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CT Scan benefit outweigh the risk? Im 23 with 3 CT scans already. Doctors concerned about chronic upper left abdomen pain radiating to back.

CT Scan benefit outweigh the risk? Im 23 with 3 CT scans already. Doctors concerned about chronic upper left abdomen pain radiating to back.

Depends: It depends on what your dr is concerned about. CT scans do provide significant radiation exposure. Some causes of left upper abdominal pain can e assessed by ultrasound or endoscopy, depending on your other symptoms and risks. If however, your doctor can provide good reason why CT scan is necessary, then it is probably worth doing. You can always seek a second opinion. ...Read more

Belly Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the stomach region or belly. Almost everyone experiences pain in the abdomen at one time or another. Most of the time, it is not caused by a serious medical problem. There are many organs in the abdomen. Pain in the abdomen can originate from any one of them, including: Organs related to digestion -- the end of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas The aorta -- a large blood vessel that runs straight down the inside of the abdomen The appendix -- an organ in the lower right abdomen that no longer serves much function The kidneys -- two bean-shaped organs that lie deep within the abdominal cavity The spleen -- an organ involved in blood maintenance and infection control However, the pain may start from somewhere else -- like your chest or pelvic area. You may also have a generalized infection, such as the flu or strep throat, that affects many parts of your body. The intensity of the pain does not always reflect the seriousness of the condition causing the pain. Severe abdominal pain can be from mild conditions, such as gas or the cramping of viral gastroenteritis. On the other hand, relatively mild pain or no pain may be present with life-threatening conditions, such as cancer of the ...Read more


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I am a 41 year old man. What could my lower left abdominal pain be?

I am a 41 year old man. What could my lower left abdominal pain be?

Many possibilities: Many different problems can cause left lower abdominal pain, some minor (irritable bowel), some serious (diverticulitis, kidney stones, colon cancer). In order to get to the bottom of this, a complete history must be taken, followed by a careful physical exam, lab tests, and other tests which may include x-rays and/or endoscopy. Please make an appointment to see your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Im a 26 year old female, I have lower left abdominal pain, it gets worse when i'm sitting and i lean forward, i've had a hysterectomy. Any idea?

Im a  26 year old female, I have lower left abdominal pain, it gets worse when i'm sitting and i lean forward, i've had a hysterectomy. Any idea?

Get it checked out: Only an exam could diagnose the problem. There are lots of structures there. Please see a doctor tomorrow. Be well. ...Read more

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I am a 35 year old woman having a left abdominal pain originating from hip area and running to my back feels like a strained a muscle?

I am a 35 year old woman  having a left abdominal pain originating from hip area and running to my back feels like a strained a muscle?

Probably is : Go easy on the alcohol, sometimes associated with pancreatitis, which can cause pain in the left back. If it is a strained muscle there should be a history of starting of the pain after exercise or exertion. If this persists see your doctor. ...Read more

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My 16 year old daughter is having left abdominal pain no fever and no burning with urination and just got off her period 2 days ago?

My 16 year old daughter is having left abdominal pain no fever and no burning with urination and just got off her period 2 days ago?

Many Possibilities: She could have a wide range of problems, acute infection, gastroenteritis, an std, an inflammatory disorder, crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, possibly appendicitis... the list goes on and on. It could possibly be something as simple as brief indigestion which will self resolve. Make an appointment with her pediatrician for asap. She needs a careful exam to know where to go with this! ...Read more

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Have lower left abdominal pain. Had Normal colonoscopy 2 yrs ago, No diverticulosis or anything. Could I have developed Diverticulosis in last 2 years?

Have lower left abdominal pain. Had Normal colonoscopy 2 yrs ago, No diverticulosis or anything. Could I have developed Diverticulosis in last 2 years?

Many possibilities: Ovary, hernia, uterus, bladder are all possible sources of your pain. Constipation is easily remedied at home with bowel regimen, increased oral hydration and laxatives. If no better, get in for appointment with your regular doc. Be well. ...Read more

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I'm 22 years old and I have sharp lower left abdomen pain that shoots down my left leg. What could be the reason for this.

Go to see doctors...: Collect and record the feature and degree of your symptoms with their detailed sequence of events, with attention to if physically related or not, and bring those to see doctor who will usually be able to sort out what is going on in you and advise you what to do after reviewing what you bring, history, physicals, ... But, reasonable to think of pinching nerve? Intra-pelvic adhesion? Or ... Best. ...Read more

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