Intermittent sharp pain in lower left abdomen - Doctor answers

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Dear doctor I have an intermittent sharp pain in my left lower abdomen. Could it be due to too much alcohol drinking? If not please advise.. .

Dear doctor I have an intermittent sharp pain in my left lower abdomen. Could it be due to too much alcohol drinking? If not please advise.. .

Possibly: It could - if it is causing problems with your intestinal system. In men, the lower left abdomen is usually a site of pain caused by intestinal disease, a condition called diverticulitis can cause sharp left lower quadrant pains. Do you have any diarrheal problems, or any black stools or blood in stools? Other causes can be hernias or musculoskeletal causes. ...Read more

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What causes sudden sharp intermittent pain in lower left abdomen? No change in bowel habits. Period expected in next few days. No other pmt symptoms.

What causes sudden sharp intermittent pain in lower left abdomen? No change in bowel habits. Period expected in next few days. No other pmt symptoms.

Too complex...: To sort out this problem would require a thorough discussion and a physical exam by a physician, in addition to possible lab testing or imaging. If this persists, you should see your doctor ASAP. Good luck. ...Read more

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Having sharp pain in lower left abdomen, what could it be? Pain has been going on off and on all day

Having sharp pain in lower left abdomen, what could it be? Pain has been going on off and on all day

Constipated?: Diverticulitis: inflammation of a diverticulum, esp. In the colon, causing pain and disturbance of bowel function
crohns disease: chronic inflammatory disease of the intestines, esp. The colon and ileum, associated with ulcers and fistulae. Kidney stone: a hard mass formed in the kidneys, typically consisting of insoluble calcium compounds; a renal calculus. Ectopic pregnancy, ulcerative colitis. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in lower left abdomen, happened first time, its night and there is no doctor at this time. Anything I can do? I'm in very pain.

Sharp pain in lower left abdomen, happened first time, its night and there is no doctor at this time. Anything I can do? I'm in very pain.

Seek help: If your pain is that severe you need someone to evaluate you to figure out what's going on, as it's otherwise impossible to suggest options for reducing pain without having a better understanding of what's going on. You may be able to lessen the pain with hot packs and reducing the tension in your abdominal wall (curling up). Again I would strongly advise an urgent eval if the pains severe. ...Read more

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What causes sharp pain in lower left abdomen, on left side of lower back, and on left leg down to the knee?

What causes sharp pain in lower left abdomen, on left side of lower back, and on left leg down to the knee?

Pinched nerve: Sometimes this pain can be caused by a pinched or irritated nerve. Sometimes a pulled muscle can also cause this type of pain. If it persists or worsens seek medical attention. ...Read more

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My husband is 28 and he is suffering from sharp pain in lower left abdomen pain. The pain is non continous. Does alcohol intake effects it?

My husband is 28 and he is suffering from sharp pain in lower left abdomen pain. The pain is non continous. Does alcohol intake effects it?

See a doctor!!!: I cannot answer whether alcohol intake effects it.... Only your husband can. This could be appendicitis or a hundred other things. Your husband needs to be seen by a physician for a full history, physical examination and potentially x-rays and blood tests. Don't waste time typing - see your doctor. ...Read more

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Recently lifted something that was too heavy. Now have sharp pain in lower left abdomen. Doc said it was pulled muscle but its getting worse.?

Recently lifted something that was too heavy. Now have sharp pain in lower left abdomen. Doc said it was pulled muscle but its getting worse.?

Possible hernia: Your doctor is probably right--a "pulled muscle" may take days to heal, or may worsen if you repeat the behavior that caused the injury. Try a heating pad for this. However, hernias do occur, & may not be readily apparent on physical exam since there are so many different layers of abdominal wall. A ct scan of the abdomen may be helpful here for your reassurance. ...Read more

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Frequent urinating with sharp pain in lower left abdomen with cramping feeling in abdomen & pain in my back with bloating. What can be causing this?

Frequent urinating with sharp pain in lower left abdomen with cramping feeling in abdomen & pain in my back with bloating. What can be causing this?

All signs point: To a urinary tract infection. An inflamed bladder can cause or exacerbate those symptoms. I think you should go unfor exam but likely a short course of right antibiotics will do. Good luck. ...Read more

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Chronic pain in lower left abdomen. Comes and goes. Now getting a sharp pain seems like femoral nerve, near crotch area. 1 yr ago gut MRI was negative?

Chronic pain in lower left abdomen. Comes and goes. Now getting a sharp pain seems like femoral nerve, near crotch area. 1 yr ago gut MRI was negative?

Left Abdominal Pain: If there seems to be no issues with internal organs of the abdomen pain could be related to entrapments of branches of the lumbosacral nerve plexus including: iliohypogastric, ilioinguinal and genitofemoral nerves. These can cause pain in the lower abdomen and groin. ...Read more

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What can I do for sharp pain in my lower left abdomen?

What can I do for sharp pain in my lower left abdomen?

Severe abd pain = ER: Causes of left lower abdominal pain can include: 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. Seek med eval. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a sharp pain in my lower left abdomen?

What to do if I have a sharp pain in my lower left abdomen?

Can't diagnose you: With this info. Gender? 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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I have a sharp pain in my lower left abdomen and back, ineed help now. I took pills but they are not taking affect?

I have a sharp pain in my lower left abdomen and back, ineed help now. I took pills but they are not taking affect?

See doctor: This could be a number of things including potentially serious intestinal problems. You should see a doctor to get evaluated rather than cover the pain up with pain medication. ...Read more

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I have a pain on my lower left abdomen. It's not a sharp pain but it feels like something is wrong. What can it be and what tests should I have done?

I have a pain on my lower left abdomen. It's not a sharp pain but it feels like something is wrong. What can it be and what tests should I have done?

Tough to say: Because there are so many possibilities. Organs in that area are colon, ureter, ovary, fallopian tubes, small intestine. It could be anything, so see a doctor to help figure out what is wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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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 a sharp pain in my lower left abdomen but only when I cough. I have had a cough for just under 2 weeks and the pains only started a 2 days ago?

I have a sharp pain in my lower left abdomen but only when I cough. I have had a cough for just under 2 weeks and the pains only started a 2 days ago?

Hernia?: Sometimes coughing can cause a groin hernia. This can be painful, and is sometimes associated with a lump that is bigger when standing or coughing. This is usually in the crease of the groin near the public bone. If the pain is higher on the abdomen, it is unlikely to be a hernia. An exam by your primary care doctor can help sort this out. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What could be wrong with you if you have off and on pain in your lower left abdomen? I haven't had any pain all day it just happend suddenly and it's a really sharp pain it feels okay when I'm just sitting still but when I move around it hurts really bad.

Hello.: Hello. I can't diagnose your problem. This is in the area of the decending colon leading into the rectum. Diseases which cause inflammation of the large intestine can cause pain but are often associated with bowel changes. Significant constipation / obstipation can also cause pain in that area. If it continues, your doctor can evaluate for etiology. ...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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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