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Pain In Your Lower Left Abdomen
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
Colonic movement: My best guess would be that it is your descending colon either digesting food or in spasm.Sometimes these symptoms can occur with Irritable Bowel Syndrome.It could also be gas moving around in there as well.You could try a gas medication like simethicone which you can purchase over the counter to see if this alleviates the symptoms at all. If not and it is bothersome, see your doc. ...Read more
Yes: There are large muscles in the abdominal wall, so there is certainly a chance of injuring the muscle by heavy lifting or other strains to the abdomen. However, abdominal pain should be evaluated by a physician to make sure it is not due to a problem with the internal organs or due to a hernia. ...Read more
I've had pain in my lower left abdomen since last night. It's not severe but it's noticeable. Should I be concerned?
Left Side Pain: When was the last time you had a bowel movement? Constipation is the most common cause of left sided pain. Having a good BM may help. Also muscle strain can cause left sided pain. If you have not noticed blood in your urine, a less common cause is kidney stones. If you have not had any trauma to that side of your abdomen, spleen injury is also less likely. Rest fluids and Advil may help. ...Read more
Hello, I have pain in my lower left abdomen for over a year. It comes and goes (3h pain) It had disappeared for over 3 months, but it is back now.
Diverticulitis?: Diverticula are small pouches that often develop in the colon. These diverticula can perforate(rupture) due to to increased pressure in the colon(such as constipation)or due to impacted particles of food. This will cause a small abscess adjacent to the colon(diverticulitis). Usually seen as people age, *but the incidence in young people is increasing. See your Dr. and>http://bit.ly/1JPmmsi ...Read more
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
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
I don't know: Left abd. Pain causes include but is 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, injury, angina, heart attack, pneumonia, enlarged or ruptured spleen, pancreatitis & obstipation. ...Read more
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