Patient Comments: Duodenal Diverticulum - Treatment

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Comment from: SUE, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: January 27

I had severe sharp piercing pain in left lower quadrant going into my groin. I couldn’t sleep at night, the pain was very severe. It hurt when I laid down. Pain increased when I stood and at times when sitting. I was beside myself with this pain. I had been to the family doctor 4 days prior to going to hospital with diagnosis of urinary tract infection. Severe left sided pain could be possible kidney stones. I was placed on Cipro antibiotic and told if pain gets worse to go to emergency at hospital. I went to a local emergency room today as I was beside myself with the severe sharp piercing pain for four and a half days. I was asked for urine sample, and blood work was taken. After being examined by the doctor and I explained my pain, a CAT scan was ordered. Scan showed I had diverticulitis with inflamed pouches, and in the diverticulum also pouches were inflamed. Doctor explained this diagnosis with me then prescribed the following medication: ciprofloxacin 500 mg BID along with metronidazole 500 mg TID for 7 days. I was given Tylenol 2, 1 tablet q4 hours for pain.

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