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Hello, i'm a female & have irritating pain off & on, not sharp pain, in my left side, in line with belly button. feels like pinching. have ibs-c. thnx?

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Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 46 years experience
By left side,: I'm not sure whether you mean in the left side of your abdomen or around to your side in what we call the flank area. Pain in the flank/side is often associated with something in the kidney...maybe even a little kidney stone? Pinching is not a common characteristic of abdominal pain...intensifying cramping would be suggestive of bowel obstruction. Not sure IBS related. Need eval; see your Doctor.

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