This is my first post - I am in so much pain and not totally convinced about diagnosis. My story so far:
2015 - two bouts of very painful abdomen with fever. Relatively shorturation. no treatment.
Jan 2016 - very painful abdomen attended a&e. No follow up or diagnosis.
Mar 2016- vomiting, servers diarrhoea, severe pain and heavy bleed from rectum. Taken to hospital by ambulance. 5 days stay. CT scan showed enlarged colon with fat strands and fluid in abdomen. Treated for infectious colitis. Await inflammation to subside before colonoscopy to make diagnosis.
May 2016 - colonoscopy abandoned due to pain. Sigmoid colon showed diverticula but no inflammation.
JUn 2016 - colonoscopy full. Evidence of diverticula but no evidence of inflammation (biopsies).
JUn - Aug - chronic diarrhoea including undigested food passed. Nauseous and Loss of appetite and occasional raised temperature. Felt unwell.
Aug 2016- Two bout of severe general abdominal pain settling to the left side. Fatigue, nauseous, occasional raised temperature.A&E (France). FLuids and IV painkillers. Sent home saw specialist a week later (France) who based on my history diagnosed diverticulitis/Lois's. Tremendous pain - hubby had to hold my hand I the loo when I needed to pass stools! Antibiotics prescribed bu had another bout during this time. Bother épisodes lasted about 6/7 days.
Sep 2016 - back in U.K. Saw my consultant (2nd) time. Tended to agree to diagnosis of diverticula and like French Dr spoke about possible surgery - resection (scarey). CT scan referral to ensure no abscess or other possible conditions.
SEp 2016 - CT scan completed awaiting results. GP prescribed 2 antibiotics - Cefalexin and Metronidazole. Last day tomorrow, however, was woken by pain early this morning - start of another attack!
If anyone has any similar experiences or advice I would welcome this. Further how do I obtain an electronic copy of my colonoscopy as I am in the process of moving to France and want to avoid unnecessary repeated colonoscopy.
THanks for taking the time to read this and wish you well.