I've had diverticulosis for awhile, but no problems from it. about 6 weeks ago, I started getting a fairly constant, nagging pain about 1-2" above my waist, on my left side.
Is this how diverticulitis feels? I've increased my fiber-type foods, and it doesn't make much difference.
I'm a little hestitant to go to the doc, because I have fibromyalgia, and I always have pains that I get tested for, and nothing shows up. So I'm thinking of waiting it out a little longer. But I was curious what the pain feels like, and where it hurts. I know we all might have diverticulae in different places, but I think it is most common in our sigmoid areas. Don't you think that would be about to the left of our belly buttons, maybe up/down or even with it? Does eating make it hurt more? Do you have cramps around that area too? Does it affect your bowel habits? What I mean is does it give you diarrhea or constipation? Thanks.