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Lower Left Abdominal Pain When Using Bathroom
Top answers below: Left lower abdominal pain can be constipation, diverticulitis, hernia, ovarian cyst, kidney stone, and sometimes referred pain from appendicitis (rare). Importantly you may need to see your doctor to see what the pain is like and what made it occur. If you notice what made it better or worse. ...Read more
Depends: May be many things, you don't state your sex, but everything from constipation, kidney stone, ovarian if female, diverticular disease of the sigmoid colon, inflammatory bowel disease, hernia, infection or tumor. More detailed history and an examination would be needed to give a more specific answer. ...Read more
Colon? Kidney? Gyne?: Diverticulitis commonly causes sharp left lower abdominal pain, inflammatory colitises can cause symptoms. Obstruction. Constipation. Kidney issues. Herniae? Ovarian cysts? 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
I have had lower left abdominal pain for a week tonight it is worse especially when I cough and move?
Left sided pain: Discomfort in this area may be from a strained/inflamed abdominal muscle, colon inflammation like diverticulitis or colitis or to ovarian or other pelvic disorders. Because your symptoms are worsening, and if there is associated tenderness, you should be examined by a physician tonight. ...Read more
I'm having dull lower left abdominal pain after I started running about an hour everyday. What could be the reasons. Male, 30, 150lbs?
Lower left pain: Most likely musculoskeletal issue. Could be a groin strain. Would stop running for awhile to see if it gets better. If so and stays away no issue. If pain comes back with exercise you should be checked for a groin hernia or even a "sports hernia" which is harder to diagnose and more controversial as far as treatment. ...Read more
31/ m. Lower left abdominal pain for two days. Had diaharea and un-controlled bm yesterday at onset of pain. Pain seems to be getting worse.
See your doctor: The symptoms could be due to a variety of things - a viral gastroenteritis, colitis (inflammation of the colon) or possibly diverticulitis (an inflammation of sacs which have herniated from the large intestine). While viral gastroenteritis is self limiting in a few days, the latter two may worsen with increased and localized symptoms. If this occurs, you should see your doctor. ...Read more
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.
Hi for the past 2 days I have been getting diarrohea as soon as I eat anything. Today I have had lower left abdominal pain. I don't feel ill, afebrile?
LLQ pain: Llq pain be caused by a multitude of things. It could diverticular disease, kidney stone, bladder distension, pelvic pain, ectopic pregnancy. Avoid mild for now. Watch for increased pain, fever, vomiting, black or red stools. Two days of diarrhea are not necessary a red flag for the more serious things I have mentioned. Try a brat diet for a few days (bananas, rice, apple sauce and toast) low fibe. ...Read more
More info?: Is it sharp or achy? Is it every time or only sometimes? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? Has anyone done any studies? Need a bit more info? Any nausea? Fevers? ...Read more
Wide differential: In a young woman this could be pain from ovulation, an ovarian cyst, constipation, excess gas. Less likely diverticulitis Which is seen with fever and typically in middle age patients or older with diverticulosis. The nature of your pain also depends on the time frame, precipitated, alleviating factors, and associated symptoms. See your doctor if this is a chronic issue. If you have a fever call ...Read more
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
Many possibilities: Many different problems can cause left lower abdominal pain, some minor (irritable bowel), some serious (diverticulitis, kidney stones, colon cancer). In order to get to the bottom of this, a complete history must be taken, followed by a careful physical exam, lab tests, and other tests which may include x-rays and/or endoscopy. Please make an appointment to see your primary care doctor. ...Read more
I have lower left abdominal pain that comes and goes has been happening for over three days. The pain is sharp and goes on for about an hour.?
I have lower left abdominal pain that comes and goes has been happening for over three days. It is sharp and achy and stays for about an hour.?
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
I have been having very intense lower left abdominal pain it begins shortly after I get up in the morning and usually last for several hours it gets b?
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Constant lower left abdominal pain...What could it be? I have had dull lower left abdominal pain for the past few weeks, and haven't thought anything of it. Lately, it's becoming more painful and happening more frequently (i have had the pain nonstop for
See below: It could be any number of things, some of which ae possibly serious. See your docotr for an evaluation. ...Read more
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
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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