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I went to my regular dr with some very mild tenderness in my lower left hip/abdominal area. This isn't cramping, and it's not constant, only when bending or moving the muscles as I sit. He. Said the only way to determine what was going on was to get a CT scan since it would show everything. So I did that, and it came back with the report of "slight wall thickening, diverticulitis can not be ruled out". So I took the antibiotics for 3 weeks, made no difference in the tenderness. Had a colonoscopy for follow up and he said it was clear, no diverticuli and diagnosed me with IBS-C and recommended daily miralax to keep things moving and offered an antispasmodic prescription. I never filled it because I kind of thought it was pointless since it never REALLY bothered me, just a nagging tenderness when I bend or sit. I do know my back will occasionally hurt in the same area, but since they were looking at my colon, figured it was unrelated.
I didn't think IBS causes inflammation. Since they ruled out diverticulitis because there were no pockets in the colon during the colonoscopy, I am wondering...is it even colon related at all???
Just wondering if anyone has any experience or input. All bloodwork is normal, my periods are normal, and an upper endoscopy about a year ago was normal as well. I'd like to rest in the fact that the mild tenderness is not anything to be concerned about, but just trying to understand it
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