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What could be the cause of severe abdominal pain on the left

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What could be the cause of severe abdominal pain on the left side that comes and goes. It's been over12 hrs and mucus in stool that is a lighter green color
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.
Hi there,This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist. I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.Intestinal infection is the likely cause.Viral infection is most common since only 12 hours.Acute diverticulitis is another possibility caused by the bacterial infection.If your symptoms worsen over next 12 hours, then you should go to the ER.Antibiotics are required to treat the diverticulitis.Please follow a soft diet meanwhile --rice, soup, bananas, toast for example.Best wishes,It was my pleasure to help you today.If I have answered all your questions, Please rate my response Excellent (click on the 5th star).Please bookmark my profile for fast, reliable and authentic answers!This is the link to my profile: