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Pain in large intestine on left side more, after sex even worse with bathroom need, having gases and spasmolitic doesn't help. Doctor thinks its gas?

Pain in large intestine on left side more, after sex even worse with bathroom need, having gases and spasmolitic doesn't help. Doctor thinks its gas?

See doctor: Need an exam. Depending on examination, you may want to consider follow up with gastroenterologist. Without an exam it is difficult to tell where it is coming from...bowels, bladder, reporductive organs. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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Wave of pain on left side by intestines, what does this indicate?

Wave of pain on left side by intestines, what does this indicate?

Could be many things: Depending on the severity, timing and location the pain could be due do food in sensitivities, problems with your gut, kidney problems, constipation or diarrhea to name a few. If the pain is severe, prolonged or just causing significant discomfort, get checked out by your primary care and they can help determine a plan of care. ...Read more

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Is it possible for appendix to be on the bottom left intestine side?

Is it possible for appendix to be on the bottom left intestine side?

Nit usually: The apoendix is almist alwsys in tbe right lower a dimen. There are very rare situations of a birth defect where the intestines ; appendix are not in their normal location. Also rarely the appendix could be very long ; extend toward the left. These situations are very rare or uncommon. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of swelling and pain in the upper left side of my intestine?

What can be the cause of swelling and pain in the upper left side of my intestine?

Intestinal dilation: First you need imaging or surgical visualization to know your intestine is dilated. With this knowledge, these are possible causes, adhesion, partial obstruction, mass, telescoping, and some other surgical issues. Hope you are under doctor care. ...Read more

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Hi,my husband recently started having what he describes as a hot sensation on his left side,near his hip,he thinks it's in his intestines.

Hi,my husband recently started having what he describes as a hot sensation on his left side,near his hip,he thinks it's in his intestines.

Localize: Need to establish where the sensation is. Could be anything from arthritis in hip joint to diverticular disease in left colon to referred pain from other source. Get examined to localize and guide diagnostics. ...Read more

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Lower left side swollen gas no pain down by my lower intestine ?

Lower left side swollen gas no pain down by my lower intestine ?

Observe : If you feel like it's gas and did not have any pain i would observe things. If you develop pain or any additional symptoms examination is warranted. ...Read more

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Got pain in the left side of the rib , round the back , is it gas in the intestines ?

Got pain in the left side of the rib , round  the back , is it gas in the intestines ?

Difficult to say: Would need more information. Is it all the time or intermittent? After meals? At night? Does it go through the middle to your back or wrap around the side? ...Read more

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I'm having pain in my lower abdomen and it feels like my intestines are being stabbed and burned & squeezed on my right and left sides.

How bad is it?: If severe, go to er asap. Is the pain on the surface or deep in the abdomen? Does it come and go or change with coughing? Does it move? Does it radiate anywhere else? What makes it worse? Activity? Eating? Did u injure yourself? Is it improving or worsening or the same.Other symptoms? Fevers? Chills? Change in bowel movements? If not severe, make an appt with your md. ...Read more

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I am 60 yr old female, and often feel a slight movement in my abdomen. Could it just be my colon, or intestines moving? It's always on the left side.

I am 60 yr old female, and often feel a slight movement in my abdomen. Could it just be my colon, or intestines moving? It's always on the left side.

Peristalsis?: It could be simple peristalsis which is your bowel muscle contracting as it pushes intestinal contents along your digestive tract. If you're concerned let your dr. Know and get a good physical exam. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My friend has a colostomy bag, on her left side. On her right side she had a small incission, a few days ago, about 8 in. Of her large intestine has pushed it's way through. What should she do?

My friend has a colostomy bag, on her left side. On her right side she had a small incission, a few days ago, about 8 in. Of her large intestine has pushed it's way through. What should she do?

Go to the ER now: If she had recent surgery and you can see exposed bowel through the incision, she must go immediately to the hospital. Put a clean moistened towel over the incision and hold in place. Call the surgeon's office to tell them what is going on and tell them where you are going. ...Read more

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I have a pressure or swelling in my large intestines on my left side, i went to a clinic but my bw, ua & us didn't come back w/ anything. Any ideas?

I have a pressure or swelling in my large intestines on my left side, i went to a clinic but my bw, ua & us didn't come back w/ anything. Any ideas?

If you are sure: That your symptoms arise in the large intestine, you should see a GI specialist. It could still be colitis, diverticulitis, or irritable bowel. Also, unlikely possibility of neoplasm is always there. ...Read more

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After surgery 14mos ago to remove rt colon and sm part of intestine. I have severe pain on left side upper abdomen and swelling. With burning sensatio?

After surgery 14mos ago to remove rt colon and sm part of intestine. I have severe pain on left side upper abdomen and swelling. With burning sensatio?

See your doctor: As unfortunately the symptoms you describe could be related to so many different issues that can't be accurately determined without more information, the chance to examine you and possible testing. I would strongly encourage you to seek help in person when any symptoms is "severe". ...Read more

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Pain left side just below rib cage. Feels like I'm being stabbed. The pain radiates to stomach & intestines. Vomiting & sweating What can be cause?

Pain left side just below rib cage. Feels like I'm being stabbed. The pain radiates to stomach & intestines. Vomiting & sweating What can be cause?

Pain side vomiting: My first guess is that K is low due to HCTZ or Primary aldosteronism and you are having cramps. I specialize in this and HTN. Recommend 2nd opinion with me. ...Read more

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Have history of bowel obstructions. Would this predispose me to further bowel obstructions? Could this be cause again for severe lower left sided pain?

Have history of bowel obstructions. Would this predispose me to further bowel obstructions? Could this be cause again for severe lower left sided pain?

Possibly: if your bowel obstruction was due to adhesions in your abdomen and you have had surgery in the past, then you're at continued high risk of having recurrent bowel obstructions due to future adhesions. If you have abdominal pain, bloating, fevers, or any other symptoms of obstruction, see your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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During a recent sigmoidoscopy a small patch of inflammation was found on the left side of lower bowel. What is the most likely outcome?

During a recent sigmoidoscopy a small patch of inflammation was found on the left side of lower bowel. What is the most likely outcome?

Hard to say: Given the limitted info you gave, it is hard to tell what exactly it is. Could be from recent mild infection, early colitis, lymphocytic/spastic colitis, or it may not be much at all....
Why was the procedure done?
I assume some tissue sample/biopsy was done...If so, waite for the result..
Good luck...Keep us informed.. ...Read more

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Due to acute left side abdom pain no food in over a wk.(doc thinks bowel inflamed).Will effects of no food show up in colonoscopy?(mask s/ thing else)

Due to acute left side abdom pain no food in over a wk.(doc thinks bowel inflamed).Will effects of no food show up in colonoscopy?(mask s/ thing else)

Not typically: Depending on age , lower left sided abdominal pain may be an indication of diverticulitis.This might be the " inflamed bowel" you are referring to.Putting the bowel at rest with clear liquids initially, and antibiotics usually helps.A. Ct scan of the abdomen/pelvis can help make the diagnosis.After you feel better, and the infection resolves , a colonoscopy is indicated to further evaluate the colon. ...Read more

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Why do I have a pain on the left side groin, hip & bowel area?

Why do I have a pain on the left side groin, hip & bowel area?

Many possibilities: Hard to say with such vague symptoms as many GI and non-gi conditions can cause discomfort in this area. Best to be formally seen an evaluated. ...Read more

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Can anyone please tell me what bowel spasms are please , gp said my daughter 6 is having these she has pain in left side /slight at back more at side ?

Can anyone please tell me what bowel spasms are please , gp said my daughter 6 is having these she has pain in left side /slight at back more at side ?

Irritable bowel: Bowel spasms are another way of saying "irritable bowel syndrome", where irregular movement and sensitivity of the gut cause irritation, extra gas, and overgrowth of bacteria. Unfortunately "bowel spams" is like "growing pains" or "teething fever". It's important to get more into the diagnosis, which guides proper therapy. You may need to rule out food intolerances and allergy. Probiotics help. ...Read more

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Pain in upper left side of back relived for brief moment with bowel movement?

Pain in upper left side of back relived for brief moment with bowel movement?

Maybe constipated?: Are you constipated? A medical definition is bowel infrequency (less than one bowel movement every 3-4 days). What's "normal" for you? The fact your symptoms abate after decompressing your gut by defecating suggesting a colonic source of distress. Examination is in order certainly for your reassurance & accuracy of diagnosis. ...Read more

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Painful and black bowel movment, swelled abdomen, vaginal pain and bleeding, twisting pain in abdomen top and bottom, left and right side, nasuea?

Painful and black bowel movment, swelled abdomen, vaginal pain and bleeding, twisting pain in abdomen top and bottom, left and right side, nasuea?

BerlyC asked: Painful and black bowel movement: Having black stools means bleeding is higher up in the bowel or stomach .Along with severe abdominal pain , +swollen belly , might have a small bowel obstruction. which is SERIOUS
Vaginal bleeding and pain could be multiple causes. You could possibly be pregnant + having an Ectopic (tubal) pregnancy SERIOUS
I would definitely see a doctor or go to the ER ASAP to prevent shock or more bleeding. ...Read more

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Female 60yrs. Pain on left side below and at ribcage. sometimes sharp worse lying down. for abt 6 wks mol now runny cramping bowel mvments aft meals?

Female 60yrs. Pain on left side below and at ribcage.  sometimes sharp worse lying down. for abt 6 wks mol  now runny cramping bowel mvments aft meals?

Be seen: There are multiple causes, I would certainly be seen. Some if the structures in that general area are the pancreas, stomach/duodenum, the bowel, and the lower lung. A good exam and appropriate studies can usually determine the cause. ...Read more

Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more