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Diverticulitis sigmoid colen infection

By Anonymous June 24, 2017 - 1:06am
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on june 7 i was in the er, said it was a mild case of divert. was on intrev. iv til went home, by the 14th back in er, more introv. dr. said she saw NO absess, but white count hi, wanted to keep. but i left and said i will take chances and finish cipro 500/flagyl 500.. by friday i was doubled over, SO painful to poo..hung in there til the the 16th back in er, then to hospital til the 18th..was feeling better, by tues. 20th i was a mess ..dr. no help, nurse advice no help pharmacy no help..by the 22nd was crying like crazy..23rd had a bulge in my lower right quad. omg. poo'd fine. eating soup juice water bread..nothing else. HELP. the flagyl is killing me, but from what ive seen to stay on it til the 28th. i haven't had infection since 2012 ..but my 3rd.. .please help me i feel like im dying. know im not . your site has been so helpful. thank you

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Hi, Anon.

Thank you for your post.

My husband has had two bouts of diverticulitis. It's a hard thing to go through. The medications can be as bad as the illness, but it's important to take them. You need to see a gastroenterologist. This likely got worse when you opted not to be admitted that day. If you are still feeling very ill (no better than before) seek medical help asap. Especially if you can't wait to see the specialist. But do see one as soon as you can. Keep us updated.


June 24, 2017 - 5:23am
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