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Left Lower Quadrant Pain Worse When Standing
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Left lower quadrant pain during menstration. Period is very light. Constipated for 3days. Feel vomiting.
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
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
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
What can I do to relieve to the dull, stinging sensation in the left lower quadrant of my abdomen?
Need more informatio: You need to give more information. There are dozens of differential diagnoses. ...Read more
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?
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
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
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
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
Have pain/pressure in left lower quadrant. No period in 3 mths. 55 yrs of age. Gained weight but just found out TSH is low. Could this b ovarian cyst?
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
I am having pain in my lower left quadrant. Its really low. I palpatated it and felt a specific spot where its worse. When should I go to the doctor?
Sooner the better: Any unexplained abdominal pain should be professionally evaluated. At age 23, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID, fallopian tube infection with gonorrhea or chlamydia) is among the most common causes, especially if you also have vaginal discharge (but of course only if at risk for STDs). Get examined for sure if the pain lasts more than 24 hours, if especially severe, or if any fever. ...Read more
Abdominal problems for 2 months recently getting worse when I eat. I get pain in upper left quadrant and lower left & dizzy. Would eating better help?
Unlikely: Look for other cause.Get a more detailed answer ›
Eval: 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 especially if associated with stool changes. ...Read more
Many Possibilities: Could be anything from gas, passing a kidney stone, colitis, diverticulitis, fecal impaction or a number of other things. Best get to dr. Right away as some of these conditions can deteriorate into peritonitis. If this has been going on for a number of hours I wouldn't delay. ...Read more
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
Med eval: This warrants prompt medical evaluation. If pain is severe - recommend emergency room for assessment. ...Read more
Specifics please: In what position do you feel better/ worse? What is the quality of pain--sharp, stabbing, pressure, bloating, gassiness? Where in your left lower abdomen? Stress correlate with symptom? Duration pain lasts? Is pain deep or superficial? Have you seen blood with stool or change in bowels? Any chance of pregnancy (sexually active)? Any bladder/uti symptoms? Your doctor will need this info to help. ...Read more
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