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Doctor insights on: Organs In The Lower Left Quadrant

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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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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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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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What could cause intense lower abdomen pain that subsides to a small pain in the lower left quadrant? The pain lasted about an hour before it subsided

What could cause intense lower abdomen pain that subsides to a small pain in the lower left quadrant? The pain lasted about an hour before it subsided

Abdominal pain: At your young age diverticulitis of the left side of the colon would be unusual but a possible cause of lower left Abdominal discomfort. Other causes could be left ovarian problems or even abdominal muscle discomfort due to strain. In any event see your physician if there is any lingering discomfort or tenderness. ...Read more

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39 yo male. Pain in the lower left quadrant of abdomen for 2 years. Ct scan unremarkable except shows bladder wall thickening. Could this be cause?

39 yo male. Pain in the lower left quadrant of abdomen for 2 years. Ct scan unremarkable except shows bladder wall thickening.  Could this be cause?

Depends: Focal bladder wall thickening or inflammation is not normal. If the bladder is not full, the wall will frequently look mildly diffusely thickened which is a normal finding. You should have your doctor review this with the radiologist. ...Read more

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I had my period for 2 days. It stopped for 2 days. This morning I had bad stomach pains in the lower left quadrant and now I am bleeding again. I am normally very regular and about 33 days in between, this one was 35.

I had my period for 2 days. It stopped for 2 days. This morning I had bad stomach pains in the lower left quadrant and now I am bleeding again. I am normally very regular and about 33 days in between, this one was 35.

LLQ discomfort: Causes of recurrent llq abdominal discomfort 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? Risk factors? ...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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