News  |  Journals  |  Conferences  |  Blogs  |  Articles  |  Forums  |  Twitter   
 

 Headlines:

 
 

Doctors Lounge - Gastroenterology Answers

"The information provided on www.doctorslounge.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician."

Back to Gastroenterology Answers List

Forum Name: Gastroenterology Topics

Question: Possible Diverticulitis?


 mussinc - Mon Jul 25, 2005 4:18 am

Hello,
I am a 37 year old male in good health and weight. Lately I have been waking almost every morning with pressure/pain in my lower front left side near my left hip bone. It feels as though I have to urinate very badly, but when I go it seems normal and the pressure subsides after an hour of waking. When I have this pain I also experience a pain in the mid back section of my back along my spine. I have had difficulty passing stools lately and never really seem to complete the passing when I do go. I either still feel like there is more that just will not pass or have to suddenly go again within minutes. I have not noticed any blood in my stool, but the pressure always seems to be there. When trying to pass I found that if I push in the area that is sore I either pass a large amount of gas or pass a stool. I have gained about 15-20 pounds within the last 3 weeks all in my stomach. I feel very bloated and uncomfortable most of the time, especially after eating. I have done some research and came to the conclusion that I might have Diverticulosis or Diverticulitis...any input would be helpful.
 mussinc - Mon Jul 25, 2005 7:47 pm

I recently stopped chewing tobacco after approx. 15 years, I have been tobacco/nicotine free for 70 days. I also drink alot of Mountian Dew which I know is not good. :roll:

|

Check a doctor's response to similar questions

 

advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)
 

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

 
     

 advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)

 

 

Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us

 
Copyright © 2001-2010
Doctors Lounge.
All rights reserved.

Medical Reference:
Diseases | Symptoms
Drugs | Labs | Procedures
Software | Tutorials

Advertising
Links | Humor
Forum Archive
CME Articles

Privacy Statement
Terms & Conditions
Editorial Board
About us | Email

We subscribe to the HONcode principles of the HON Foundation. Click to verify.We subscribe to the HONcode principles.
Verify here