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Koofster
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   Posted 6/3/2006 5:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Just received this diagnosis
My symptoms are occasional pain, but mostly alternating diarrhea, constipation and narrow stools
Anyone else get these symptoms with this diagnosis

dbab
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   Posted 6/3/2006 9:53 AM (GMT -7)   
My pain is more of a stabbing kind of pain on my lower left side (sigmoid). My bowel habits either constipation or diarrhea is caused by my IBS and UC, not my diverticulosis. Fiber is the way to go for the pain associated with diverticulosis. I also have antispasmodics that help tremendously as well. I don't get the pain often but when I do get it, WATCH OUT!!
Hugs, Des
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Dx: IBS 1989, Diverticulosis 2004, UC 2005, Sjogren's 2006
Meds: Sulfazine EC 1000mg, Mesalamine Enemas, Chlorzoxazone 500mg, Naprosyn 500mg, Symax SL .125mg, Protonix 40mg, Xanax XR 2mg, Miralax 17g, Supplements
 
 
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Koofster
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   Posted 6/6/2006 6:08 AM (GMT -7)   
My diverticulosis is in mostly in the sigmoid as well
I also am having bouts of const and diarrhea, as well as pain when I push to go to bathroom and when I sit down for a long time. Right now they are attributing it to the diverticulosis. I have many of the symptoms of IBS, so I have a feeling after my colonscopy they will make the diagnosis of IBS and diverticulosis. I am taking this whole thing as a wake up call to take better care of myself and be more aware of my body
I just wished I put 2 and 2 together a long time ago and got looked at. I didn't realize I had an issue until my stools narrowed and I started researching stuff on the net
I have been sent for food allergy panel and that test for lactose intolerance as well

Franky
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   Posted 6/7/2006 2:25 PM (GMT -7)   
How did you got the diagnosis? confused
 
I feel like a have diverticulosis since my sigmoid is semi-paralize. sad
 
However they say IBS and i'm only 33.
 
Are you gonna get surgery?

Koofster
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   Posted 6/7/2006 3:22 PM (GMT -7)   
abdominal ct with contrast
I have colonscopy tomorrow
I am 40 years old
No mention of surgery. THis was my first big flare up
I am going to try to clean up my diet

dbab
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   Posted 6/14/2006 10:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Franky,
I'm only 30 and was dx'd with diverticulosis two years ago. Its true that age plays a major factor in this however my case proves that its not always so. I originally got my diverticulosis dx through a barium enema however they were seen in my colonoscopies also.
Hugs, Des
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Dx: IBS 1989, Diverticulosis 2004, UC 2005, Sjogren's 2006
Meds: Sulfazine EC 1000mg, Mesalamine Enemas, Chlorzoxazone 500mg, Naprosyn 500mg, Symax SL .125mg, Protonix 40mg, Xanax XR 2mg, Miralax 17g, Supplements
 
 
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shell67
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   Posted 6/16/2006 3:02 PM (GMT -7)   
hi, i have diverticulosis, i have had it for a few years, my doc said it is the closest thing to labor pain that you can get, and i agree. I get the worst cramps, sometimes double ya over pain. I have had to change my diet, nuts and strawberries and popcorn, some of my fav foods, gone :( but good luck all, its hard to deal with and painful.
and i thought i was to young for this at 38..sheesh
shell
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sophieWVU
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   Posted 6/16/2006 4:25 PM (GMT -7)   
I was diagnosed with diverticulosis at age 18! How crazy is that...the same time my 85 year old great-grandma got diagnosed.  Of course they told me to eat more fiber (ha...that's funny when you eat like 25 grams a day.  If that caused diverticulosis then all my college friends living off of macdonalds and ramen noodles would have it!)  What shouldn't we eat besides the nuts and popcorn and stuff...I haven't heard about strawberries...is it b/c of the seeds?

Franky
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   Posted 6/17/2006 9:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Not sure if seeds are really a problem...;)

chatkat1965
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   Posted 11/6/2008 3:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Has anyone ever had diverticulosis throughout the entire colon? My colonoscopy report says I have stool in some of them - specifically one in the acending colon has stool (and there are multiple diverticula there), and some stool is in the diverticula in the splenic flexure (that is where I have had my last two infections). The docs are talking I will need to possibly have my entire colon removed. I am only 43 and I have Crohns as well.

Anyone with info that would be great if you can write me.

Thanks.

SnowyLynne
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   Posted 11/6/2008 8:19 PM (GMT -7)   
My hubby does.He rarely has problems anymore as he's learned to keep his stress level down. When he does have the first sign of pain he goes on antibiotics.............He'sd been fine since June......
SnowyLynne


Marburg
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   Posted 1/14/2009 1:22 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi,

I usually frequent the Diabetes or GERD forum but saw your post.  I have the symptoms of IBS.  3 years ago I had an endoscopy that revealed chronic gastritis and hiatal hernia (thus the dx of GERD).  Last year I had a colonoscopy which stated that I had moderate diverticulosis throughout the entire colon.  The gastroenterologist said that as people age this often develops.  He said if you have constipation problems and strain during BM's it will increase the amount of diverticula that forms.  In my case, my colon was clear otherwise with no cancers, abscesses or obstructions.  My endo never said anything about removal of the colon other than this can happen in rare cases.  He said most people have little or no problems with it, and that symptoms that do present are often similar to IBS.  He said that in most cases increasing fiber and water intake and avoiding straining during BM's is all that's needed.  He also recommended Activa yogurt if mild symptoms do present.

 

chatkat1965 said...
Has anyone ever had diverticulosis throughout the entire colon? My colonoscopy report says I have stool in some of them - specifically one in the acending colon has stool (and there are multiple diverticula there), and some stool is in the diverticula in the splenic flexure (that is where I have had my last two infections). The docs are talking I will need to possibly have my entire colon removed. I am only 43 and I have Crohns as well.

Anyone with info that would be great if you can write me.

Thanks.
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