> oooooohhhhh, so that's what it is. last year, i actually thought it might be a yeast ball (as some have described it) hanging out where the transverse meets the descending ...
Thats basically it. You can think of it as a yeat-ball/overgrowth which is causing both the pain and the blockage/constipation.
> can't we send a nuke in there to get them then?
Strong ACV enemas are the nuke. But not for the faint-hearted. It can bend you over double in pain/spasms. For a gentler solution just use a weaker solution and build up slowly. A sure sign that you are getting out the yeast-ball is when you see bits of yeast attached to blobs of dried blood - that means you are getting out the rhizomes which have punched through your gut wall and are feeding off your blood.
So the question is why there - why does the yeast set up base camp around the splenic flexure????