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What causes lower left back and abdominal pain?

What causes lower left back and abdominal pain?

Possibilities: Bladder infection, kidney stones, inguinal hernia, or stds can all cause the symptom you are mentioning. Get in to see your pcp. ...Read more

Belly Pain (Definition)

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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What caused my abdominal pain on the lower left side?

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

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What are causes of abdominal pain on lower left side?

Many: It could simply be constipation or diverticular disease, kidney stones, ovarian etiology, hernia. You need to be examined and give a full medical history in order to make the diagnosis. Please see someone soon. ...Read more

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Abdominal pain in the lower left side and I had a total hysterectormy 10 yrs ago ?

Scar tissue, bowel: If you had a complete hysterectomy with removal of the ovaries you could have scar tissue present causing the pain. You could also have bowel problems like diverticulosis or kidney stones. Symptoms vary. If you still have your ovaries you could have developed an ovarian cyst. If the pain is persistent and significant i recommend seeing a physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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My boyfriend been have abdominal pain on his lower right side for a week now. What should he do?

See a doctor: Pain in the lower right abdomen could be from an inflamed appendix, called appendicitis. Your boyfriend could also have a hernia. I recommend seeing a physician as soon as possible. If he is having other symptoms such as fever, chills, sweats, nausea/vomiting, I recommend going to the local emergency department. He probably needs a CT scan of the abdomen. ...Read more

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Lower occasionally abdominal pain in right side. No other symptoms. Only happened three times in 5 hours m?

Lower Abdominal Pain: Lower right quadrant pain may be attributed to multiple processes, however appendicitis is always a concern if the patient did not have an history of an appendectomy. If nausea and vomiting are present, with food intolerance, consider being evaluated by a physician. Attempt to identify provocative and alleviating factors. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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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