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Around 4 weeks ago i felt quite ill, the Doctors said it could be down to food poision or a viral infection, For the last 4 weeks i have had intermintant diarrhea, I went back to the doctors who sent me for a stool sample and a blood test which i got done last week and am awaiting the results. However for the last 3 days i have had this mild to sharp pain in the lower left side of my abdomen, the pain is dull but persistant. I am 36 years of age and an otherwise health male. Could this be Divericulitis? Should i wait for the tests to come back or see mr Doctor before hand and advise him of the new lower left  pain? If i wait for the test it will be another week wait, is that ok?

Thanks in advance

David

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    Endorsing Keiran's advice - and to put things into an urgent perspective - have a look at 'Peritoinits' in Wiki'.   It is a possible result of herniation of the gut in a severe diverticulitis flare.  It certainly wants to be eliminated becuase it is very serious indeed!

    See how your symptoms match up to the Wiki' article.

    Good luck,

    Pete. 

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    Hello David I'd go to see your doctor first. I'd had pains for a few days untill I woke one night in agony . I went to the hospital and never came out for a week . I was nil by mouth for four days pending surgery I was on painkillers and antibiotics through a drip.  I had a scan and a endoscopy, the results came back with divergiculitis. I hadn't been for number two's for over a week . I wish ide gone the doctors sooner 
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      Had to smileat your post. You and I were both abducted at source.I 

      went through thr 111 system, but as I was in such pain ,the doctor

      heard me yelping over the phone, as he asked if I could get to the 

       Out Of Hours clinic .No was the answer ,so he had me collected, and I asked the driver not to drive over any bumps .The doctor felt the hurting bit, and like you, he wouldn't let me go home to collect useful's, so all I had was what I stood up in.

       

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    Hello David.no doubt Cauli's comments have frightened the pants off you, It

    would be advisable to go to an A&E dept ,like NOW . If nothing else you will

    find out sooner rather than later (less pain ) and it will also stop you worrying.

    So, shut the machine down, put your coat on and off you go. NOW ,Let us 

    know ,when you get back.

    Jacqueline 

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