I have been having stabbing pain on my right side that does not subside the same way that the pain of bowel spasms will. I just saw my GP and will see my GI doc next week. I am going to have a Barium Swallow and a Meckle scan. Can anyone explain those? Also my GP said I may have a small hernia which can only be found with laparoscopy. How common is this? Could the spasms in my bowel (either C or D or mucous) cause a hernia or diverticulitis?