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What causes left sided abdominal pain along with bloating?

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Dr. Grzegorz Stanko

General Surgeon

Practicing since :2008

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Posted on Sat, 2 Jun 2018 in Abdominal Pain
Question: I have left sided abdominal pain with a bloated belly.for 5 or 6 days. No fever. Slight constipation, but not bad. History of IBS and Diverticulosis. Feels like sore muscle after new exersise,but no known cause. Local to one ?muscle? only. Pain waxes and wains a bit.can tie shoes on right side but almost can't do the left side.
Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko 19 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Diverticulitis can be the reason.

Detailed Answer:

Thank you for the query.

Considering that you already have had diverticulitis, left sided abdominal pain should be treated as a diverticulitis pain. This condition tends to recur, especially if you do not keep healthy diet.
Fever appears in case of an abscess, otherwise can be absent.
As diverticulitis can lead to intestine perforation, you definitely should have abdominal CT done as well as blood work. If diverticulitis is confirmed, antibiotic along with Rifaximine treatment are advisable.

Hope this helps.
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