Thread: Diverticulitis
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Old 05-16-2014
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Default The good, the bad, and the ugly

Had my bore scope yesterday. Between the prior day purge, lab work, and the bore scope I'm pretty beat up.
The ugly: a big 10mm polyp obstructing my rectum was removed.
The bad: 4 diverticulitis next to each other in a small section. This significantly weakens the colon wall in that spot. And the infection was coming back.
The good: With the polyp removed, there is less "back pressure" that would stress the damaged area. The diverticulitis look liked it was healing. So the doctor put me back on antibiotics to help fight the infection. If surgery becomes necessary, it would be less sever because only a small section would have to be removed.
Sorry for the graphic details, but I don't want you to go through what I'm going through, or worse. Take care of yourself and be more conscious of what you eat.
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