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My lower abdomen hurts on the left side. How do I know if they are menstrual cramps or something serious like appendix?

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Dr. Bryan Kurtz
33 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Get checked.: It's not likely your appendix, as that is usually on the right side. it could be a ruptured cyst. You should see your GYN to see what's going on.
Answered on May 30, 2014

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