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Pocatello, ID
A 24-year-old female asked:

lower left abdom. pain. pain when urinating/sitting. some dizziness. been drinking cranberry juice. bladder infection? stomach rumbles, gas/pain help!

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Dr. Stephen Rothstein
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Pain: May many things including a bladder infection. Suggest you have it checked out today.

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