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Intestinal Pain On Left Side When Stretching
After surgery 14mos ago to remove rt colon and sm part of intestine. I have severe pain on left side upper abdomen and swelling. With burning sensatio?
See your doctor: As unfortunately the symptoms you describe could be related to so many different issues that can't be accurately determined without more information, the chance to examine you and possible testing. I would strongly encourage you to seek help in person when any symptoms is "severe". ...Read more
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
Nit usually: The apoendix is almist alwsys in tbe right lower a dimen. There are very rare situations of a birth defect where the intestines ; appendix are not in their normal location. Also rarely the appendix could be very long ; extend toward the left. These situations are very rare or uncommon. ...Read more
Observe : If you feel like it's gas and did not have any pain i would observe things. If you develop pain or any additional symptoms examination is warranted. ...Read more
My friend has a colostomy bag, on her left side. On her right side she had a small incission, a few days ago, about 8 in. Of her large intestine has pushed it's way through. What should she do?
Go to the ER now: If she had recent surgery and you can see exposed bowel through the incision, she must go immediately to the hospital. Put a clean moistened towel over the incision and hold in place. Call the surgeon's office to tell them what is going on and tell them where you are going. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Appendix was on my left side, but so is my heart - was it intestinal malrotation or situs inversus incompletus? Is malrotation a form of incompletus?
Pain in large intestine on left side more, after sex even worse with bathroom need, having gases and spasmolitic doesn't help. Doctor thinks its gas?
I have a bloated 'stretching' feeling in my abdomen & a slight cramp at bottom left of my stomach. No pain. I have passed a stool this evening. Is it necessary to seek assistance for blocked bowel?
Probably not: If pain during normal bowel movements is your only symptom it is unlikely the be irritable bowel syndrome. Consider rectal fistula or rectal abscess if the pain occurs when stool is exiting. If the pain occurs when straining and it is on the left side consider descending colon pathology. If this persists, at least a colonoscopy should be done, and possible a ct of the abdomen. ...Read more
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