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30yr F, Abdominal bloating and pain and sometimes hardness on the left side, no period for 2yrs after baby, very infrequent stools. Any advice?

30yr F, Abdominal bloating and pain and sometimes hardness on the left side, no period for 2yrs after baby, very infrequent stools. Any advice?

Constipation: Initial management in the treatment of constipation include dietary fiber and bulk-forming laxatives such as psyllium or methylcellulose, together with adequate fluids. Forpatients who do not respond poorly to fiber, an osmotic laxative could be tried. Other options include stool softeners, stimulant laxatives (bisacodyl, senna). ...Read more

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I have a egg sized hardness in my lower left abdomen. It's been there about 5 or 6 months and isn't painful. What should I do?

I have a egg sized hardness in my lower left abdomen. It's been there about 5 or 6 months and isn't painful. What should I do?

Lipoma?: Could be a few things. It is potentially something bad and so I would go and get it looked at by the GP to decide what to do bout it if anything. ...Read more

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Bleeding on 11/17-18, last sex 11/3 PMS symptoms before bleeding, now hardness on R side of abdomen, negative HPT's. Could I still be pregnant?

Bleeding on 11/17-18, last sex 11/3 PMS symptoms before bleeding, now hardness on R side of abdomen, negative HPT's. Could I still be pregnant?

Pregnancy unlikely: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, or medications. A correctly done urine test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon. ...Read more

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What causes pain on lower left side of abdomen?

What causes pain on lower left side of abdomen?

Diverticular Dz?: This can sometimes be related to diverticular disease. If the pain is chronic or accompanied by change to bowel habitus - this warrants medical assessment. Severe abdominal pain warrants urgent evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes pain in left lower side of abdomen?

What causes pain in left lower side of abdomen?

Many possibilities..: Finding out the cause of abdominal pain is like solving a mystery: we collect clues from one's symptoms, history, examination+/- tests. Therefore, a "hands-on" eval is critical. In general, causes of left lower abdominal pain can include irritable bowel, diverticular disease, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, intestinal or gynecologic cancers, urinary tract infections, etc... ...Read more

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Pain on left upper side of abdomen. What is there?

Pain on left upper side of abdomen. What is there?

LUQ anatomy: Anatomically, the left upper quadrant (luq) of abdomen includes: spleen, pancreatic tail, stomach, descending duodenum, splenic flexure of the colon, associated vessels. Don't forget the diaphragm, heart, and lower chest are pretty close by. The abdominal musculature, ribs, and skin can all contribute as well to localizing luq pain. An exam is appropriate for clarity of diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Also something like vains are vibrating in my abdomen left side?

Also something like vains are vibrating in my abdomen left side?

Veins: Do you mean to say the veins are prominent in the abdominal area? If yes then it is concerning, if no then you need to clarify it to be answered better. ...Read more

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Causes for aman to have pain start inthe left side of the lower abdominals that go thru to his left testical?

Causes for aman to have pain start inthe left side of the lower abdominals that go thru to his left testical?

Possibilities: Several things can cause that sort of pain--kidney stones, inguinal hernia, epididimitis, vasitis, or orchitis (inflammation/infection of the epididymis, vas deferens, or testis). I would check with your pcp, or your urologist if you have one. ...Read more

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Uper left side abdomen pain ?

RUQ pain: That is the location of your spleen. Sometimes that can be reffered pain involving left upper chest wall, left lung base, left colon angle. So lots of possibilities. If the pain you feel is after effort is more likely the spleen . If it s happening for awhile, getting worse, associated with shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting go and see your pcp asap.Hope it helps. ...Read more

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What causes pain in abdomen lower left side?

What causes pain in abdomen lower left side?

Many possibilities: Left lower abdomen discomfort can come from constipation, diverticulitis, colitis, ovarian condition, gas, irritable bowel, etc. ...Read more

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I have severe pain in lower left side of abdomen?

I have severe pain in lower left side of abdomen?

Need evaluation : Persistant severe pain should always be evaluated to determine the cause.I recommend an evaluation by dr. ...Read more

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Buzzing in lower abdominal area, left side no pain?

Buzzing in lower abdominal  area, left side no pain?

See below: It depends on what you mean by "buzzing". Obviously normal bowel function can create sensations. If you are very thin, you could potentially feel the "buzz" of a narrowed iliac artery, however this would be quite unusual. You should probably have it evaulated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Pain in the left side of abdomen..Is it the appendix?

Pain on right: Appendix pain is usually right sided, but you may have other issues that need to be addressed like diverticulitis. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What can this sharp pain on my left side of abdomen be?

Left ABD pain: Left abd. Pain causes include but is 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, injury, angina, heart attack, pneumonia, enlarged or ruptured spleen, pancreatitis & obstipation. ...Read more

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My lower left side of my abdomen. Hurts what could it be?

My lower left side of my abdomen. Hurts what could it be?

Many things : Many different things may lead to left lower abd pain. Commonly it involves disorders of the colon. It may be as benign as gas / pain or serious conditions such as diverticulitis or even malignancy. You should see a physician. ...Read more

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My lower left side abdominal hurts and left side of my back?

Bladder or ovary: The possibilities for the origin of this pain are various. Amongst the most likely are urinary tract infection, an ovarian cyst or an ectopic pregnancy if sexually active without protection however a combination of the above is possible. ...Read more

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I have severe pain in lower left side of abdomen, what to do?

I have severe pain in lower left side of abdomen, what to do?

You need to be seen: A few worriesom possibilities are ovarian cyst, ectopic pregnancy and diverticulitis. These all could be fatal if not treated. ...Read more

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What is the cause of the sharp pain on my left side of abdomen?

What is the cause of the sharp pain on my left side of abdomen?

Left ABD pain: Left abd. Pain causes include but is 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, injury, angina, heart attack, pneumonia, enlarged or ruptured spleen, pancreatitis & obstipation. ...Read more

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Left side of abdomen is bigger than right, almost like swollen?

Left side of abdomen is bigger than right, almost like swollen?

Abdomen size irreg: hello ~ this may well be the case but you must go and see a MD so that your perception can be validated, and decision made as to whether this needs investigation or evaluation or not. thanks ...Read more