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Dr. Jeffrey Levine
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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.

Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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.

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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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


Dr. Robert Kwok
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Lower left abdominal pain radiating to the back, what is there?

Dr. Robert Kwok
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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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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Dr. Carson Liu
Board Certified, General Surgery
29 years in practice
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I've been having lower left abdominal pain radiating to the left lower side of my back as well going kind of up toward the middle for a few days now.

Dr. Carson Liu
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I've been having lower left abdominal pain radiating to the left lower side of my back as well going kind of up toward the middle for a few days now.

Colon or Gyn Pain: Left sided pain is usual your sigmoid colon (diverticulitis) or your ovaries or Fallopian tube. I would see a Ob/Gyn and get an ultrasound of your ovaries. If clear, I would get an order for a Ct scan to make sure it is not diverticulitis. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Collins
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I'm having lower left abdominal pain and it goes into my lower left back what could it be?

Dr. Donald Collins
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I'm having lower left abdominal pain and it goes into my lower left back what could it be?

Many causes: This could be a kidney stone, but also could be diverticulitis, atypical presentation of appendicitis, and if you are female, could be an infection or tubal pregnancy. See a doctor and get checked as soon as possible. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Craig Aronchick
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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For the past two weeks I have had lower left abdominal pain ,twisting sharp waves and now I'm feeling the pain on right side and lower left back?

Dr. Craig Aronchick
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For the past two weeks I have had lower left abdominal pain ,twisting  sharp waves and now I'm feeling the pain on right side and lower left back?

Left lower abdominal: This could be one of several processes, Gynecologic: : ovarian cyst or torsion Gastrointestinal: diverticulitis or Irritable bowel syndrome. First step is see your gynecologists, if evaluation is negative than the next test you should have is an abdominal and pelvic CT scan. You can make a virtual visit with me for further assistance. Sincerely Dr. Aronchick ...Read more

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
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What happens if I am having lower left abdominal pain and lower left back pain what could it be?

Dr. Laurence Badgley
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What happens if I am having lower left abdominal pain and lower left back pain what could it be?

Various: Unilateral low back & concurrent abdominal pain, if acute, needs expeditious surgical evaluation for possibly serious abdominal disorder. If these symptoms are chronic & studies have been unrevealing, then Irritable Bowel Syndrome, IBS, related to pelvic girdle instability needs to be considered. See comments: ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
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If I am having lower left abdominal pain and lower left back pain what could it be?

Dr. Michael Sparacino
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If I am having lower left abdominal pain and lower left back pain what could  it be?

See below: It could be any number of things, some of which ae possibly serious. See your docotr for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Bahman Omrani
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I'm wondering if I am having lower left abdominal pain and lower left back pain what could it be?

Dr. Bahman Omrani
Board Certified, Pain Management
12 years in practice
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I'm wondering if I am having lower left abdominal pain and lower left back pain what could it be?

L LBP c LLQ pain : There is a long list of things which can cause left sided back pain. The same holds true for pain in the left lower abdomen. There is a long list of things that can cause left sided low back pain along with abdominal pain. When reporting these symptoms to your doctor, be sure to provide more descriptors so your doctor can determine what organs/systems may be involved, let alone make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Persistent lower left abdominal pain for last three weeks. Worse this week, shoots through lower back and groin. Wakes me from sleep. ?

Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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See a doctor...: Possibilities may be kidney stone, urinary issue, inguinal hernia, diverticulitis, etc. Needs a medical examination. ...Read more

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Dr. Bahman Omrani
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I have lower back pain for several months and lower left abdominal pain which seems to coincide.I an awaiting X-ray results..Are they possibly linked?

Dr. Bahman Omrani
Board Certified, Pain Management
12 years in practice
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LBP w/ LLQ Abd Pain: Pain in the low back along with pain in the abdomen can be caused by the same condition or there may more than one things going on. The differential diagnosis of chronic low back pain with left lower-quadrant pain in an 45 adult male includes neuro-musculo-skeletal, gastrointestinal, renal/ureteric and malignancy. Without further information and examination, the possibilities would be speculative. ...Read more

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Abdominal Pain (Definition)

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