Above is an image of our GI tract
ok for some of you who know me you have been wondering what was wrong with me. well, i have a condition called diverticulitis. here is an article that explains it briefly: diverticulitis
. this condition causes a lot of left sided (just below the ribs and at the bend of your waist) pain that is intense at times and consistent. sometimes it will radiate across your lower abdomen. it is a serious condition and warrants immediate medical attention as one may develop an abscess which can lead to internal bleeding or one may even develop an impacted bowel:
YUCK! the situations above can cause death.
it is very, very important to seek medical help at the onset of symptoms such as: diarrhea, constipation, nausea, fever, cramping, pain that worsens/stays the same/doesn't relent. it is important to understand that there are other, just as severe, infections or disorders that mimic the same type of symptoms such as kidney stones. it is always best to error on the side of caution.