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Here are my complaints/symptoms: Severe abdominal pain, at

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Here are my complaints/symptoms:
Severe abdominal pain, at times very acute and sharp, left side upper, with pain stretching into back and groin
No passage of bowels in 4 days, except for some watery slimey discharge and now last 3 times only blood.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.
Hi there,This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.These symptoms are concerning.Acute diverticulitis is the likely cause.Acute diverticulitis is caused by the bacterial infection of the colon pouches.This is treated with antibiotic course.You should go to the local hospital for further evaluation.Sometimes,there can be perforation of the pouch causing peritonitis from spread of infection.The root cause is bacterial infection.This can come through food or water.Sometimes, the bacteria in the colon may become aggressive as well.Constipation, improper diet are common causes of diverticular disease.Best wishes,It was my pleasure to help you today.If I have answered all your questions, Please rate my response Excellent (click on the 5th star).Please bookmark my profile for fast, reliable and authentic answers!This is the link to my profile: