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Suggest remedies for abdominal pain and constipation due to diverticulitis

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Dr. Grzegorz Stanko

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Posted on Wed, 10 Oct 2018 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: i have diverticulitus and haven't had a bm in 2 weeks. i am in alot of pain. i have taken stool softeners to no avail. what do i do
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Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Please visit the ER for a prompt evaluation and management.

Detailed Answer:
Hello.

You should visit the ER. Your symptoms may be caused by a diverticulitis, perforation of a diverticulum and/ bowels obstruction. You may need antibiotic treatment and some surgical help.

Please do not wait any longer.Abdominal CT-scan should be done urgently as well as further blood works(Hemogram, LFT, KFT, Amylase,Lipase etc.)

Hope I have answered your query.
Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Grzegorz Stanko,
General Surgeon

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