San Jose, CA
A 36-year-old male asked:
2-3x/day for 2 days: excruciating, sharp, stabbing pain in lower left abdomen and rectum, relieved by bowel movement, passing gas or walking. colonoscopy 1 yr ago was normal. no nausea/vomiting/fever/blood in stool. could this be gastritis or ibs?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arnold Lentnekanswered
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
Could be (especially IBS) but could also be something more serious like diverticulitis. If you are tender in the left lower abdomen and/or if this continues for more than another day or so, you really need to be examined - at Urgent Care or by your primary physician.
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