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Pain left lower abdomen?

Pain left lower abdomen?

Impossible to say: Too broad a differential. If concerned best to see your md. ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi
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Left Lower Abdominal Pain (Definition)

The abdominal cavity can be broken down into four quadrants, the division lines are the midline that divides the right from the left and a transverse line that is at the belly button. Within the left lower quadrant, lies the sigmoid colon (part of the large intestine), the left ovary (females), and the left kidney ureter. If abnormally enlarged, the lower part of the ...Read more


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Lower left abdominal pain?

Lower left abdominal pain?

More info?: Is it sharp or achy? Is it every time or only sometimes? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery ? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? Has anyone done any studies? Need a bit more info? Any nausea? Fevers? ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pain lower abdamen?

Other symptoms: If you have lost your appetite and or any jaring movement of your abdomen hurts worse... Go to er. ...Read more

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Pain in lower abdomen right side?

Pain in lower abdomen right side?

Appendicitis?: Many very different causes are possible. Appendicitis is one of the most urgent. Work up will include differential temperature (oral-rectal), WBC and sometimes observation in the hospital. Nausea, vomiting associated are commonly associated with this condition. But only an actual consultation in er or dr s office will clarify what is your case. ...Read more

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Pain in lower left back sharp

Pain in lower left back sharp

Back pain left side: Need musculoskeletal exam. Two major structures that commonly cause this-1) iliolumbar ligament or 2)attachment of major extensor muscle ( quadratus lumborum) at sacrum ( enthesiopathies)3) myotonic point in overused muscle. Usually localized. May respond massage, manipulation or needling. Common cause is rotating lower back during lift or abnormal position while working. Physical therapists. ...Read more

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Wincing, sharp pain on lower left abdomen?

Wincing, sharp pain on lower left abdomen?

Many possibilities: Left lower abdomen discomfort can come from constipation, diverticulitis, colitis, ovarian condition, gas, irritable ibowel, etc. Would need to see a doctor for a complete history and physical exination. ...Read more

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Dull ache lower left abdomen?

Dull ache lower left abdomen?

Many possibilities: These include constipation, colon cancer, diverticular disease, pelvic inflammatory disease. You should probably see a GI and/or ob/gyn if your symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Left sided abdominal pain constant gastritis?

Could be many things: Depending on the severity, timing and location the pain could be due do food in sensitivities, problems with your gut, kidney problems, constipation or diarrhea to name a few. If the pain is severe, prolonged or just causing significant discomfort, get checked out by your primary care and they can help determine a plan of care. ...Read more

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Left sided pelvic pain radiating to lower back?

Left sided pelvic pain radiating to lower back?

Could be: Many different things, from ovarian/uterine issues to left sided colon issues. It could even be from your left kidney/urinary tract system. It would be very helpful if you could provide more information in regards to the quality of the pain, what makes it better or worse, anything else going healthwise and what may have been going on when it started. ...Read more

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Waves of upper abdominal pain radiating to right lower abdomen?

Waves of upper abdominal  pain radiating to right lower abdomen?

Consultation advised: If this is a new problem you should you need to see a physician as soon as possible to examen you and diagnose and treat you. If this is a chronic problem see your physician for proper diagnosis and treatment; you can also have a consultation here at Health Tap which may be helpful. A video, voice only or INBOX text consultation is best. A text chat is not advised for this problem. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Pain in lower abdomen and groin lower left side.?

How long, how bad...: Don't have details. Could be anything from gyn, colon problems including diverticulitis or cancer, ureteral stone, hernia, lymph nodes from infection or tumor, other. Need to see a doc. Acute or sudden symptoms? See a doc now, otherwise asap. ...Read more

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Dull right sided flank pain?

Flank pain: Right flank pain can be caused by kidney infection, kidney stone, muscle strain, pinched nerve, or referred pain from an abnormality in the colon or pelvic organs. If it persists you should see your physician for an exam and other testing. ...Read more

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Pain at left side upper abdomen?

Pain at left side upper abdomen?

See your doctor.: At age 75, the new onset of left upper abdominal pain ought to be evaluated, particularly in light of your history of anemia. You might consider taking a trial of Zantac (ranitidine) or other antacids in the meantime. If you have any chest pain with it, go to the emergency room immediately. Good luck. ...Read more

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Searing type pain in lower left abdomen?

Searing type pain in lower left abdomen?

See a physician : You should see a physician . This could be a serious medical condition. ...Read more

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Pain right lower abdomen ?

See a doctor: There are medical emergencies that come to mind when you say right lower abdominal pain, but there are so many different causes, that you really need to see a doctor and have a complete history and physical examination to figure out what is going on. ...Read more

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I am having left lower quadrant pain. I have constipation frequently and the pain. What could it be?

I am having left lower quadrant pain. I have constipation frequently and the pain. What could it be?

See a doctor: This may be a minor issue easily resolved, but may also have potential serious consequences. Please see a doctor and have this resolved. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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What is the reason behind Left lower quadrant pain in appendicitis?

Appendicitis: Although i searched for pain on the left side, I could not find a reason. As you know the pain may start in the middle of the abdomen and then migrate to the lower right. Appetite goes away. With time the pain becomes worse and treatment (surgical) is needed before it bursts ...Read more

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What are the possible problem when you feel a left lower quadrant pain in the abdomen?

What are the possible problem when you feel a left lower quadrant pain in the abdomen?

Many possible: Problems. Organs in the area are colon, ureter, and ovary/fallopian tube. And these organs can have inflammatory/infectious problems, tumors (benign and malignant), or even congenital problems. For you, a 22 year old woman, the most common organ that can cause problems is reproductive organs. If pain is persistent, or is severe, you need to see a doctor to figure out what is cause. ...Read more

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What is the pathophysiology of left lower quadrant pain presenting in appendicitis?

Radiating pain: the nerves of the appendix also innervates the entire colon. When you push on the left side you and then release the nerves are stimulated. Since the appendix is inflamed the distention of the left transmits to the right and you sense the pain. The visceral peritoneum is directly attached. If the appendix is ruptured then the parietal peritoneum is inflamed and the test no longer holds. ...Read more

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Left hip pain four weeks mostly outside, butt..Have had left lower quadrant pain, UTI prior, on med. Pain worse when sitting for while or lying on side.

Left hip pain four weeks mostly outside, butt..Have had left lower quadrant pain, UTI prior, on med. Pain worse when sitting for while or lying on side.

Musculoskeltal pain: The pain of the hip and buttock may be of musculoskeletal origin, esp if it is exacerbated by certain body positions. Re: your prior uti, check a urinalysis and culture to assure its resolution. A renal ultrasound would detect a kidney problem, e.g. Obstruction, stone, tumor, that might cause some of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Left lower quadrant pain during menstration. Period is very light. Constipated for 3days. Feel vomiting.

Left lower quadrant pain during menstration. Period is very light. Constipated for 3days. Feel vomiting.

Endometriosis?: Could be endometriosis, where the cells that line the inside if the uterus escape, and reside in other parts of the abdominal cavity. See a gynecologist i find out more. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I ve had the paragard IUD for about 7 months no problems until now the past week or two I have a dull pain in my left lower quadrant it feels as thoug?

I ve had the paragard IUD for about 7 months no problems until now the past week or two I have a dull pain in my left lower quadrant it feels as thoug?

See your gyn: U need an ultrasound , exam and cultures u may have an infection, or a cyst, and u wnat to make sure u are not pg and have an ectopic preg in the tube. ...Read more

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I have slight pain and firmness in my left lower quadrant. What should I watch for to indicate an abnormality?

Diverticulitis?: Left lower quadrant pain typically indicates inflammation or infection of the descending colon. However, traveling left kidney stones can give you similar symptoms. Please consult with your physician. Fever and chills, painful bowel movement and urination will indicate urgent symptoms. Bloody urine or stools need emergent evaluation. ...Read more

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What could cause a mass in the left-lower quadrant?

What could cause a mass in the left-lower quadrant?

Many possibilities: I do not know where in the left lower abdomen you are describing, or if it internal or external in location. Could be fatty lipoma, hernia, less likely diverticulitis or abscess infection, ovarian growth or cyst, skin abscess or infection, colon tumor, etc. ...Read more

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What organs are in the left lower quadrant of the abdomen?

What organs are in the left lower quadrant of the abdomen?

Very few: Your descending and sigmoid colon. Your left oviduct and ovary, if you were a woman. Depending on whether or not there are large fibroids, or a baby, the uterus may sit in the left lower quadrant. ...Read more

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Hi , recently i felt hard mass in left lower quadrant. i never felt it before. Got CBC all is normal in this test. Still confused why it is there?

Hi , recently i felt hard mass in left lower quadrant. i never felt it before. Got CBC all is normal in this test. Still confused why it is there?

Need to examine: CBC is not and appropriate test for diagnosing an abdominal mass. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more

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4 the last year experiencing discomfort in the left lower quadrant of my abdominal cavity. What could be the problem and how could I treat the issue?

4 the last year experiencing discomfort in the left lower quadrant of my abdominal cavity. What could be the problem and how could I treat the issue?

A variety of things: Within the left lower quadrant, lies the sigmoid colon (part of the large intestine), the left ovary (females), and the left kidney ureter. Evaluation and treatment will depend on associated symptoms, e.g. diarrhea, constipation, blood in urine or stool, presence of mass and nature of discomfort. See a gastroenterologist if this persists or worsens. ...Read more

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Hi. I had an appendectomy 3 weeks ago and am having severe burning and stabbing pain in my left lower quadrant that radiates. Is this nerve pain?

Hard to say,: The answer requires more information. But the best answer is the one your surgeon gives you. He knows you best. If the pain is new, please call your surgeon now or talk to the doc who is on call. If it has been there for 3 weeks, see the surgeon this week for an explanation. ...Read more

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Just wanna ask if what is this? I feel something hard on my left lower quadrant. I have irregular period, irregular bowel movement. Thanks!

Just wanna ask if what is this? I feel something hard on my left lower quadrant. I have irregular period, irregular bowel movement. Thanks!

Likely poo: Your LLQ is the staging area for emptying your poo.It can easily become swollen and full in those who have irregular emptying habits.Developing a timed emptying program that involves at least twice daily evacuations can move the mass along.It may take some Mirilax to help loosen it . ...Read more

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Pain in left lower quadrant around pelvic region during intercourse. Std check negative. What could this be?

Pain in left lower quadrant around pelvic region during intercourse. Std check negative. What could this be?

Severl things: A n ovarian cyst, a recently ruptured cyst with fluid in pelvis, bladder infection, ectopic pregnancy, uterine fibroid, uterine prolapse, much less likely would be process in colon, consider going in for exam, the birth control pill may help or you may need to consider laparoscopy ( but thats down the road. Start with pregnancy test if you have not had a hysterectomy. ...Read more

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Hi got an left lower quadrant abdominal pain.

Nonspecific : There's really not enough info for a diagnosis, but diverticulitis is one possibility. Kidney stones, constipation, irritable vowels syndrome are also possibilities. See your primary care for a more thorough evaluation. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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The vaginal bright red vaginal bleeding is still happening. Not on my period nor pregnant. I am a virgin. This morning I noticed a lump in my left lower quadrant area. I feels a bit solid. Also it's not on my ride side. I am scared. What could it be?

The vaginal bright red vaginal bleeding is still happening. Not on my period nor pregnant. I am a virgin. This morning I noticed a lump in my left lower quadrant area. I feels a bit solid. Also it's not on my ride side. I am scared. What could it be?

Need to see GYN MD: Unfortunately, an accurate answer cannot be given in this forum without a physical/pelvic examination. An abdominal mass such as a uterine fibroid can cause excessive bright red vaginal bleeding and will feel solid as well as an ovarian growth/tumor. You need to see a GYN MD ASAP to determine the solution and cause. ...Read more

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Lower Abdominal Pain (Definition)

Lower abdominal pain is defined as pain restricted to the abdomen below the ...Read more