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"Diverticulitis occurs due to inflammation of one or more pouches present in the digestive system. The common symptoms are abdominal pain, fever, nausea, and changes in bowel habits. It can be treated by taking rest, antibiotics, and a low fiber diet. Surgery is required in severe cases.

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I am suffering from pain in my lower abdomen. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a female aged 50. I have awful pain in the lower abdomen for four days. I have a pain in the right arm and the left side of lower abdomen. My abdomen is bloated and sore. My bowels are moving. I gave up Seroquel a few weeks ago. I have IBS and diverticulitis.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your post. You have underlying IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), diverticulitis and you are possibly in perimenopausal period. Your predominant complaint is left lower abdominal pain which could either be because of diverticulitis or due to a kidney st...  Read Full »

How to control diverticulitis pain followed by gallbladder surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a gallbladder operation last year and an umbilical hernia, then I ended up with diverticulitis a couple of months ago. That pain has never gone away. So I went and got an upper and lower GI done and it was clear. The pain is centered in the upper part of my belly and feels ...  Read Full »

Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Symptoms you have mentioned are indicating towards gastritis or acid peptic disease. Still, I need more information. Why you underwent GB (gallbladder) surgery? You did not mention the GI series report, it was before the onset of pain or after the onset of pain? Is there ...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing flat stools. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have been experiencing flat stools for over four months. My general practitioner has had me try fiber supplements, change my diet, and drop some vitamins to correct it. I have also had stool samples taken, but nothing abnormal was found. Two years ago, I had a colonoscopy, which revea...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello,Welcome to understand your concern.There are no alarming features such as blood, weight loss, pain, or fever. A recent normal colonoscopy, except for a single polyp, and normal stool examinations are reassuring indicators that nothing significant is being overlooked. The Bristol ...  Read Full »

How to treat left-side stomach pain?

Query: Hello doctor,There is pain on the left side of the stomach and lower back, and the skin feels sore. There is also a lot of burping these days now. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. From your symptoms, it seems you are suffering from diverticulitis. The differential diagnosis is urinary tract infection. This can frequently occur in the elderly or people who do not eat enough fiber in their diet. Also...  Read Full »

I have had dull abdominal pain occasionally after bowel movements with a constant bloating sensation. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I have had dull abdomen pain in the lower and lateral region for the past ten days. The minor but discomforting pain usually comes and goes mostly after bowel movements. I always have an urge to pass bowel, but there has been no change in my bowel pattern or frequency. I occasionally have ...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read the query, and I can understand your concern. You have the classic features of acute diverticulitis. Please do a contrast abdominal X-ray for confirmation and take the following medicine: Tablet Metronidazole 400 mg thrice daily after food. Tablet Eryt...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my abdominal pain? Please help

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28 year old female. Before 10 months, I got left side abdominal pain with mild fever. I went to the ER. After blood tests and CT scan, they said it as diverticulitis. After using antibiotics, it got cleared. Every couple of months I feel pain when I press my abdomen but no fever. W...  Read Full »

Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Diverticula are the tiny bulges that are formed from the colonic wall and this condition is named diverticulosis. Blockade or infection or inflammation leads to diverticulitis. It will be associated with abdominal pain, altered bowel habits, occasional bleedi...  Read Full »

What causes sharp pelvic pain after weightlifting?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 43-year-old female. I have had a pain in the left side of my pelvis for a few months. I recently started weightlifting. At first, I thought it was a pulled groin but it is a little bit higher up than that. I wondered if it was a hernia but there is not a lump or weak area. I do ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your post thoroughly, and I understand that you need a sense of direction in terms of the origin of the pathology. Now, it could be a number of things. The fact that it started with you starting to lift weights puts us in the direction of both a hernia...  Read Full »

Why do I have left sided abdomen pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35 year old, female. I went to the emergency room a few days back. The CT scan was done to check my ovary and when I look at my blood work for the past few years, I was wondering if there was any relation between some of the rising levels especially if anything is not functionin...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello,Welcome to attached reports are not suggesting any specific cancer (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The left-sided abdominal pain could be due to gastritis or diverticulitis. For that, fiber diet can be taken more and antacid like Rabeprazole can be prescribed...  Read Full »

Kindly advise about the recurrence of diverticular bleeding.

Query: Hello doctor, I had a diverticular bleed last year, which was after being treated for diverticulitis four months before that. I am a 62 year old male, who takes no medication. I was admitted to a hospital for three days, and nothing was done to me except a liquid diet. The reason they said they neve...  Read Full »

Dr. Pardhan Rajesh Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Diverticular bleed recurrence chances are around 30 %. The risk factor of recurrence is uncontrolled hypertension, antiplatelet drugs, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. So to prevent rebleed in your case, avoid NSAIDs. For more information consult a medical gas...  Read Full »

I have constant stomach pain in the lower left side of the belly. Kindly help me.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 36-year-old female with sickle cell disease, gastritis, and avascular necrosis of both shoulders. My gall bladder was removed two years ago, but the stomach pain is constant even with Protonics 40 mg twice daily. For the past week, I have had this pain in the lower left side of my ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Abdul Nasir

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand how much pain you are in. Abdominal pains have various etiologies. The location and nature of the pain that you are suggesting point to a diagnosis of diverticulitis. It is an infection of a small outpouching of the large intestine mostly on the left side...  Read Full »

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