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A 39-year-old female asked:

How do i know the difference between a menstrual cramp on the left side or an ovarian cyst? never had a period but had pain on the left of the abdomen

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Sonogram: The only good way to determine if an ovarian cyst is present is to have a pelvic sonogram done to look for one. This is not something one can subjectively know through symptom evaluation. Left lower abdominal pain is often caused by the colon as well.

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Last updated Aug 28, 2016

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