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A 47-year-old member asked:

What can i do if my lower left side of my stomach hurts a lot any sugestions on what it might be?

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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Anything: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hurts, that could be your skin, muscles, bladder, uterus, or intestines. If the upper part of your abdomen hurts, it could be acid reflux, pancreatitis, or other problems. See a doctor for an assessment.
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My lower left side of my stomach hurts. Help?

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Dr. Irina Kovatch
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May be GYN related: Most frequently left lower quadrant abdominal pain in a young female is caused by gyn related issues (e.g. Ruptured ovarian cyst). Less commonly, at this age, a condition called diverticulitis (inflammation of colon diverticula) may cause similar pain. Rarely appendicitis may present with pain on the left side instead of the right. Other causes are related to urinary tract.
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A female asked:

My stomach hurts on my left side after inserting a tampon, why is this?

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 39 years experience
See Your Doctor: More info is needed to answer your question: duration, location, description of pain; medical history including gynecologic details; & more. There are several possibilities such as: constipation can cause pelvic pressure/discomfort, infections can cause abdominal pain when cervix is disturbed & more. Addtionally examination is required. See your doctor for proper diagnosis & treatment.
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Last updated Oct 6, 2015

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