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Old 05-08-2010, 07:59 PM   #1
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just diagnosed with diverticulitis

I hope everyone is doing better. I was just diagnosed with diverticulitis after a trip to the emergency room in severe pain. 3 emergency room visits in less than a month. Once they said it was hemorrhoids, then hemorrhoids with diverticulitis (they did a CT scan). I do have a bad case of hemorrhoids inside and out. The last time in another emergency room, the Dr. said I had an anal fissure. I went to a DO who treated me for the anal fissure. Now lots of pain later, my family Dr. is treating me for the diverticulitis with Cipro. I am getting up with severe pain every morning and I don't think I can take much more of this. When he was examining me rectally this week, one of the diverticula emptied and he said he had never seen that before. I am eating soup and jello and protein drinks, trying to give my colon a rest. I don't understand why the pain is so bad in the mornings. I feel like my insides are coming out. It is like being in labor! I take a Roxicet (I had to beg for it) for the pain but it takes about an hour to really kick in. The first attacks started in March and then I was ok for about 2 weeks and then boom, I get sick again. I don't have a fever but I feel pretty bad. I am thinking about trying to see a colon Dr. in a larger town about 100 miles from here just to be sure the right things are being done. My Dr. is ordering a upper GI here. ( I had a colonoscopy done in 2008 and there were no problems.) He is a very good man and I think he is doing all he can. I am just so sick and scared. When I was in the emergency room at our local hospital, the Dr. on call was examining me rectally and it hurt so bad, I was moaning and he told me to shut up! I am almost afraid to go out here anymore. Any advice would be welcome. Thank you!

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Old 05-08-2010, 08:19 PM   #2
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Re: bowel resection surgery/diverticulitis

Thecla, I know what you mean about the pain and fear in the mornings. That is how mine started out but now it seems to be most of the time. Loratabs 7.5's seem to help me. If you are unsure of your DR. please get someone who is in this field. Please don't wait. I wish you well. Mizz

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Old 05-08-2010, 08:23 PM   #3
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Re: bowel resection surgery/diverticulitis

Thank you Mizz for your advice. I hope things get better for you. I think I am going to call this other Doctor on Monday and make an appointment. I think he has 15 years experience as a colon specialist. I wanted to go to Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis where my husband had surgery for cancer but it is hard for us to go that far. He goes there once a month. Thanks,

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