I'm new to this site, but I have read many of your stories with great interest. I have had severe abdominal attacks of cramping pain that wake me up from sleep. 0ver the years I have had 6 attacks, always waking me up from sleep. I wake up, run to the bathroom, then have some diarrhea that becomes bloody. I'm white as a ghost and sweating. At that point the pain lessens, but the initial pain is so severe that the last attack caused me to faint and I woke up wrapped in the shower curtain. I've gone to the ER and been hospitalized once. They thought maybe it was a diverticulitis attack but my blood work was normal, no infection. The only complication I had once was an abdominal blood clot found by a CT in the portal vein going into the liver. Has anyone here experienced blood clots with a diverticulitis attack? Do my attacks sound like they are caused by diverticulitis? The Dr's don't really know what is going on with me. I'm a 59 yr old healthy female. I would sure appreciate comments/ opinions. Thanks in advance.
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