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I've been having on and off sharp pain in my lower left abdomen, with slight nausea. Should I be worried?

I've been having on and off sharp pain in my lower left abdomen, with slight nausea. Should I be worried?

Yes: Low lower quadrant pain may be constipation but it can also be many other conditions such as diverticulitis or a colon abscess. You should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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I am a bit unsure where to go but came here as a last resort. For about 6 months now I have had on and off throbbing pain in my lower left abdomen?

I am a bit unsure where to go but came here as a last resort. For about 6 months now I have had on and off throbbing pain in my lower left abdomen?

Go to the Doctor: You need a thorough medical exam. If your physician is not finding the cause then I would suggest a GI specialist given this symptom is most likely in the colon. ...Read more

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What could be wrong with you if you have off and on pain in your lower left abdomen? I haven't had any pain all day it just happend suddenly and it's a really sharp pain it feels okay when I'm just sitting still but when I move around it hurts really bad.

What could be wrong with you if you have off and on pain in your lower left abdomen? I haven't had any pain all day it just happend suddenly and it's a really sharp pain it feels okay when I'm just sitting still but when I move around it hurts really bad.

Hello.: Hello. I can't diagnose your problem. This is in the area of the decending colon leading into the rectum. Diseases which cause inflammation of the large intestine can cause pain but are often associated with bowel changes. Significant constipation / obstipation can also cause pain in that area. If it continues, your doctor can evaluate for etiology. ...Read more

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On/off sharp pain, middle left lower abdomen/pelvic area, started after dinner. Better when I straighten up. About 2 days away from period. What can it be?

On/off sharp pain, middle left lower abdomen/pelvic area, started after dinner. Better when I straighten up. About 2 days away from period. What can it be?

Need an exam: A number of conditions can cause pain in the left lower abdomen/pelvic area. Ovarian cysts, ruptured ovarian cysts, PID, diverticulitis and constipation are just some of the possible causes. You need to see a gynecologist for a pelvic exam to determine the cause for your pain. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Searing type pain in lower left abdomen?

Searing type pain in lower left abdomen?

See a physician: You should see a physician. This could be a serious medical condition. ...Read more

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What causes women pain in lower left abdomen?

What causes women pain in lower left abdomen?

Many possibilities..: Finding out the cause of abdominal pain is like solving a mystery: we collect clues from one's symptoms, history, examination+/- tests. Therefore, a "hands-on" eval is critical. In general, causes of left lower abdominal pain can include irritable bowel, diverticular disease, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, intestinal or gynecologic cancers, urinary tract infections, etc... ...Read more

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What makes female pain in lower left abdomen?

Get it checked: In a woman causes of left lower abdominal pain can include: ovarian cyst, ectopic pregnancy, diverticulitis, endometriosis, hernia, ovulation pain, crohn’s disease, abscess, ulcerative colitis, cancer, renal infection or stone or injury just to mention a few. If pain is chronic get it checked out –especially if associated with change in bowel habitus. Severe abdominal pain warrants er visit. ...Read more

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What causes pain in lower left abdomen female?

What causes pain in lower left abdomen female?

Many causes.: In a woman causes of left lower abdominal pain can include: ovarian cyst, ectopic pregnancy, diverticulitis, endometriosis, hernia, ovulation pain, crohn’s disease, abscess, ulcerative colitis, cancer, renal infection or stone or injury just to mention a few. If pain is chronic get it checked out –especially if associated with change in bowel habitus. Severe abdominal pain warrants er visit. ...Read more

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My gf is female with pain in lower left abdomen. What now?

My gf is female with pain in lower left abdomen. What now?

Need 2 C Doctor: Finding out the cause of abdominal pain is like solving a mystery: we collect clues from one's symptoms, history, examination+/- tests. Therefore, a "hands-on" eval is critical. In general, causes of left lower abdominal pain can include irritable bowel, diverticular disease, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, intestinal or gynecologic cancers, urinary tract infections, etc... ...Read more

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I woke up early hours in excruciating pain in lower left abdomen, what could be wrong?

Diverticulitis?: Severe pain low on the left that lasts several hours might be diverticulitis: infection in a little pocket in the lower colon. It can usually be treated with antibiotics but severe cases might need surgery. See a doctor soon! ...Read more

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My friend is having bad pain in lower left abdomen what could it be? How do I find out?

History is important: Past medical history can shed some light on your question. The person needs a good Physical Exam with possibly some Lab Work and even some Imaging Studies such as X-Rays. Problem could be anything from bad gas pains to inflammation of the bowel or infections process, even atypical appendicitis pain. Get them to Dr. ...Read more

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+be preg test but slight pain in lower left abdomen and left back with on of. Plz help also tell about which food to avoid after +be test?

Tubal pregnancy: If a tubal pregnancy has not been ruled out, yet, because a transvaginal ultrasound demonstrating the pregnancy to be located in the uterus has not been performed, these symptoms would make me think of a tubal pregnancy. ...Read more

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I am 24 yr old female having pricking pain in lower left abdomen for ten days that pain comes randomly and goes what might be possible reason for it?

I am 24 yr old female having pricking pain in lower left abdomen for ten days that pain comes randomly and goes what might be possible reason for it?

See Gyn doctor: At your age cause could be pelvic inflammatory disease, first one you have to see your gyn doctor after ruling out pid you can have other tests to find out the cause for treatment. ...Read more

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I had a 3 day period and it was only spotting. Period usually 5 days n heavy. On 3rd day it was brownish color. Pain in lower left abdomen.?

Check if preggo: Abnormal cycles with pain on one side are red flags for the possibility of a pregnancy in the tubes.... Check if you are pregnant.... ...Read more

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What could cause pain in lower left abdomen / testicle?

What could cause pain in lower left abdomen / testicle?

Causes include: Infection, inflammation, or tumor, in your colon, rectum, testicle, prostate, kidney or lymph node. Or it could be an inguinal hernia or injury. Best to see a doctor for accurate diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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Endometriosis now with severe pain in lower left abdomen?

Endometriosis now with severe pain in lower left abdomen?

See below: These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. Yous should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thoroughly evaluate you and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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Is heating pad good for pain in lower left abdomen women?

Is heating pad good for pain in lower left abdomen women?

Yes, if...: If it helps decrease the discomfort. But if this is chronic, you need a diagnosis. Could be many things, including diverticulitis. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pain in lower left abdomen/ testicle.?

What to do if I have pain in lower left abdomen/ testicle.?

If significant - get: Checked. This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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What could cause pain in lower left abdomen and constipation?

Colon problem: Obstruction in the colon due to a mass
narrowing in the colon secondary to diverticulitis
lack of fiber I n your diet
overuse of narcotics ...Read more

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What to do if I have pain in lower left abdomen and constipated?

What to do if I have pain in lower left abdomen and constipated?

Many possibilities: That constellation of symptoms could be caused by many different things, some of which are serious, like cancer. Some of the causes are very benign. It would take a visit to your doctor who would get a complete history and exam to start figuring out what the cause could be. Sometimes it takes longer than you think it should to get a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Random piercing pain in lower left abdomen in a 21 year old male. What is this?!

Abdomonal pain: Need more information including medical history, medication history also more info like any other symptoms like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, blood in stool, urinary trouble, how long the pain lasts, how long do you have it, anything make it better or worse. ...Read more

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Having sharp pain in lower left abdomen, what could it be? Pain has been going on off and on all day

Having sharp pain in lower left abdomen, what could it be? Pain has been going on off and on all day

Constipated?: Diverticulitis: inflammation of a diverticulum, esp. In the colon, causing pain and disturbance of bowel function
crohns disease: chronic inflammatory disease of the intestines, esp. The colon and ileum, associated with ulcers and fistulae. Kidney stone: a hard mass formed in the kidneys, typically consisting of insoluble calcium compounds; a renal calculus. Ectopic pregnancy, ulcerative colitis. ...Read more

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Severe pain in lower left abdomen pain does not ease?

Severe pain in lower left abdomen pain does not ease?

There are several: Possible explanations for your symptoms but these cannot be determined over the internet. You need to be seen by a health care professional and examined as soon as possible. Don't delay. ...Read more

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20 year old male pressing pain in lower left abdomen, diarrhea?

20 year old male pressing pain in lower left abdomen, diarrhea?

See your doctor.: Belly pains and diarrhea commonly happen with viral gastroenteritis - aka the stomach bug or flu. If you're having blood in your stools, a high fever, unable to hold down any foods, or if the pain in your left lower side is increasing in intensity, then it's time to see your doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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Pain in lower left abdomen, pain in both calves, and 99.0 temp. Should I worry?

Pain in lower left abdomen, pain in both calves, and 99.0 temp. Should I worry?

Two Issues: The calf pain is likely due to your low back condition. The 99 degree f is low grade. Consider UTI or ovarian cyst.....Would go to er if abdominal pain is severe or unremitting. ...Read more

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Dull constant pain in lower left abdomen. Unsure what it could be. Gas or something more serious?

Dull constant pain in lower left abdomen. Unsure what it could be. Gas or something more serious?

Full pain: Gas would likely pass within a few hours. Do you have any other symptoms such as diarrhea, constipation, blood in the stool, fevers? If yes to any of these, I would suggest you get evaluated by a physician. Differentials here are irritable bowel, inflammatory bowel, constipation, and diverticulosis. ...Read more