Intense dull pain in lower abdomen/colon?
I have been having a bit of an issue lately that seems to be getting worse lately. When younger (pretty much all through my life) I have experienced a intense dull pain in my lower abdomen. In the past, this dull pain only showed up about once a year, but now seems to be happening more. It happens now on about a monthly basis and usually happens in the morning before I usually wake up (this wakes me from sleep). However, only on the rarest occasion have I experienced the pain in the evening or during the day while awake. The closest description to the pain is "it feels like there is a baseball bat in my rectum" although all of the pain is completely internal with no rectal pain whatsoever. The pain lasts for 20-30 minutes usually and is ALMOST intolerable. Also, I never have to have a movement during this. Furthermore, there is no correlation to the solidity of my movements when this happens.
I am a male, 30 years of age. I eat primarily a whole grain diet. I eat A LOT of whole grains and fiber. I do not eat fried food, rarely drink soda, cook pretty much EVERYTHING I eat from scratch and consume a relatively decent amount of seafood. I rarely and I mean RARELY eat bleached flowers or stripped grains at all. I am in pretty good health with two exceptions. I don't eat a lot of greens, and I quit smoking 6 months ago. I do however eat a lot of onions, garlic, and tomato/tomato products. I also have a family history of diverticulitis but I do not exhibit any of the symptoms of it.
Does anyone have any idea what could be causing this? Thank you!
Last edited by whoami247; 04-22-2012 at 03:19 AM.