Hi all. I was just released from the hospital yesterday after my 2nd acute attack of diverticulitis. The pain started 3 days prior to me going to the ER. I developed a fever on the fourth day. A ct scan confirmed diverticulitis and I was admitted to the hospital on a flagyl and cipro IV drip with nothing by mouth. The pain was much better by the next day but I still had some pain on movement. I was released yesterday and told to finish the 10 day course of antibiotics and see my doctor. The thing that is scaring me is tonight is the 4th full day on the antibiotics and I still have mild pain on my lower left side when I move. I'm wondering if it should be completely gone by now. I'm freaking out because they had a surgeon consult with me telling me that if I start to have multiple attacks surgery would be in order so the fact that I still have a little pain after 4 days is making think something is wrong. Also, how long should I stay out of work? I don't feel sick anymore outside of the slight pain, but I'm wondering if I should be resting rather than going back to work too soon. Did anyone else here still have pain after 4 days on antibiotic? Also, how long do you stay out of work with this?
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