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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 have lower left abdominal pain for a month. Is it painful scar tissue from section or something else?

I have lower left abdominal pain for a month. Is it painful scar tissue from section or something else?

More info?: Could be scar tissue. But diverticulitis commonly causes left lower abdominal pain, sometimes exacerbated by a bowel movement. You should see a doctor if it has lasted longer than a few days or if it is severe and limiting your daily activities.. There are other causes as well and you may require a ct scan or colonoscopy to help sort them out. ...Read more

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No bowel issues 6weeks constant pelvic/lower left abdominal pain increased girth, urination (not painful) & fatigue could this be ovarian cancer?

No bowel issues 6weeks constant pelvic/lower left abdominal pain increased girth, urination (not painful) & fatigue could this be ovarian cancer?

See exerts timely...: For a young lady as you're, the first things to look into are how you void and defecate. If all alright, see a gynecologist timely; it's better than online second-guessing. Meanwhile, practice healthy lifestyle and avoid overindulgence and obsession of any form. Best wish... ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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I have a severe right lower abdominal pain and right back pain.The pain is more painful before i get my menstruation every month.

I have a severe right lower abdominal pain and right back pain.The pain is more painful before i get my menstruation every month.

See an ObGyn: Your complaints most probably arrive from some gynecological problems. If it bother you enough i would highly suggest check things out with a specialist, you may have a cyst or just simple pms. Go and check it out! ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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4wks pregnant shoulder neck and back pain abdominal pain with light pink spotting painful headache feel dizzy like i'm going to faint what's wrong?

4wks pregnant shoulder neck and back pain abdominal pain with light pink spotting painful headache feel dizzy like i'm going to faint what's wrong?

Dizzy and pregnant: You are probably dehydrated. Drink two glasses of tap water now and two more in the next hour. This will help greatly. Good luck! ...Read more

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Abdominal Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the ...Read more


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