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Pressure, bloated, hard feeling on lower left abdomen, tender to touch. Felt when I cough & lean forward. Middle chest pain when cracking back. Cause?

Pressure, bloated, hard feeling on lower left abdomen, tender to touch. Felt when I cough & lean forward. Middle chest pain when cracking back. Cause?

Left lower abdomen: You could have an incarcerated hernia. Hopefully, it is not strangulating from your description. Better have it checked ASAP. You can check about your chest pain then. Doubt it is an item of real severity. Of consideration, have you been coughing a lot lately? H/o of asthma? Brochitis? It can be related to your develop of your hernia. ...Read more

Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more


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What could be causing the pain and tenderness in my lower left abdomen? I have pain in my lower left abdomen which sometimes causes me to be very bloated. It is tender to the touch, too. It has been persistent for the last here and a half weeks. I does co

What could be causing the pain and tenderness in my lower left abdomen? I have pain in my lower left abdomen which sometimes causes me to be very bloated. It is tender to the touch, too. It has been persistent for the last here and a half weeks. I does co

That : That is a long time to have abdominal pain, so please be evaluated immediately by your doctor. Possibilities include diverticulitis (little loops on the bowel that get infected), constipation, urinary tract infection, ovarian issues (if you are a woman), and other bowel problems. If you have increased pain, fever, or vomiting, then you will have to go to the er. ...Read more

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What causes tender aching skin and muscles especially on lower left abdomen? Other symptoms include blood, undigested food and lots of mucus in stool

What causes tender aching skin and muscles especially on lower left abdomen? Other symptoms include blood, undigested food and lots of mucus in stool

Your Doctor can help: Blood in the stool is always worry some. You can go and see your gp and ask him to examine you and check you blood for any problems. For a young person, you are already affected by more problems than I would expect. You need to exercise daily and eat healthy diet(this is just general advice which may get your mind off the illnesses that are affecting you a bit sooner than later). ...Read more

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Sharp pains in my lower stomach, a lumpy spot on my lower left abdomen that feels like it is bruised, but doesn't look bruised. Should i be worried?

Sharp pains in my lower stomach, a lumpy spot on my lower left abdomen that feels like it is bruised, but doesn't look bruised. Should i be worried?

Possibly: You are already worried, and the best way to alleviate this is to see a doctor and have this examined. This can be something in the abdominal wall, beneath the wall in the peritoneal cavity, and if in the cavity, emanating from one of several structures. In most instances this will not be a major threat to you, but does need further evaluation. See a doctor and get examined. Good luck. ...Read more

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My lower left abdomen feels bruised. Is this a symptom of early pregnancy? Also, I usually have 7 day periods. Then suddenly had a 2-day one.

My lower left abdomen feels bruised. Is this a symptom of early pregnancy? Also, I usually have 7 day periods. Then suddenly had a 2-day one.

My adivse is to: Get a home pregnancy test and go from there. You sound like you could be pregnant assuming your sexually active, which I assume you are or wouldn't be asking :-) If your worried about family and friends, share with those you trust. If you are pregnant, it's important ot have support people in place. Best to you and be well! ...Read more

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5-6cm Bruise appeared without any trauma on lower left abdomen. Top of bruise is pea size lump under skin, tender to touch. Should I be concerned?

5-6cm Bruise appeared without any trauma on lower left abdomen. Top of bruise is pea size lump under skin, tender to touch. Should I be concerned?

Abd Bruise: This is a large area to just "appear" without any trauma. The pea size lump could be an accumulation of blood/bleeding. Not sure of your age. I would have a Health Care Professional take a look ...Read more

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Tender lump lower left abdomen?

Tender lump lower left abdomen?

Maybe: An inguinal (groin) hernia. See a doctor for an examination. ...Read more

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I have an ache in my lower left abdomen that is kinda tender when I press the area. Any idea what that's connected to?

I have an ache in my lower left abdomen that is kinda tender when I press the area. Any idea what that's connected to?

Pain: Several things. It may go away on its own at age 18. If not are you bowel movements regular. Do you have gas? Are you loosing weight. How is your back? A health care professional should check if problems persist. ...Read more

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Pea size lump lower left abdomen, tender?

Pea size lump lower left abdomen, tender?

Abdominal lump: Small abdominal lump with tenderness folliculitis, abcess are possibilities abdominal wall lipomas are not ususally tender. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Sharp pain.lower left abdomen. It's very tender. When pressed it brings tears. Is it possible it's just menstruation related or from gastroparesis?

Sharp pain.lower left abdomen. It's very tender. When pressed it brings tears. Is it possible it's just menstruation related or from gastroparesis?

Severe left lower: Quadrant abdominal pain could be caused by diverticulitis, kidney infection or stones, or any number of conditions beside gyn causes. See your doctor for accurate diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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Lump in lower left abdomen? Tender when applying pressure and during intercourse. Sometimes feels rope-like, elongating to my pelvic bone. 23 year old

Lump in lower left abdomen? Tender when applying pressure and during intercourse. Sometimes feels rope-like, elongating to my pelvic bone. 23 year old

Needs to be checked: You have a palpable lump in lower left abdomen. From what you describe it can be anything. It may be in the abdominal wall or intra abdominal. You need to be evaluated with detailed history as to any other symptoms, history of any trauma etc and a physical exam, and if indicated on exam may need blood/urine test and imaging like ultrasound or cat scan. ...Read more

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Feel hard small lump in lower left abdomen, tender to touch almost under hip bone. Ct scan normal and have bloating.

Feel hard small lump in lower left abdomen, tender to touch almost under hip bone. Ct scan normal and have bloating.

Change diet: If the CT scan is normal then the lump may not be anything more than a cyst but you should consult your doctor to be sure. For the bloating try dietary changes like eliminating dairy or gluten. ...Read more

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What causes women pain in lower left abdomen?

What causes women pain in lower left abdomen?

Many possibilities..: Finding out the cause of abdominal pain is like solving a mystery: we collect clues from one's symptoms, history, examination+/- tests. Therefore, a "hands-on" eval is critical. In general, causes of left lower abdominal pain can include irritable bowel, diverticular disease, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, intestinal or gynecologic cancers, urinary tract infections, etc... ...Read more

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What causes pain in lower left abdomen female?

What causes pain in lower left abdomen female?

Many causes.: In a woman causes of left lower abdominal pain can include: ovarian cyst, ectopic pregnancy, diverticulitis, endometriosis, hernia, ovulation pain, crohn’s disease, abscess, ulcerative colitis, cancer, renal infection or stone or injury just to mention a few. If pain is chronic get it checked out –especially if associated with change in bowel habitus. Severe abdominal pain warrants er visit. ...Read more

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I seldom feel cramp on my lower left abdomen. What can be causes?

I seldom feel cramp on my lower left abdomen. What can be causes?

Maybe nothing: If it's just seldomly felt cramp, it may just be normal function of your bowels. If this becomes continuous, worsening, or is associated with other symptoms, I would get it evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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What could cause pain in right shoulder blade and in lower left abdomen?

What could cause pain in right shoulder blade and in lower left abdomen?

Scapula Pain: Inflammation can occur underneath the shoulder blade where there is a bursa. This is called scapulothoracic bursitis and can be treated with therapy, NSAIDS, pain medications, and possibly a steroid injection. Make an appointment with an Orthopaedic shoulder surgeon to be evaluated and discuss treatment options. Take care, Joe Wilson. ...Read more

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Can diverticulitis also cause radiating pain from my lower left abdomen to my lower back?

Potentially: Yes, diverticulitis is one of the more common causes of pain in the left lower quadrant, there are other causes as well. Don't hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I am 31 y/o, in the very first weeks of pregnancy. I have been having pain in my lower left abdomen. What could this be? Is this cause for concern?

I am 31 y/o, in the very first weeks of pregnancy. 
I have been having pain in my lower left abdomen. What could this be? Is this cause for concern?

Ectopic & Yes: Any time someone has one sided pain in early pregnancy, they need to be seen to rule out an ectopic pregnancy. An ectopic (tubal) pregnancy can rupture and cause life threatening bleeding. See an OB asap. An HCG titer will be drawn, an exam, & pelvic ultrasound should be done. Take good care of yourself. ...Read more

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What might cause pain in the lower left abdomen in women?

What might cause pain in the lower left abdomen in women?

Many possibilities..: Finding out the cause of abdominal pain is like solving a mystery: we collect clues from one's symptoms, history, examination+/- tests. Therefore, a "hands-on" eval is critical. In general, causes of left lower abdominal pain can include irritable bowel, diverticular disease, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, intestinal or gynecologic cancers, urinary tract infections, etc... ...Read more

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What could cause pain in lower left abdomen / testicle?

What could cause pain in lower left abdomen / testicle?

Causes include: Infection, inflammation, or tumor, in your colon, rectum, testicle, prostate, kidney or lymph node. Or it could be an inguinal hernia or injury. Best to see a doctor for accurate diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

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