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A 31-year-old member asked:

Why might it be that i have sharp pain on left side of my abdomen?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Med eval: Left abd. Pain causes include but is not limited to: ovarian cyst, ectopic pregnancy, diverticulitis, endometriosis, inguinal hernia, ovulation pain, intestinal obstruction, crohn’s disease, abscess, ulcerative colitis, seminal vesicle inflammation, cancer, aortic aneurysm, renal infection or stone, injury, angina, heart attack, pneumonia, enlarged or ruptured spleen, pancreatitis & obstipation.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

What is the cause of the sharp pain on my left side of abdomen?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Left ABD pain: Left abd. Pain causes include but is not limited to: ovarian cyst, ectopic pregnancy, diverticulitis, endometriosis, inguinal hernia, ovulation pain, intestinal obstruction, crohn’s disease, abscess, ulcerative colitis, seminal vesicle inflammation, cancer, aortic aneurysm, renal infection or stone, injury, angina, heart attack, pneumonia, enlarged or ruptured spleen, pancreatitis & obstipation.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Provided original answer
Get chronic pain checked especially if associated with stool changes. Severe Abdominal pain = emergency evaluation.
Apr 11, 2013
A 34-year-old member asked:

What can this sharp pain on my left side of abdomen be?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Left ABD pain: Left abd. Pain causes include but is not limited to: ovarian cyst, ectopic pregnancy, diverticulitis, endometriosis, inguinal hernia, ovulation pain, intestinal obstruction, crohn’s disease, abscess, ulcerative colitis, seminal vesicle inflammation, cancer, aortic aneurysm, renal infection or stone, injury, angina, heart attack, pneumonia, enlarged or ruptured spleen, pancreatitis & obstipation.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Provided original answer
Get chronic pain checked especially if associated with stool changes. Severe Abdominal pain = emergency evaluation.
Apr 11, 2013
Anaheim, CA
A 25-year-old female asked:

Is it normal when your left side of your abdomen has sharp pain?

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Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
General Practice 52 years experience
Not normal: having sharp pain at the left side of the abdomen. This could be a lot of think since you do not give full history. Such as ovarian cyst , gi problems such as diverticulitis, muscle strain, hernia , abcess, etc. Do you have fever? Any change in your bowel habit? Did you miss your period? See a doctor. An ultrasound or ct scan of the abdomen is probably needed.
Australia
A 29-year-old male asked:

I have a pain on the left side of abdomen below the rib cage?

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Dr. Julio Bordas
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Multiple causes.: Pain below left side of rib cage maybe muscular in origin, and/or related to the ribs. Muscle strain is possible. If is worsening or not resolving you must get checked. Other possibilities include stomach, liver, or even spleen disorders.
India
A 26-year-old male asked:

Pain on left side of abdomen?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Raymond Schneider
47 years experience
Nature of pain?: Left sided pain in a male could be a hernis, kidney stone, diverticular disease, pancreatitis and even just gas or constipation. We look at the location, the type of pain, lab tests, x-rays and, of course, examine the patient. There are lots of other possibilities as well. If pain gets worse or does not just go away you should see your doctor.

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