Hello, thanks for contacting HCM. I agree with you that
doctors, especially medical students and nurses are not too
good as patients ! You do have history of diverticulitis
seems to be more frequent in your case. This certainly can be
associated with IBS
. I am sure that you have had endoscopic
evaluations done and they have ruled out any inflammatory
bowel disease. The current thinking about preventing recurrent
diverticulitis is, staying on a high fiber diet. This reduces the
number of attacks and the severity. Other newer suggestion is
going on a cource of antibiotics such as Rifaxamine or Mesalamine
for 2 weeks once a month for 3 months and repeating the cycle.
Check with your doctor or gastroenterologist about this.
Wish you well.