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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
If not constipation,: If not constipation (collection of stool in the left lower abdomen) that goes away with a bowel movement, then one's primary care doctor can check to ... Read More

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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience in Internal Medicine
Your story: makes me think of possible kidney stone! Just a thought, and I suggest you have an in person visit to your Primary Care Provider! A simple URINALYSI ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Afshine Emrani
27 years experience in Cardiology
See your MD: This could have many etiologies. You could be pregnant or have an ovarian cyst or inflammation etc. You need to see your doctor.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Primary Doctor or ER: Abdominal discomfort can be from many things. For pain there, appendicitis is a concern (pain usually worsens over time, with fever coming on). If one ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Shapiro
51 years experience in Gastroenterology
Need more informatio: Is there any fever? Any pain or blood on urination? U will need a blood count and probably an flat plate of the abdomen(x-ray). Als, may need a ca ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience in Family Medicine
Reflux: You may have gastric reflux.Try an antacid and if no improvement see a doctor for a definitive diagnosis
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience in Gastroenterology
How long, how bad...: Don't have details. Could be anything from gyn, colon problems including diverticulitis or cancer, ureteral stone, hernia, lymph nodes from infection ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kashmer
19 years experience in Trauma Surgery
Many things: Many things can be the cause of the issues you describe. Candidate reasons include diverticulitis, constipation, and many other entities. You should ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience in Neurosurgery
Is it neurologic?: First, is your problem neurologic; or is it due to intrapelvic issue or abdominal problems. If neurologic, most likely a problem with lower lumbar ner ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
An ulcer, gastritis,: There are several possibilities including disorders of the GI system, kidney or renal system, cardiovascular system & the reproductive system - ulcers ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
An ulcer, gastritis,: There are several possibilities including disorders of the GI system, kidney or renal system, cardiovascular system & the reproductive system - ulcers ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Bayer
Dr. Jay Bayer answered
50 years experience in Family Medicine
Back pain left side: Need musculoskeletal exam. Two major structures that commonly cause this-1) iliolumbar ligament or 2)attachment of major extensor muscle ( quadratus l ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience in Family Medicine
Many things.: It can be a bladder infection, a hernia, inflammation or infection of the intestine, or less commonly, appendicitis. Pain from abdomen can be referre ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
21 years experience in Gastroenterology
Lots: Could be appendicitis, ovarian torsion, crohn's disease, diverticulitis, kidney stones, gas pains or more. Need to see a doc for a proper exam to narr ... Read More
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
15 years experience in Internal Medicine
More info: More info please. There are many possibilities, some serious some benign for what you mentioned.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
See details: Then see a doctor asap. If symptoms are severe go to ER.
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A member asked:
Dr. John Feola
30 years experience in Internal Medicine
R/O KIDNEY STONE: Flank pain with those symptoms is concerning for kidney stone /bladder stone or kidney infection. You need a full exam labs urine C&;S. 24 urine f ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Too many things!: Ovary; kidney; musculoskeletal; adrenal, etc. You need to visit your docotr. An ultrasound is probably the best diagnostic test!
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wayne Wolf
19 years experience in General Surgery
Difficult to say: These symptoms could be related to constipation, bowel blockage, appendicitis, kidney stones, or colon cancer. If these symptoms persist or worsen yo ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
27 years experience in Psychiatry
Appendicitis?: Many very different causes are possible. Appendicitis is one of the most urgent. Work up will include differential temperature (oral-rectal), WBC and ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience in Rheumatology
A few things : This depends on the examination. This depends on what activities you're doing when it occurs. In the back you have muscles, bones, joints, discs, bu ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
LLQ discomfort: Causes of recurrent llq abdominal discomfort may be identified by first addressing accompanying signs/symptoms so as to localize the organ involved: v ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience in General Surgery
Nonspecific : Abdominal pain is a common, yet complex problem. Much more information is needed, along with a physical examination, and sometimes testing. See a doct ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
38 years experience in Anesthesiology
And the question is?: This could be musculoskeletal or neurogenic (bone or disc of the back irritating spinal nerves). You need to see your family doctor who may then re ... Read More

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