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Hi all, 38yr old male, obese, here with a simple question. About 6 weeks ago, i started having some mild pain in my groin, mainly on the left side, but sometimes throughout the groin. More like tenderness or soreness, only really noticing it when I moved the wrong way, drove over bumps, or sat for too long.
I had diarrahea once a week, the rest of the time ranging from loose to normal. No blood, mucus, fever, or any other symptoms. After a couple weeks I weeks I went and saw my primary doc, who thought it was diverticulitis and gave me antibiotics for a week. Nothing changed, so I went and saw a digestive specialist. He felt around, could not cause any pain. and seemed to think it was probably not a digestive issue since the pain is more in the groin than the bowel area. Regardless Im scheduled for a colonoscopy, just to be sure. Some of the time I dont even notice it, and i dont know if my bowel movements are related or just bad eating habits, lack of fiber, etc. And maybe the pain is from a muscle strain instead.
So, given all that I would prefer to avoid a colonoscopy altogether and wait and see if anything changes. Does that sound acceptable or risky? Should I pursue a less invasive test like a CT or stool or blood sample? Ive also emailed the disease specialist, now that Ive had time to think about it, to see what he thinks about waiitng. Thanks for any advice.
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