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Question: Possible diverticulosis problem


 CCPDWife - Sun Feb 25, 2007 2:38 pm

My 35 year old husband had a colonoscopy done and was diagnosed with diverticulosis in Decemeber of 2006. He has only one pocket in his intestine. The last month he has been complaining of a pain on his left mid abdomen. I am assuming it may be the diverticulosis but is there a possiblity it could be something else?

He had blood work done last week and we are waiting for the results. He will be having some tests done at the sleep center to see if he has sleep apnea.

His symptoms right now are abdominal pain, dizziness, he says he feels like he is falling. He has a history of heavy drinking and currently drinks at least 4-7 drinks everytime he goes out, which is twice a week. Family history includes, alcoholism, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and IBS. He is not on any medications at this time nor has ever been prescribed any in the past.
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Tue Mar 06, 2007 4:36 pm

User avatar It is possible that your husband is experiencing symptoms from his diverticulosis. There are several other possibilities. He may have a viral intestinal infection or other infection of the GI tract.

There are several causes of dizziness as well. Given his GI issues, I would recommend that he be checked for anemia and bleeding from his GI tract.

I suggest he follow up with his doctor for evaluation of these symptoms.

Best wishes.

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