Hi, You many remember a discussion we had about a SeHCAT SCAN and that I was unable to have it done due to allergic reactions. (I am going to ask if they can do a blood test instead of the SeHCAT SCAN) . Although my stomach actually quietened down and became almost normal it has now flared up again and I am feeling absolutely terrible. Having been diagnosed in the past with Diverticulitis I am wondering why I have not been treated for this as I have now been ill for four months and am getting really weak now. The diarrhoea is knocking me out and I am so fatigued I have to rest and sleep most of the day. When the last blood tests were done about a month ago my Gastroenterologist said there was no infection present therefore he couldn't give me any antibiotics and it was unlikely to be diverticulitis. I am seeing him tomorrow again and I am wondering if any of you think it is reasonable for me to ask him again for antibitoics. As all this trouble started in January with an inflammatory stomach infection problem and high a temperature, I was given a short course of two sorts of antibiotics then and just as they started to work the course finished. A week after the antibiotics finished I went downhill again and had a blood test which showed low level infection and blood in my urine but I was not treated with any more antibiotics, so I have now been ill all this time with no treatment and getting worse. I am not losing weight and my stool tests all came back normal. I hope all this makes sense. I am feeling quite weak and not thinking very straight. Any help would be much appreciated before my appointment tomorrow. Many thanks indeed.
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