I'm a 56 yo woman, I had breast cancer in 2000, have HBP, diverticulosis or itis (don't remember which), varicose veins, hemorrhoids, history of C-Diff, severe bad back, knee needs replaced and depression. I'm about 75 lbs overweight and I smoke. Otherwise I think I'm A-ok.
About a week ago I started with severe left lower side pain and the feeling like if I had a BM I would be ok. (I am fairly regular, twice a day usually and sometimes the occasional forceful liquid diarrhea for no apparent reason). This progressed to include pelvic pain and cramping so bad that it hurt to breathe and I would have to double over, chills, some nausea and a fever of nearly 102F. I spent lots of time on the john trying to have a BM, but there didn't seem to be anything but small stool there. I got a prescription for generic Flagyl which has stopped the fever and the cramping is less but still with the pelvic pain and feeling like I need to have a BM.
I would certainly appreciate any ideas