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

CT Scan benefit outweigh the risk? I'm 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

Dr. Barry Rosen
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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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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.

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

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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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?

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

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

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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Lower left abdominal pain. Goes away but always comes back. Right under belly on left side. Is it likely minor or serious?

Lower left abdominal pain. Goes away but always comes back. Right under belly on left side. Is it likely minor or serious?

See Your Doctor Now: There are many causes for abdominal pain ranging from simple indigestion to appendicitis (emergency) and more. Diagnosing the cause of your pain will require more than a brief description. Important info is needed including duration, past medical history, and more. Most importantly, physical examination is required to provide crucial data. See your doctor now for prompt diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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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?

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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Sharp pain felt in middle of chest (toward right) when cracking back & lower left abdominal pain/pressure under rib cage. Had since last night. Cause?

Sharp pain felt in middle of chest (toward right) when cracking back & lower left abdominal pain/pressure under rib cage. Had since last night. Cause?

Chest/abd pain: Could be reflux, elevate head of bed, consider ranitidine one a day or previcid or both or may be gas or just nerve irritation. Or could you have herniated a disc when cracking back? . Do you have pain with deep breath? On BCP or smoke? Then may be clots and go to urgent care /ER check d-dimer. Due to concern of clot, herniation and limited info f/u with doc urgent care today. ...Read more

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Lower left abdominal pain, comes and goes, GP said muscle related. The pain moves around and can feel the muscles pulling if I stretch. Have had a sore lower back for a long time aswell. Deff muscle?

General advice: Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health,
and, pain near the surface, associated with moving muscles, painful when just the muscle is poked......

is usually from a muscle.

You'd be surprised how very many people are admitted to cardiology units for this. ...Read more

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Lowe Back pain lower left abdominal pain brown discharge 10 days after period. On mirena (levonorgestrel) for 9 months?

Lowe Back pain lower left abdominal pain brown discharge 10 days after period. On mirena (levonorgestrel) for 9 months?

Get a pelvic exam t.: To rule out pelvic infection. Although it is not unusual to get spotting on Mirena (levonorgestrel), (levonorgestrel)a persistent pain with a discharge could signal infection or Mirena (levonorgestrel) trying to expelll or become displaced ...Read more

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Lower left abdominal pain after first child, back after second child. Now on right side and lower abdomen above pelvis. Worse with period/full bladder?

Lower left abdominal pain after first child, back after second child. Now on right side and lower abdomen above pelvis. Worse with period/full bladder?

Pubic bone: Sometimes in pregnant women, will have separation of the pubic bone that causes pain and discomfort. This will recur with each pregnancy and results when the Progesterone causes weakening of the ligament. It may last after pregnancy in a few patients and cause more pain. Still, if this isn't the cause, you should talk to your doctor to find out what is going on. ...Read more

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Lower left abdominal pain w/frequent urination. Went to urgent care, lab&urine came back neg; recommend a sonogram they think diverticulitis;48yo fem?

Lower left abdominal pain w/frequent urination. Went to urgent care, lab&urine came back neg; recommend a sonogram they think diverticulitis;48yo fem?

Maybe CT: Diverticulitis is a reasonable possibility, so might be an ovarian issue. A sonogram is not usually helpful to diagnose diverticulitis though. A CT can give better info about that and can also evaluate the pelvic organs. Sometimes a colonoscopy is needed also. ...Read more

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