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Lower left abdominal pain radiating to the back, what is there?

Lower left abdominal pain radiating to the back, what is there?

Many body parts...: The left lower abdomen has muscles of the abdominal wall (and the nerves coming out of the spinal cord, going to the muscles), part of the large intestine (colon), the ureter from the left kidney to the bladder, part of the small intestine, the left ovary (lower down), etc... Pain can come from a variety of problems, so anything other than mild brief pain should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Belly Pain (Definition)

Belly pain is also known as Abdominal pain. Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the stomach region or belly. Almost everyone experiences pain in the abdomen at one time or another. Most of the time, it is not caused by a serious medical problem. There are many organs in the abdomen. Pain in the abdomen can originate from any one of them, including: Organs related to digestion -- the end of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas The aorta -- a large blood vessel that runs straight down the inside of the abdomen The appendix -- an organ in the lower right abdomen that no longer serves much function The kidneys -- two bean-shaped organs that lie deep within the abdominal cavity The spleen -- an organ involved in blood maintenance and infection control However, the pain may start from somewhere else -- like your chest or pelvic area. You may also have a generalized infection, such as the flu or strep throat, that affects many parts of your body. The intensity of the pain does not always reflect the seriousness of the condition causing the pain. Severe abdominal pain can be from mild conditions, such as gas or the cramping of viral gastroenteritis. On the other hand, relatively mild pain or no pain may be present with life-threatening conditions, such as cancer of the ...Read more


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I've had lower left abdomen pain since july radiating to my back and down my tailbone and leg. What should I do?

I've had lower left abdomen pain since july radiating to my back and down my tailbone and leg. What should I do?

See your Doc.: Sounds like you have a lesion, like a disc pinching a nerve in your back, causing pain in your back & down the leg. You should see a spine doc who should be able to DX your problem and hopefully offer treatment for you. ...Read more

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Severe lower left abdomen pain worse after sex, raditing into back and leg next gynae appointment isn't until march should I go to the er?

Severe lower left abdomen pain worse after sex, raditing into back and leg next gynae appointment isn't until march should I go to the er?

If emergency: If you think you are having an emergnecy then an er is appropriate. You will not likely see gynecologist there. Maybe try getting an earlier appt with an obgyn or trying a different doctor who can get you in sooner. ...Read more

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4yr old daughter complains of interim lower left abdomen pain, lower back pain and "who ha" tingles. High leu no nitrites. Only peeing 1-2x's per 24hr?

4yr old daughter complains of interim lower left abdomen pain, lower back pain and "who ha" tingles. High leu no nitrites. Only peeing 1-2x's per 24hr?

See a doctor: If your daughter is urinating 1 to 2 times every 24 hours, she is at risk for urinary tract infection ( UTI), and the symptoms you describe are consistent with UTI. See a doctor for examination, appropriate tests and treatment. ...Read more

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CT Scan benefit outweigh the risk? Im 23 with 3 CT scans already. Doctors concerned about chronic upper left abdomen pain radiating to back.

CT Scan benefit outweigh the risk? Im 23 with 3 CT scans already. Doctors concerned about chronic upper left abdomen pain radiating to back.

Depends: It depends on what your dr is concerned about. CT scans do provide significant radiation exposure. Some causes of left upper abdominal pain can e assessed by ultrasound or endoscopy, depending on your other symptoms and risks. If however, your doctor can provide good reason why CT scan is necessary, then it is probably worth doing. You can always seek a second opinion. ...Read more

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Lower left abdomen pain, feel sometimes like little sharp pain. Bloatedness. Help please. Thanks!

Lower left abdomen pain, feel sometimes like little sharp pain. Bloatedness. Help please. Thanks!

Many causes: Left lower abdominal pain in a woman can be from ovarian cyst, urinary tract infection, pregnancy, tubal pregnancy and many other causes. It's best you try to see a doctor as it's very hard to narrow down in this limited space. ...Read more

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Pain in lower left abdomen, pain in both calves, and 99.0 temp. Should i worry?

Pain in lower left abdomen, pain in both calves, and 99.0 temp. Should i worry?

Two Issues: The calf pain is likely due to your low back condition. The 99 degree f is low grade. Consider UTI or ovarian cyst.....Would go to er if abdominal pain is severe or unremitting. ...Read more

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Abdominal Pain (Definition)

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