A 48-year-old member asked:
i have pain on my left side when constipated. why?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Eric Kaplan answered
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Because the hard : Stool is stretching the wall of the sigmoid colon in left lower abdomen. You may also have diverticular disease which can make the wall of the colon less pliable. Drink more fluids and less caffeine/alcohol.
Answered on Oct 27, 2012
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