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A 18-year-old female asked:

What causes lower left abdomen swelling and pains?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
The lower left side of the abdomen contains Large intestine and Colon. Swelling and pain could be caused by constipation, Irritable bowel disease, gastroenteritis (infection) or Diverticulitis. Most symptoms in this area are short lived and will go away in a few days. If the pain persists, please contact your DR or a full exam.
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 58 years experience
At your age I would suspect pregnancy or appendicitis. See a Dr.
Last updated Jul 20, 2021

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