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Offline Ken (OP)

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Diverticulosis & Bleeding.
« on: July 08, 2019, 11:03:21 AM »
Diverticular Disease & Bleeding: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments
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Complications can occur in about 20% of people with diverticulosis. One of these complications is rectal bleeding, called diverticular bleeding...

Just had a reoccurrence of this condition yesterday at about noontime and it was scary because of the amount of blood that I lost, but it only happened that one time and today it seems that everything is back to normal. And, although we did go to the ER they didn't keep me overnight.  :thumbup:
BTW... I tried to get out of going to the ER but Kay and my Oncologist pitched a fit, so me went.

This event was concerning not only in and of itself but also because of my history with this disease. Late in 2013, I had two episodes about one week apart and those were far worse than yesterdays event because in 2013 they kept me in the hospital both times and the second time several units of blood and iron were given because my loss of blood was substantial. During both those visits, I coded out while laying in the ER exam bed and on that second visit I remember waking up with five or six Nurses surrounding me and they were working as if in an absolute frenzy and I remember that one of my BP numbers was 35. Once I was back to being awake one of the Nurses sez, "He's back" and then they were all congratulating each other and saying "Welcome back" to me.  laughing7

During the 2013 visits they were doing all kinds of tests, including scopes up my butt and down my throat... thankfully yesterdays testing didn't include all of that, they only did blood work and a CT scan. In 2013 we finally figured out that some of the medications that I was taking were thining out my blood to a level that was causing the internal bleeding and the suspicion is that this may be the case now, even though the only thing that I've been taking that would thin my blood is aspirin.

For now, all seems to be OK, I'll just need to watch my diet to make sure it is very bland (yummy!)
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Re: Diverticulosis & Bleeding.
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2019, 07:26:39 AM »
Sounds kind of scary. Glad things are back to normal! :)

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Re: Diverticulosis & Bleeding.
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2019, 08:29:37 AM »
Sounds kind of scary. Glad things are back to normal! :)
Oh! So am I!   :hah!:
All seems to be OK today, so hopefully, that one episode was the end of this go round.
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