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Husband has been suffering with bloating and lower stomach

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Husband has been suffering with bloating and lower stomach pain that comes and goes for the last 2 months. He has diverticliosis and a simple cyst was found during testing on his pancreas. He has no other symptoms. Blood tests and other tests are normal. What can be causing this problem.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 10 months ago.


With the abdominal pain plus history that he has diverticulosis I would worry that he could easily have a fare to DIVERTICULITIS... Infection of the divertuculi....

He might if this be more tender or sore lower LEFT side as most common area afflicted ...

If he had DIVERTICULITIS then that may respond to antibiotics ( CIPRO + FLAGYL)

Simple constipation is another possible cause of lower abdominal pain...

An abdominal wall hernia could be a cause ..

He might benefit to Folow up with gastroenterologist ...

An abdominal CT may be done or repeated depending on his more recent studies ...

A follow up of his CBC ( complete blood count ) and inflammatory markers may be of help to evaluate his cause ...

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Anthony Bray MD