pretty constant notice it more at rest it's a dull pain really don't need to take pain killer for it usually just notice a constant nag, sometimes it gets worse then it's stabbing and stinging, cramping and I do need to take something it's always down my left flank, at night it radiates into my left hip and butox. it's been over a year now. I have had tests and I have divaticular so trying to change my diet trying to go glutten free etc and I have had abnormal smear I have a hospital visit booked for the end of the month to sort that out. hopefully it will see the end of it and my stress can be eased which sometimes makes it worse I think. I just started this so I could monitor it a bit. thanks for your feed back I think the massage advice may me good for my stress which may decrease the tension in my side and abdomen.