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Discomfort in lower left abdominal quadrant, feels like pressure, eased with Kefirs, later had green tinged mucus BM. Cause?

I have had discomfort in my lower left abdominal quadrant for some time. It is not really painful but more like discomfort. At most it reaches, maybe, a two on a pain scale . It sort of feels like a pressure. Probiotics were recommended. Since I drank a few Kefirs, things seem better. However, after the first Kefir I had a small amount of green tinged mucus bm (mostly mucus, very little bm)...I still think I feel a little better...but what does the mucus mean?
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
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Hi,

Probably some kind of inflammation, e.g., gastroenteritis, diverticulitis or some such. If the pain does not get worse and you do not have a fever just watch and wait. Otherwise, see your doctor.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

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Dr. Anders Mark Christensen,
General Surgeon
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