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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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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