I had diverticulitis and have been on meds for four days and see little and/or no improvement Bowel Movements are thin and only take place with the help of colase. My questions are:
1. How long does this go below I return to the dr.?
2. I back pain common with this?
3. My lower left side feels hard and tight and it is swollen and extended. Is this common with Diverticulitis?
I was diagnosed with diverticulitis in 2008 and was on meds (Cipro and Flagyl) for three weeks. My symptoms were: first diarrhea, followed by constipation, pain in lower left abdomen, some days the pain was intense and some I didn't feel anything, pain was worse with walking, later fever and nausea. My abdomen was hard. I did not have back pain. I had a follow up after one week and noticed improvement after 5 days.
May I ask how your Dr. diagnosed you with diverticulitis?
Sam, I'm going to also post a comment so either way you'll get a response..I hope. I was dia. with diverticulitis after seeing my dr. who was sure that was what it was. I then had a CT Scan which showed diverticuloca but no divertuclitis. However, the symptoms all lead to diverticulitis so I am being for it.
I am feeling better today. I went on a liquid diet Sunday and that helped to reduce the swelling and the pain. My stool is still narrow and that worries me. I ate today for the lst time and got nausea and light headed. I'm dizzy alot and feel like I want to pass out. I also can't sleep.
What kind of diet do you now follow and does it work for you? Thanks, SUe
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