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I am 50, female, colonoscopy in October diverticuli were noted and 2 polyps removed. April 4th I started to have really bad LLQ pain, in the groin area mostly, literally felt like someone was trying to dig my ovary out with a hot blade.. The pain was constant, and would peak. The 'peaking' part would have me breathing through the pain, and would last a couple of hours. This same pain continued for the next few days. My bowel movements were normal, no out of the ordinary gas or gas pain, no pain when I peed, no rectal bleeding, no fever, no chills, just a bit of nausea and appetite was off. Saw Nurse Practicioner as my doc was away, she ordered pelvic U/S for next day. Had Transvaginal U/S, tech didn't comment, but it hurt like crazy (have had them before and have not bothered me). Then I started to get really bad pressure in my lower left back after the U/S (I had back labour with my 2nd daughter and it was like this), so bad I wanted to scream. This is now Thursday, I have had this pain for a week now (have been checking my temp all this time and it is normal). Now both the NP and my doc are not in the office, so I can't get results from U/S. The pain was unbearable, still in my lower left groin, and sitting was uncomfortable to say the least. Hubby took me to,the ER as I couldn't stand the pain anymore. Blood showed no elevated white cell count, no fever still, bowels still working normal, bad PRESSURE in my lower back and now in my front groin area. CT was done. Doc said the results came back and it's not Diverticulitis like he thought, it's probably my ovary, but the CT scan doesn't show a clear pic of them. He knew I had the U/S, but had no way of getting results. Told me to come back in today for another U/S, and he would be back in the ER to go over results. Then he told us to wait, cause he wanted to check something. Came back like 5 minutes later saying he saw diverticulitis, I asked him how many he saw and if they were inflamed, he kinda brushed me off on this .... hmmm. Sent me home with a RX for pain meds, antibiotic and anti-inflammatory. Now, here's where i am confused with his DX. The only symptom I have is the pain, nothing else. Also, would my white cell count be elevated if I have diverticulosis ? My daughter who is an RPN, as well as my pharmacist are also confused by all this, saying pressure in the back is not a symptom, but pain is. Now today the pain goes right across my lower groin, like the bikini line, and I'm having pain on my right side now, and STILL having the left side pain 3 hours after taking pain pill, its like it didn't do anything for the pain. Ok, so sorry this was so long. Thoughts ????
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