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I have been diagnosed with diverticulitis. Today I have pain…

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Hi , I have been diagnosed with diverticulitis . Today I have pain and very sore to touch in the area just above my belly button . Just wondering if part of the diverticulitis ?

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?

Just today and yesterday . Lying down feels better.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

No I don't think so

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 7 months ago

Pain, soreness to touch, better on lying down indicate diverticulitis.

You may need a course of antibiotic like Flagyl (metronidazole).

You may drink only fluids for couple of days. Gradually you may shift to semi solid diet.

Probiotics would help you.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

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