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I have a pain in the lower abdomen on the left side, what itcan be? Problems with the colon or with the ovario.

I have a pain in the lower abdomen on the left side, 
what itcan be? 
Problems with the colon or 
with the ovario.

32 F LLQ abd pain: Left sided abdominal pain can be caused by a long list of things. In a 30-year-old female, its more likely to be from ovaries than say from the colon. It could be from benign things such as constipation. It can be referred pain. Diverticulitis less common. The last thing you want to do is guess about your health especially when it may or may not be a serious problem. ...Read more

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Colon (Definition)

The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...Read more


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Anaemic, night sweats lower back pain losing weight. Ruled out TB and lymphoma. Possible colon problem?? Blood in stool only once but dark and runny

Anaemic, night sweats lower back pain losing weight. Ruled out TB and lymphoma. Possible colon problem?? Blood in stool only once but dark and runny

Need evaluation: anemia is most concerning but if you are menstruating may be fine. Would suggest good physical examination and possible GI evaluation ...Read more

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Signs of a colon problem?

Signs of a colon problem?

Many and varied: Depending on the problem, signs can include nausea and vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, bleeding from the rectum, abdominal cramping, weight loss or gain or no symptoms at all. If you suspect some sort of problem with your colon, see your doc right away for an examination and evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of colon problems?

What are the symptoms of colon problems?

Agree: I would just add that all of the above can be caused by other diagnoses than colon cancer. But i agree if any of the above are present please get evaluated by a specialist. ...Read more

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I have been presenting a pain on my lower right side for about 2 months now. By where the colon is.?

I have been presenting a pain on my lower right side for about 2 months now. 

By where the colon is.?

Chronic pain/hernia: With 2 months of symptoms you have something chronic. Your colon/cecum, appendix, a kidney, ureter and loops of small bowel are located in your right lower abdomen. An inguinal hernia is also possible. Okay to check for lumps/bulges that come and go. Okay to get checked out by your doc. If you develop fever or vomiting, go in to your doc asap. ...Read more

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I'm having some colon problems \u0026 still on diagnosis \u0026 tests phase. My c.E.A level is 21.65, should that be an alert for something?

Could be: Cea or carcinoembryonic antigen is a tumor marker and when elevated is concerning but not specific for colon cancer. Continue with the diagnostics and it will all be sorted out. ...Read more

Colonic (Definition)

This is a combining term referring to some condition, treatment or disease of the colon. Such as colonic enema, colonic ...Read more