I have lower left abdominal pain, tenderness, gas, bloating, and alternate diarrhea and constipation. I have had some nausea and pain in my lower back as well. Now I am having pain in my left underarm and side of my breast. The abdominal pain started about a week ago, got better over the weekend, and returned today. Any ideas?
What have you tried so far?: Advil and rest
how old are you?
I am 42
do you have a history of diverticulitis or diverticulosis?
Well, it sounds like you have inflammation of the colon- this is called diverticulitis.
it classically appears in the left lower quadrant of the abdomen
accompanied by gas, diarrhea, constipation and sometimes fever and chills
You need antibiotics for this
To be really honest, I would recommend that you go the ER and get a CT scan today and get the antibiotics you need
Ok - thanks for your advice.
American Board Certified in Emergency Medicine- Ivy League trained