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West Warwick, RI
A 39-year-old female asked:

Left side lower abdominal pain. history of diverticulitis. how can i tell if it's a flare up?

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Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
Urgent Care 20 years experience
CT scan: Best test is a CT scan. This can be missed by history and physical. Some diverticulitis develop into life threatening abscesses. So heads up get checked out at the emergency room. Good luck

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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: left lower abdominal pain?

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Dr. John Fung
General Surgery 40 years experience
Defined location: The abdominal cavity can be broken down into four quadrants, the division lines are the midline that divides the right from the left and a transverse line that is at the belly button. Within the left lower quadrant, lies the sigmoid colon (part of the large intestine), the left ovary (females), and the left kidney ureter. If abnormally enlarged, the lower part of the spleen can extend here.
United Kingdom (Great Britain)
A 20-year-old female asked:

Lower abdominal pain, both sides described as an achy pain?

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Dr. Moji Ariyo
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Need more info: there are so many organs in the abdomen that it is difficult to determine the cause unless you provide additional information like triggers, duration, alleviating factors, type of pain and associating symptoms. You can inbox me if you want to discuss further. Take care!
Last updated Nov 11, 2014


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