    Old 07-18-2008, 10:42 AM   #2
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    Re: Diverticulitis ????

    My 1st bout with diverticulitis started with a vague pain on my left side that came and went. I didn't have any diarrhea, but my bms definitely got narrower and narrower until I couldn't do anymore. My stomach swelled about 2x it's size overnight, and 2 days later I couldn't stand straight up. It started hurting when I pushed on it I think on the 2nd day, and the fever started on the 2nd day as well. Had chills and major body aches. I went to the ER on the 3rd day and I already had a perforated bowel. My fever never went over 101. The entire time I thought I had an ovarian cyst.

    If your fever is gone, that's a good sign. You may have just had a flare up that cleared up by itself. I would still take the antibiotics just in case. Be prepared...they are pretty bad. I always had a horrible taste in my mouth, nauseous, and no appetite.

    Hope this helps.


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    Old 07-18-2008, 06:40 PM   #3
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    Re: Diverticulitis ????

    Could be Diverticulitis, but could also have been a stomach bug. Did you see a gastro specialist or your internist?

    The only way diverticular disease can be diagnosed is with a colonoscopy, a CT scan or barium enema. IMO, you could start the medication, but try and get an appt. with a specialist to get a definate diagnosis.

    The Flagyl is terrible stuff with some crummy side affects. I stuck mine in a tablespoon of yogurt and it slid right down with no awful aftertaste.

    Good luck,

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