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I'm sorry to hear about this
When did it start?
It started yesterday evening about 11:30
Is it cosntant?
yes, it eased off a little about the middle of the day, but i could still tell it was there. But since I have been home, it has gotten worse. It is really worse when i am up moving around.
How bad is it on a scale of 1-10?
when i"m sitting, it is about a 3. when i"m up moving around about a 6 or 7. last night while i was in the bed, it was about a 7 or 8. if i laid on my right side, it didn't hurt as bad, but of laid on my left side, that made it worse. also it was sharper every time i took a breath. I've tried to bend over and stretch to relieve it, but that doesn't relieve it. it doesn't feel like muscle pain. it feels deep and sharp.
Does any thing make it better?
The only thing I have tried has been to take some Mobic this morning and I think that may have relieved it some or dulled it a little, but it has not completely gone away. I havent taken anything else cause i didnt feel like the Mobic made a whole lot of difference.
Do you have any change in urinary or bowel habits?Any fevers or chills?
No change in urinary or bowel habits and no fever or chills.
Any redness or swelling?
Okay, this may be due to a kidney stone, or it may be a cyst in your kidney
It may also be an inflamed diverticulum
I think you should have it evaluated
Do you think I need to go to the ER or would I be ok to work tomorrow and be seen at a walk in clinic on saturday?
If the pain is worsening then you should go to an ER, if it stays constant then you may wait until tomorrow
what is an inflamed diverticulum?
divericulitis, it is an area in your colon where there is an outpouching that becomes inflamed
ok. Thank you so very much. I really appreciate your time!
You're quite welcome
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Ok Great! Thanks so much!