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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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Tender Abdomen (Definition)

Tender abdomen = abdominal tenderness = point tenderness of abdomen = pain when pressure is externally applied to an ...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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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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I have experienced left side abdominal tenderness where pain is more pronounced with moving or changing position. This started two days ago?

I have experienced left side abdominal tenderness where pain is more pronounced with moving or changing position. This started two days ago?

When to get checked: Abdominal pain lasting more than 4 hours should be evaluated. If you are without fever, vomiting then okay to get into your primary. Your left colon could be the cause, diverticulitis, colitis, spasms, abscess are all possibilities. Imaging, colonoscopy and/or antibiotics may be ordered. If you have fever or vomiting get into the er. ...Read more

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I'm having some abdominal tenderness on my upper left side I feel a small ball or lump as well.?

I'm having some abdominal tenderness on my upper left side I feel a small ball or lump as well.?

Abdomina pain: You need to be seen by a physician to do abdominal exam to ascertain the cause of pain. Depending on the exam one can plan further test ...Read more

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I have chronic prostatitis, wanted to know can it cause lower abdominal tenderness after urination?

I have chronic prostatitis, wanted to know can it cause lower abdominal tenderness after urination?

Urology consult: 36 year old gentleman with a history of chronic prostatitis with a complaint of lower abdominal tenderness after urination. While your symptoms may be related to prostatitis you also may have cystitis, a urinary tract infection that has caused infection in your bladder. Do you have burning with urination? Hesitancy or urgency? History of stones? Instrumentation? Please consult Urology asap. ...Read more

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Should I go to the ER? I'm a 45 year old female, having severe lower left quadrant abdominal pain. Tender to the touch and mild nausea.

Should I go to the ER? I'm a 45 year old female, having severe lower left quadrant abdominal pain. Tender to the touch and mild nausea.

In: In the left lower quadrant, the differential diagnosis includes: diverticulitis, ovarian cyst or other pathology, pelvic inflammatory disease, kidney stones or urinary tract infection. On occasion, the pain can be from appendicitis, pancreatitis or peptic ulcer disease. Other symptoms, such as fever, diarrhea, burning during urination, vaginal discharge, nature of pain (moving, crampy, referred to another location) can also assist in narrowing down the causes, but given the severity and point tenderness, suggesting a localized process with peritoneal signs, you should head into your physician for testing, including a ct scan and bloodwork. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Abdominal tenderness with rebound?

What is the definition or description of: Abdominal tenderness with rebound?

Peritonitis: Rebound indicates PERITONITIS -- an inflammation and sensitivity of the peritoneum, The peritoneum is a thin tissue that lines the inner abdomen. It is usually a sign of some badness in the abdomen (infection, air, blood, etc) ...Read more

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Could what I thought was upper right abdominal tenderness really be by lungs or ribs? What causes tenderness in that area?

Could what I thought was upper right abdominal tenderness really be by lungs or ribs? What causes tenderness in that area?

Possibly: Causes of pain in the RUQ of abd 1) gallbladder, esp. If tender 2) stomach or duodenal ulcer 3) ribs, esp. If tenderness is truly on the ribs instead of abd. 4) lungs probably would not be associated with tenderness, but more likely respiration. ...Read more

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What could cause upper right side abdominal tenderness and upper intestinal gas 4 months after gallbladder removal?

What could cause upper right side abdominal tenderness and upper intestinal gas 4 months after gallbladder removal?

Retained duct stone: Go back 2r surgeon & have it re-evaluated. If the ssx r close 2 what u had b4 u may have a retained common duct stone. ...Read more

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Is it urgent to see a doctor for abdominal tenderness on my upper right side? Discomfort inc. After eating. My last stool was light green. Flu 1 wk ag

Is it urgent to see a doctor for abdominal tenderness on my upper right side? Discomfort inc. After eating. My last stool was light green. Flu 1 wk ag

Gallstones: It sounds like you are having a problem with your gallbladder. If the pain worsens, you should be evaluated for gallstones and initiate treatment if required. ...Read more

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Occasionalstabbing and slight acheing pains lower r quadrant. CBC and abdominal X-ray normal there. No fever not sore to touch. Diverticulitis chance?

Occasionalstabbing and slight acheing pains lower r quadrant. CBC and abdominal X-ray normal there. No fever not sore to touch. Diverticulitis chance?

Not likely: If you had diverticulitis, you'd know it, because you'd be in extreme pain throughout from inflammation of the diverticuli (pouches in the intestinal lining) The crypts would be inflamed, and it wouldn't be localized to just one area on the right side. Plus, you may have a fever with it, or be otherwise in bed. You need to hydrate well regardless, as dehydration makes it worse. CBC normal is good. ...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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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 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 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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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 that's down the road. Start with pregnancy test if you have not had a hysterectomy. ...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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Slightly elevated white blood cell count, previous lower left abdominal tenderness, now bloating and rectal pain around douglas' pouch. Acute atypical appedicitis? Young ER doc says no, I am worried.

Slightly elevated white blood cell count, previous lower left abdominal tenderness, now bloating and rectal pain around douglas' pouch. Acute atypical appedicitis? Young ER doc says no, I am worried.

Rectal pain: Two diagnoses: pelvic inflammatory disease, if sexually active without condoms. Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis. The other possibility is pelvic abscess from complicated appendicitis, maybe diverticulitis. Given age and gender, my diagnosis would be pid. ...Read more

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Rigid and tender abdomen, please help! Don't know what to do for this?

Rigid and tender abdomen, please help! Don't know what to do for this?

Go to the ER: A rigid and severely painful abdomen suggests a surgical condition exists and if not treated emergently can result in death. ...Read more

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Tender abdomen near navel I'm really, really worried. Please help! 10 points!?

Tender abdomen near navel I'm really, really worried. Please help! 10 points!?

Worry worry worry: Your worry should send you to your local doctor, a walk in clinic, or urgent care clinic for evaluation of the tenderness near your navel. A physical exam with your doctor will help decide if you have anything serious. ...Read more

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I have a tender abdomen and had constaptaion for a day and rectual blood also in stool what could it be?

I have a tender abdomen and had constaptaion for a day and rectual blood also in stool what could it be?

Need to be evaluated: You should be evaluated by your primary doctor these symptoms are very non specific and may be related to a gyn or GI issue or even a hernia or muscle strain or something as simple as constipation with hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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Stools soft /broken, fecal odor, withdrawal from social contact, soft tender abdomen, empty vault, sweat/leakage. Help me please this is ruining my life?

Stools soft /broken, fecal odor, withdrawal from social contact, soft tender abdomen, empty vault, sweat/leakage. Help me please this is ruining my life?

DIET AND REFERRAL: My advice to you is to optimize the quality of your diet and drink plenty of water. As you do that you should pursue a consultation with a GI specialist (gastroenterologist.) you could have some form of inflammatory bowel disease, at the least. It's too complex to sort out in this forum, so please ask your doctor for help and referral. Good luck. ...Read more