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Worried....rectal bleeding...diverticulitis

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llareggub Mon 15-Sep-08 20:53:56

Not me, but my father.

He is currently in hospital having tests following a massive blood loss yesterday. He has had a blood transfusion and oxygen.

He has had a number of tests today which have been clear and is due to have another in the morning.

My step-mother has mentioned something called diverticulitis as a possible diagnosis but this isn't a final diagnosis, just a theory at this point. I've googled (I know, I know) and rectal bleeding is a rare symptom of diverticultis.

Has anyone any experience of this and should I be more worried? Step-mother says not to worry and I am trying not to but keep thinking what else it might be.

llareggub Mon 15-Sep-08 22:08:09

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llareggub Tue 16-Sep-08 13:18:06

anyone?

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