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gordiescotland1 | 20:12 Wed 26th Jan 2022 | Body & Soul
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I got my results today and the bowel screening result was clear so that's me for another 2 years. However I had a lot of left sided pain lower stomach pain up until 4am. Strangely enough the only thing that helped was diazepam. I guess the colon is a muscle. Being a true scotsman I had haggis turnip and potatoes for tea last night , not sure if that irritated me. I'm suspecting diverticulitis would the only way to get a true diagnosis be a colonoscopy. ?

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so far so good then. Have you suggested diverticulitis to your GP?
So (!) you think something you ate gave you stomach pain & you immediately think of a colonoscopy? Bit of an over-reaction maybe.
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No I'm going to try and get a phone appointment tomorrow
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I've been having this pain on and off for 3 months mainly after I eat and at night and frequent movements immediately after eating with stomach cramps. But no blood so I have always assumed no blood nothing sinister
Either IBS from worrying about the result of the screening or wind from turnips and potoatoes IMO
Well done gordie, diverticulosis?........cant think of a better diagnosis with your symptoms and you are correct a Colonoscopy should sort you out.
You're NOT a 'true Scotsman', Gordie. There's no mention of 'a wee dram' in your Burns' Night meal!
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Info about diverticulitis, including how it's diagnosed and treated, can be found on the NHS website:
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/diverticular-disease-and-diverticulitis/

There's a LOT more info on the website of the Guts UK charity (including, if you've got half an hour to watch it, an embedded YouTube video from the NHS):
https://gutscharity.org.uk/advice-and-information/conditions/diverticular-disease/
I know I suggest this a lot, but if you are intolerant to certain food, you can get a brilliant blood test from York tests online.

It may be that you are having problems because of a dietary thing, rather than a disease. You should definitely get a colonoscopy anyway, but a simple food allergy test could be the answer to why you get pain when you eat.

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