I believe the pain you are describing is diverticulitis. I have had severe abdominal pain in my left side with severe nausea. Do you ever have constipation, bloating, and gas accompanied with it? Diarrhea is a symptom.
Please ask your doctor to write you an order for a contrast CT scan or if the pain gets unbearable go to the ER and ask for a contrast CT scan to be performed. They will be able to determine if it is diverticulitis.
Before I was diagnosed with diverticulitis I thought I was having ovarian problems also because the pain feels like it is in your left ovary area. I had ultrasounds performed and was told I had follicles on my ovaries but not to worry because they were due to the Depo-Provera shot I was on for birth control.
If the diagnosis is diverticulitis you need to be prescribed Cipro and Flagyl. They should also prescribe you either Phenergan or Zofran for nausea. If these do not work orally I would suggest going to the hospital and have them give them to you by IV.
The left side is where the sigmoid colon and the descending colon meet and this is where food and bacteria get stuck. Most doctors claim that certain foods are more likely to get stuck in the diverticula, which are seeds, nuts, corn, brocolli florets, popcorn, and any food with a seed on it. Some people can eat these foods and they do not affect them.
I was also told by a surgeon to avoid caffeine and alcohol, which you will have to avoid caffeine and alcohol if you do have diverticulitis and take Cipro and Flagyl. Caffeine makes Cipro stronger and alcohol with Flagyl will cause you to get really sick to your stomach and cause nausea and vomiting.
It is recommended that while you are experiencing diverticulitis to drink a liqluid diet and eat bland foods like jello, crackers, and drink plenty of fluids. Once you start to feel better eat plenty of high fiber foods and always drink plenty of fluids. Also avoid greasy foods and seeds on buns, tomatoes, and the foods listed above.
My advise is to type in diverticulitis on here and webmd.com and it will list the symptoms of diverticulitis. I have found both of these sites very helpful.
Believe me I know exactly how you feel. I take Cipro, Flagyl, Phenergan, and narcotic pain medication (even though it makes the constipation worse), and Align (a probiotic) everyday, and eat yogurt daily. I am experiencing a flare up of constipation and diverticulitis now so I am awful pain.
I hope this information helps. Please reply back and I will give you my email address. I look forward to hearing from you. I hope you feel better soon and take care.