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Lower Left Quadrant Organs
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
QUIT: Please do not use illegal drugs.I'd guess every member of this forum agrees meth is dangerous and unhealthy. ...Read more
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
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
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.
When a permanent irriversible ileostomy surgery is performed, does it matter what side the ostomy site is placed? (Left or Right lower quadrant)
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
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
What can I do to relieve to the dull, stinging sensation in the left lower quadrant of my abdomen?
Need more informatio: You need to give more information. There are dozens of differential diagnoses. ...Read more
Mass in lower left quadrant of abdomen. 2in to the left of the belly button, mildly painful but not too severe.
Bad uti with bladder inflammation dx in ED weds on meds since then have now developed lower quadrant pain sometimes localized on left ED again?
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If not better by tomorrow morning or getting progressively worse before then, yes.
(I'm an ER doc) ...Read more
Hi , recently i felt hard mass in left lower quadrant. i never felt it before. Got CBC all is normal in this test. Still confused why it is there?
ER: Go to the ER right this minute and get checked out. ...Read more
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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