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Period 1 week late, 2 hpt neg. Diarrhea. Left lower abdomen hurts. Used protection. Irregular period. Why?

Period 1 week late, 2 hpt neg. Diarrhea. Left lower abdomen hurts. Used protection. Irregular period. Why?

Note sure.: Missed/late period: low body wt, obesity, weight ^ or v, ^exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, perimenopause, just starting menstruation, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e., polycystic ovary syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Abdominal Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the ...Read more


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Pain in left middle/lower abdomen. Hurts when i breathe in deep. Can't walk around pain gets unbearable.

Pain in left middle/lower abdomen.  Hurts when i breathe in deep.  Can't walk around pain gets unbearable.

Should check it out: It is difficult to tell what you have due to limited information--duration of pain, fever, treatment/otc use so far etc...But your symptoms seem quite severe and should get it checked out asap. Pelvic inflammatory disease, salpingitis, tubo-ovarian abscess, colitis, kidney infection or stones are few possibilties. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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My left lower abdomen side hurts, what could be the problem?

My left lower abdomen side hurts, what could be the problem?

Go see a doctor: Depending on what makes the pain better or worse, when the pain comes, if it's sharp or dull, if it's associated with food or not, there are many different causes of abdominal pain. You would need an exam and possibly other testing to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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My left lower abdomen always hurt. I usually take some pain killers to overcome the pain. Can i know why ?

My left lower abdomen always hurt. I usually take some pain killers to overcome the pain. Can i know why ?

More info needed: You will need a full exam with many more questions asked and answered to fully address this problem. You will likely need to have a doctor not only examine you abdomen but do some blood tests, maybe some stool studies if necessary, and maybe even x-rays or CT scan to see what's going on depending on the answers to their questions and results of your exam. See your doctor soon! ...Read more

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My left corner of lower abdomen hurts erratically. What could it be?

My left corner of lower abdomen hurts erratically. What could it be?

Too vague: Could be muscle, diverticulosis, ovarian, etc. You need a full history and physical with labs and a urine analysis. A sigmoidoscopy or even a colonoscopy, ultrasound , cat scan as felt needed. ...Read more

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I have this condition in which everytime I jog my left and right lower abdomen hurts?

I have this condition in which everytime I jog my left and right lower abdomen hurts?

Joggers Judgement: Jogging and rapid breathing can precipitate a spasm or cramp in the diaphragm called "runner's stitch". It more commonly happens on one side and high up under the ribs, but can occur on both sides. In the lower abdomen there is the possibility of weakening in the musculature and herniation, depending upon your overall size and health. Obesity increases the risk. Get an exam if you're female. ...Read more

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Sometimes the left side of my lower abdomen hurts. It's probably gas. But why does wind get stuck in that area only? No other symptoms, except gas.

Sometimes the left side of my lower abdomen hurts. It's probably gas. But why does wind get stuck in that area only? No other symptoms, except gas.

Splenic flexure: The splenic flexure can trapped gas and causes discomfort. This part of the large intestine and it's in the upper left location in your abdomen. It probably does this because there was a turn in the bill from horizontal to the downward direction. Your intestinal gas can stop at a lot of different locations some of what you can feel a summer what you cannot feel ...Read more

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My lower left side (abdomen) hurts when i fart/try to fart and when i sit down. What is wrong?

My lower left side (abdomen) hurts when i fart/try to fart and when i sit down. What is wrong?

Possible dicerticuli: First of all don't shoot the moon in a work up. A flat plate of the abdomen and a physical exam including a rectal exam would be in order. If no sign of constipation etc then see your GI provider for a scheduled colonoscopy. The colonoscopy should be delayed if there is fever, increase white count and localized peritoneal signs. Treat with ab, then when cooled down have the colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Lower left side abdomen hurts, protruding slightly?

Lower left side abdomen hurts, protruding slightly?

Hernia vs colitis: Make sure you get check for a possible groin herna. Occasionally diverticulitis or simple colitis can produce some degree of abdominal tenderness and protrusion. ...Read more

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Her left lower abdomen is hurting on the front and back it almost feels like cramps. Not nauseous. Reflecting into stomach. Happening for 4 hours?

Her left lower abdomen is hurting on the front and back it almost feels like cramps. Not nauseous. Reflecting into stomach. Happening for 4 hours?

Possible GI or GYN: Since I do not have specifics of this female patient's age or conditions, this type of symptom complex could be due to a variety of problems, some gastrointestinal, some gynecological and less so urological. Possibilities include diverticulitis (older), irritable bowel (younger), gastroenteritis, ovarian cyst (younger), kidney stone or infection. If persistent, see your physician. ...Read more

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Lower left quadrant of abdomen hurts. Could it be intestinal diverticulitis?

Lower left quadrant of abdomen hurts. Could it be intestinal diverticulitis?

Maybe not GI related: Causes of recurrent abdominal discomfort as described may be identified by first addressing accompanying signs/symptoms so as to localize the organ involved: vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniations? Age? Gender? Risks? ...Read more

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Lower left side abdomen hurts, protruding slightly/ ate lots of yeast bread. Allergy?

Lower left side abdomen hurts, protruding slightly/ ate lots of yeast bread. Allergy?

Not necessarily: Causes of recurrent abdominal discomfort as described may be identified by first addressing accompanying signs/symptoms so as to localize the organ involved: vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniations? Age? Gender? Risks? ...Read more

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Vein connect to left testicle swollen. Hurts a little, lower left abdomen hurts a bit too. Happened after masturbation. What do I do?

Vein connect to left testicle swollen. Hurts a little, lower left abdomen hurts a bit too. Happened after masturbation. What do I do?

Watch it. : Sounds like a varicocele (swollen veins) but not usually sudden onset. Wear a jockstrap and if it's still bothering you see a urologist. ...Read more

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I have my period,extremely painful this time.Lower left abdomen hurts lot when I eat especially. left collarbone hurts. It Hurt also when I breathe.

I have my period,extremely painful this time.Lower left abdomen hurts lot when I eat especially. left collarbone hurts. It Hurt also when I breathe.

Get seen today.: Left shoulder pain and pain when you breathe are not usual with periods and can mean that you have a serious infection in your pelvis or abdomen. Please get seen today. If your doctor cannot see you, go to an ER. ...Read more

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My lower left abdomen hurts, I'm a 17 year old girl who has never had sex , I'm a virgin I know for a fact I'm not pregnant what's wrong with mee ??

My lower left abdomen hurts, I'm  a 17 year old girl who has never had sex , I'm a virgin I know for a fact I'm not pregnant what's wrong with mee ??

Possible cyst: Please see your gynecologist for testing, possibly a pelvic ultrasound. This could well be an ovulatory cyst which is common. There are other possible causes that do not entail sexual exposure, such as endometriosis. ...Read more

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Hi. I have lower left abdominal pain. Only when i walk. Or put pressure on my left foot/leg then my lower left abdomen hurts bad?

Hi.  I have lower left abdominal pain. Only when i walk. Or put pressure on my left foot/leg then my lower left abdomen hurts bad?

Abdominal pain: Hi Michelle, Left lower abdominal pain as several potential causes. This could be a referred pain from your back or hip, or could be an abdominal wall issue such as hernia, or intra abdominal issue or even constipation. I suggest you make an appointment with your primary care physician for a more complete history and physical exam. I think this would help you get to the source of the pain. ...Read more

Lower Abdomen (Definition)

The lower abdomen is the area below the umbilicus(belly button) from one side of the ...Read more