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A 26-year-old female asked:

After having intercourse i have pain in my upper left abdomen.. could it be an ovarian problem..had hysterectomy. two years ago for cervical cancer.

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Possible: It could be your ovaries, it could be scar tissue that formed after your surgery, it could also be your gastrointestinal tract. Since it occurred after intercourse, i would think about whether it's occurred without intercourse? Is it associated with bowel movements at all? Try to keep a diary for a week or so. If pain is severe, of course, you should go to an er or urgent care.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Possible: You should see you doctor for an exam and possible ultrasound to evaluate the left ovary. There could be other reasons for your pain.

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