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Doctor insights on: Lower Left Quadrant Organs

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What organs are in the left lower quadrant of the abdomen?

What organs are in the left lower quadrant of the abdomen?

Very few: Your descending and sigmoid colon. Your left oviduct and ovary, if you were a woman. Depending on whether or not there are large fibroids, or a baby, the uterus may sit in the left lower quadrant. ...Read more

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I have slight pain and firmness in my left lower quadrant. What should I watch for to indicate an abnormality?

Diverticulitis?: Left lower quadrant pain typically indicates inflammation or infection of the descending colon. However, traveling left kidney stones can give you similar symptoms. Please consult with your physician. Fever and chills, painful bowel movement and urination will indicate urgent symptoms. Bloody urine or stools need emergent evaluation. ...Read more

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My lower left quadrant (colon) hurts. What should I do?

My lower left quadrant (colon) hurts. What should I do?

Eval: Causes of left lower abdominal pain can include but are not limited to: ovarian cyst, ectopic pregnancy, diverticulitis, endometriosis, inguinal hernia, ovulation pain, intestinal obstruction, crohn’s disease, abscess, ulcerative colitis, seminal vesicle inflammation, cancer, aortic aneurysm, renal infection or stone or injury. Get chronic pain checked especially if associated with stool changes. ...Read more

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What is the cause of a severe pain in the lower left quadrant of the abdomin?

Many Possibilities: Could be anything from gas, passing a kidney stone, colitis, diverticulitis, fecal impaction or a number of other things. Best get to dr. Right away as some of these conditions can deteriorate into peritonitis. If this has been going on for a number of hours i wouldn't delay. ...Read more

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What could cause a mass in the left-lower quadrant?

What could cause a mass in the left-lower quadrant?

Many possibilities: I do not know where in the left lower abdomen you are describing, or if it internal or external in location. Could be fatty lipoma, hernia, less likely diverticulitis or abscess infection, ovarian growth or cyst, skin abscess or infection, colon tumor, etc. ...Read more

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What is the reason behind Left lower quadrant pain in appendicitis?

Appendicitis: Although i searched for pain on the left side, I could not find a reason. As you know the pain may start in the middle of the abdomen and then migrate to the lower right. Appetite goes away. With time the pain becomes worse and treatment (surgical) is needed before it bursts ...Read more

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What are the possible problem when you feel a left lower quadrant pain in the abdomen?

What are the possible problem when you feel a left lower quadrant pain in the abdomen?

Many possible: Problems. Organs in the area are colon, ureter, and ovary/fallopian tube. And these organs can have inflammatory/infectious problems, tumors (benign and malignant), or even congenital problems. For you, a 22 year old woman, the most common organ that can cause problems is reproductive organs. If pain is persistent, or is severe, you need to see a doctor to figure out what is cause. ...Read more

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I am having left lower quadrant pain. I have constipation frequently and the pain. What could it be?

I am having left lower quadrant pain. I have constipation frequently and the pain. What could it be?

See a doctor: This may be a minor issue easily resolved, but may also have potential serious consequences. Please see a doctor and have this resolved. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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Lower left quadrant of abdomen hurts. Could it be intestinal diverticulitis?

Lower left quadrant of abdomen hurts. Could it be intestinal diverticulitis?

Maybe not GI related: Causes of recurrent abdominal discomfort as described may be identified by first addressing accompanying signs/symptoms so as to localize the organ involved: vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniations? Age? Gender? Risks? ...Read more

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Need some advice. I have sharp pain in lower left quadrant of belly?

Need some advice. I have sharp pain in lower left quadrant of belly?

Specifics please: In what position do you feel better/ worse? What is the quality of pain--sharp, stabbing, pressure, bloating, gassiness? Where in your left lower abdomen? Stress correlate with symptom? Duration pain lasts? Is pain deep or superficial? Have you seen blood with stool or change in bowels? Any chance of pregnancy (sexually active)? Any bladder/uti symptoms? Your doctor will need this info to help. ...Read more

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What is the pathophysiology of left lower quadrant pain presenting in appendicitis?

Radiating pain: the nerves of the appendix also innervates the entire colon. When you push on the left side you and then release the nerves are stimulated. Since the appendix is inflamed the distention of the left transmits to the right and you sense the pain. The visceral peritoneum is directly attached. If the appendix is ruptured then the parietal peritoneum is inflamed and the test no longer holds. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cysts ever cause upper left quadrant pain in addition to lower quadrant pain?

Depends on size: I suppose if the cyst were extremely large filling the abdomen then pain could be in the upper left quadrant. That is not a very common finding. ...Read more

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I have pain in my lower left quadrant.pain radiates down the anterior part of my left thigh. . What can it possible be?

Evaluation needed: Your Dr or an osteopath, chiropractor or physical therapist would be best able to evaluate the problem and provide appropriate treatment. If it is new or old will matter as will your recall of possible injury activities. It may be muscle strain impacting nerves or maybe traced back to a spine issue. In any case, seek an eval. ...Read more

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I'm a 26 yr old female that has had lower left quadrant pain since aug. And throwing up everything for the last 1 1/2 months. What is going on?

I'm a 26 yr old female that has had lower left quadrant pain since aug. And throwing up everything for the last 1 1/2 months. What is going on?

Many things: This could be inflammatory bowel disease or diverticular disease. Do not waste any more time. See a colorectal surgeon or gidoctor asap. This is not getting better and potentially can get worse. This also may be related to ovary so see yor OB gyn as well and do it today not next week! ...Read more

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Been having pain in lower left quadrant when getting in and out of car and now walking around not real bad but does hurt also lower back hurts.

Been having pain in lower left quadrant when getting in and out of car and now walking around not real bad but does hurt also lower back hurts.

See your doctor.: It is not normal to have persistent pain in the abdomen. Since this does not seem to be going away, you should get checked out. I would do it is soon as possible. Good luck. ...Read more

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When a permanent irriversible ileostomy surgery is performed, does it matter what side the ostomy site is placed? (Left or Right lower quadrant)

When a permanent irriversible ileostomy surgery is performed, does it matter what side the ostomy site is placed? (Left or Right  lower quadrant)

No it doesn't matter: And ileostomy is usually placed in the right lower quadrant or lower midline because that is where the bowel most easily comes up to the skin. ...Read more

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I am having pain in my lower left quadrant. Its really low. I palpatated it and felt a specific spot where its worse. When should I go to the doctor?

Sooner the better: Any unexplained abdominal pain should be professionally evaluated. At age 23, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID, fallopian tube infection with gonorrhea or chlamydia) is among the most common causes, especially if you also have vaginal discharge (but of course only if at risk for STDs). Get examined for sure if the pain lasts more than 24 hours, if especially severe, or if any fever. ...Read more

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I ve had the paragard IUD for about 7 months no problems until now the past week or two I have a dull pain in my left lower quadrant it feels as thoug?

I ve had the paragard IUD for about 7 months no problems until now the past week or two I have a dull pain in my left lower quadrant it feels as thoug?

See your gyn: U need an ultrasound , exam and cultures u may have an infection, or a cyst, and u wnat to make sure u are not pg and have an ectopic preg in the tube. ...Read more

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Is it rare to have to take a second CT scan with contrast because the contrast did not reach the lower left quadrant?

Is it rare to have to take a second CT scan with contrast because the contrast did not reach the lower left quadrant?

This is common.: When you drink contrast for a CT scan, it may take a long time for your intestines to get the contrast from the stomach to the rectum. Typically, CT scans are done 1 hour after you've begun drinking. This can be enough time to fill most of the bowel, but not all of it. Radiologist may request a 2nd scan if there is some question about the colon that wasn't answered on the 1st scan. ...Read more

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4 the last year experiencing discomfort in the left lower quadrant of my abdominal cavity. What could be the problem and how could I treat the issue?

4 the last year experiencing discomfort in the left lower quadrant of my abdominal cavity. What could be the problem and how could I treat the issue?

A variety of things: Within the left lower quadrant, lies the sigmoid colon (part of the large intestine), the left ovary (females), and the left kidney ureter. Evaluation and treatment will depend on associated symptoms, e.g. diarrhea, constipation, blood in urine or stool, presence of mass and nature of discomfort. See a gastroenterologist if this persists or worsens. ...Read more