I recently went for a colonoscopy, and an upper endoscopy. My PCP panicked, and I went to a different gastro Doc than I usually do. I've been going for these for about 36 years and they always find a small polyp and remove it. I also have IBS and in me it takes the form of spasms of diarrhea. But that changed a few months ago, and now I'm always constipated. Stool softeners don't work anymore. I need 2 or 3 doses of Ex Lax and sometimes a Fleets Saline enema too. And I always feel like I need a BM, even after having one.
So the new Gastro squeezed me in, and when I woke up he said I had a small polyp that he removed. And out he went.
Last week I went to my PCP who had a report from the gastro. He said I have diverticula in my colon, and that I'm lucky it wasn't cancer. OK, I agree with that. But he didn't explain what I should do?
Can anyone give me advice?