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36yr male. pain in lower left side that radiates upward. Bloated. intermittent diarrhea and constipation. nauseas. Diverticulitis?should I go to ER?

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine
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In brief: ImpossibleToSay. Who

is always in charge? ERs=always expensive without great quality.
Why? High law rates; thus lots of defensive medicine tests with few benefits. Seeing a physician, who demonstrates caring, works to educate you & you feel you can trust, is routinely better option. Biggest driver: diverticulitis=recurrent delays emptying colon, despite urges (however minor). Only clear liquids until good >2-3 days.

In brief: ImpossibleToSay. Who

is always in charge? ERs=always expensive without great quality.
Why? High law rates; thus lots of defensive medicine tests with few benefits. Seeing a physician, who demonstrates caring, works to educate you & you feel you can trust, is routinely better option. Biggest driver: diverticulitis=recurrent delays emptying colon, despite urges (however minor). Only clear liquids until good >2-3 days.
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