I'm having some health problems and am in a great deal of pain (lower left quadrant of the abdomen). The pain (renal colic) has become severe enough that I'm missing the last day of classes of this school term.
I'm now in pursuit of a definitive diagnosis and treatment. And relief!
A CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis has detected an abnormality of the left ureter. Today I'll be spending the day in the urologist's office and in various labs. Part of the time, I anticipate having access to post any comments trapped in moderation.
Update (June 10, 2016)
I have been diagnosed with hydronephrosis of the left kidney. Stage 3.
Nuclear imaging on Monday, June 13 to evaluate the output of each kidney. Cystoscopy and ureteroscopy on Wednesday, June 22 — if not sooner.