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A 30-year-old member asked:

I have a painful lower abdomen left side...where the kidney is. hurts if i stretch, i can feel it more when i push in on the flower front side, been like this for about a week, doesn't seem to get worse or better?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Marx
Pain Management 49 years experience
See a Doctor: Could be kidney problems or a stone, diverticulitis of the bowel.You need a ua to check for blood and protein, check of stool for blood. A good physical exam and thorough history may also help shed some light on what is going on, too. Eventually you may need a ct with contrast to get a better idea but this carries a high dose of radiation to get an answer.Don't try to self-diagnose.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 43 years experience
Sounds: More like diverticular or colon problem rather than kidney related. Could also be constipation. See your doctor or a colon and rectal surgeon or GI doctor. Don't ignore this..

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