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I have lower left abdominal pain, tenderness, gas, bloating,

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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?
Doctor Cameron :

hello


Doctor Cameron :

how old are you?

Customer:

Hi

I am 42


Doctor Cameron :

do you have a history of diverticulitis or diverticulosis?

Customer:

No

Doctor Cameron :

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

Doctor Cameron :

accompanied by gas, diarrhea, constipation and sometimes fever and chills


Doctor Cameron :

You need antibiotics for this

Doctor Cameron :

To be really honest, I would recommend that you go the ER and get a CT scan today and get the antibiotics you need

Customer:

Ok - thanks for your advice.


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