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On the 22 I had a really sharp pain in my lower left abdomen that kept me in bed. Pain dulled but stayed then turned to numbness as of today. Cause?

On the 22 I had a really sharp pain in my lower left abdomen that kept me in bed. Pain dulled but stayed then turned to numbness as of today. Cause?

How old are you?: Age is a major factor in determining what caused this pain. The problem could vary from constipation to diverticulosis, a condition that could lead to complications if you aren't on a proper diet. If the pain persist or become worse, I advise you to see your local doctor. Make sure you drink plenty of water and fluids. Add more fiber to your diet. Eat some fruits or vegetables and try excerising ...Read more

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I have sharp burning/stabbing pain in lower left abdomen, radiating down my leg and foot is numb. Do I need to go to a hospital? (Have previously had pancreatitis, in 2010)

I have sharp burning/stabbing pain in lower left abdomen, radiating down my leg and foot is numb. Do I need to go to a hospital? (Have previously had pancreatitis, in 2010)

No: Sounds more like nerve pain. Your pancreas is in your upper abdomen. If your pain changes or if you have other symptoms; such as vomiting, fever, swelling in your groin or blood in your stool you should be seen at the hospital. Make an appointment to see your MD. All the best and I hope you feel better. ...Read more

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If my abdomen and lower parts go numb after a hernia surgery, is that normal? I went in for a double hernia that was caused by lifting to much weight. The belly button and left lower areas were effected. The doctor said the cut would be small and it would

If my abdomen and lower parts go numb after a hernia surgery, is that normal? I went in for a double hernia that was caused by lifting to much weight. The belly button and left lower areas were effected. The doctor said the cut would be small and it would

Some numbness common: It depends on what type of hernia repair you had done. It's not uncommon to have numbness around the incisions after surgery. If you had a laparoscopic hernia repair, that should be minimal. Open hernia repairs are associated with some incidence of numbness on the inside of the thigh and scrotum. Sometimes it gets better over time. ...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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What can cause tendernes in lower left abdomen for 5 years?

What can cause tendernes in lower left abdomen for 5 years?

Uncertain: Some causes of chronic left lower quadrant abdominal tenderness/ pain can include: constipation, diverticulosis, colitis & Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. You would need to be evaluated to determine cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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What could be the cause for a sharp pain in d lower left abdomen?

What could be the cause for a sharp pain in d lower left abdomen?

Uncertain. Male or: Female? Causes of left lower abdominal pain can include but are 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 or injury. Get chronic pain checked. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause stabbing pains in my lower left abdomen?

Is there anything that can cause stabbing pains in my lower left abdomen?

Severe abd pain = ER: Causes of left lower abdominal pain can include but are 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 or injury. Get chronic pain checked especially if associated with stool changes. ...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 sudden sharp pains in my lower left abdomen?

What could cause sudden sharp pains in my lower left abdomen?

SEVERE PAIN = ER: Causes of left lower abdominal pain can include but are 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 or injury. Get chronic pain checked especially if associated with stool changes. ...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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What would cause a faint pain on my lower left abdomen?

Tough to say: Several issues such as gas pains, constipation, diverticular disease, muscle strain, ovarian issues, kidney stone with referred pain, UTI with referred pain, etc. Really can not tell without a good history and exam. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What could cause pain in lower left abdomen and constipation?

Colon problem: Obstruction in the colon due to a mass
narrowing in the colon secondary to diverticulitis
lack of fiber I n your diet
overuse of narcotics ...Read more

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What can cause your lower left abdomen to have a moving and piching feeling?

What can cause your lower left abdomen to have a moving and piching feeling?

Colonic movement: My best guess would be that it is your descending colon either digesting food or in spasm. Sometimes these symptoms can occur with Irritable Bowel Syndrome.It could also be gas moving around in there as well. You could try a gas medication like simethicone which you can purchase over the counter to see if this alleviates the symptoms at all. If not and it is bothersome, see your doc. ...Read more

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What could cause a stretching pain in my lower left abdomen when I move or take a deep breath?

What could cause a stretching pain in my lower left abdomen when I move or take a deep breath?

See below: These symptoms need to be fully and thoroughly evaluated by your physician who can then explain them to you and discuss with you what's best. ...Read more

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What causes a ticklish feeling in lower left abdomen by my hip. The feeling is constant. No pain just feels like a tickle?

What causes a ticklish feeling in lower left abdomen by my hip. The feeling is constant. No pain just feels like a tickle?

Inguinal hernia: It may be a very small Inguinal hernia starting. If it bothers you, a physical exam by a doctor should help determine if there is a hernia starting. An ultrasound may also help if you have a very small hernia. ...Read more

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I've been tryin to get pregnant for awhile now but no + results. I'm wonderin if the pain that I'm feelin in my lower left abdomen is causin my problem?

I've been tryin to get pregnant for awhile now but no + results. I'm wonderin if the pain that I'm feelin in my lower left abdomen is causin my problem?

See gynecologist: See your gynecologist for an evaluation. There are many problems that interfere with conception. If there is a problem with your left ovary, that would be the first area to examine. ...Read more

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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 is the cause of pain in lower left abdomen and lower left back? Also have sudden nausea everyday. No constipation. 34 Female

Abdominal pain: Your pain can be due to many possible etiologies. Can be related to your left ovary, can be a renal stone, can be diverticulitis. All of the above are very common. I recommend to get examined by a family Dr. As a start. ...Read more

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What can cause sharp stabbing pain in my lower left abdomen worse while standing or sitting could h pylori cause these horrible pains?

Left lower abd: H pylori infests the upper gi tract (stomach)and not the lower. Sharp, stabbing pains there may be gas buildup in the colon or simple colonic spasms. Pathology involving the left ovarian or pelvic organs are other possibilities. If frequent symptoms persist, see your physician for examination and appropriate tests and/ or referral to a gastroenterologist or gynecologist may be ordered. ...Read more

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What would cause pain or what is located in lower left abdomen, near hip bone? The pain is transient, sharp, and happening more often now.

What would cause pain or what is located in lower left abdomen, near hip bone? The pain is transient, sharp, and happening more often now.

Stones vs 'ticulitis: Left lower quadrant pain makes me think of diverticulitis (inflammation of pain-free diverticulosis), kidney stones & ovarian cyst/torsion. The list could include constipation, obstruction, endometriosis & adhesions depending upon your surgical & obstetric history. Go see your family doctor for complete evaluation, diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more