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I have diverticulitis. CT scan verified. i have groin pain

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I have diverticulitis. CT scan verified. i have groin pain that increases during the day....with increased activity more pain. I have been prescribed Alevian Duo..I'm in Puerto Vallarta Mexico. I have taken this for 2 weeks...on a 4 week program, but the symptoms have not diminished.
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Customer: It seems like it has spread from just the left side to the right now. I take volteran for pain....I also have arthritis...and it does not impact the divert. The Dr. told me it wouldn't help. I'm active and walk a lot. My bowel movements are not difficult. I had the CT scan to determine what might be going on. I was first convinced it was hip pain...I have had hip replacements many years ago. An orthopedist here examined me and his opinion was that it was not orthopedic. I've had this pain for several months. I had a bacterial infection before this. I took flagyl to treat The BI is apparently gone. I don't believe Alevian is an antibiotic...I think the doctor is avoiding antibiotic treatment due to the multiple antibiotics given previously.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

the groin pain may not be from diverticulosis.

Alevian Duo contains Pinaverium bromide 100 mg (which is a stomach antacid), Simethicone 300 mg (antigas agent) ..... dimethicone (lubricant). this is not an antibiotic.

this is not even the right treatment for diverticulosis.

for diverticulosis, you will need a strong antibiotic such as flagyl or ciprofloxicin or both.

you need to see a doctor to get a physical exam to see if you have a pulled groin muscle or a inguinal hernia (more common in men)

active and living can cause strain or tears of your groin muscle

you need to increase your fiber intake to help prevent future diverticulosis attacks of pain.

that is good your bowel movements are not difficult.

with more increased activity causing more pain, this is often seen with a pulled or strained groin muscle.

ask your doctor about this possibility.

ice and rest are the best way to heal a groin muscle tear.

you might benefit in the future from gentle stretching of the groin muscle to prevent this sort of strain in the future

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