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pain in lower left side?

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Dr. Ronald Galyon
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
More details please: Left side, front, back, in chest, in abdomen, pelvis ? Way to many possibilities without a little direction. Lower left front, hernia, colitis, kidney stone, etc.
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Abdominal pain: Can be very hard to sort out. See your doc to work the issues and see if more testing or treatment is needed.

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A 26-year-old male asked:

What can cause lower left back/side pain?

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Some thoughts...: For a young guy who's otherwise healthy, we think of lower back strain (muscle strain) as one of the most frequent causes. Other things that can give pain in that location - kidney stones, gas, constipation, and less frequently kidney infections, diverticulitis. If you're having a fever, numbness or weakness in any of your legs, or problems controlling bowel or bladder, see your doc asap.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What causes pain in left lower side of abdomen?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Many possibilities..: Finding out the cause of abdominal pain is like solving a mystery: we collect clues from one's symptoms, history, examination+/- tests. Therefore, a "hands-on" eval is critical. In general, causes of left lower abdominal pain can include irritable bowel, diverticular disease, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, intestinal or gynecologic cancers, urinary tract infections, etc...
A 45-year-old member asked:

What causes pain on lower left side of abdomen?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Diverticular Dz?: This can sometimes be related to diverticular disease. If the pain is chronic or accompanied by change to bowel habitus - this warrants medical assessment. Severe abdominal pain warrants urgent evaluation.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What causes pain left side of lower abdomen?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Many things: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What causes pain in abdomen lower left side?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Many possibilities: Left lower abdomen discomfort can come from constipation, diverticulitis, colitis, ovarian condition, gas, irritable bowel, etc.

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