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Deep rectal pain and pressure in lower left abdomen where colon should be, pressure feels more noticeable when I have to use the bathroom, any ideas?

Deep rectal pain and pressure in lower left abdomen where colon should be, pressure feels more noticeable when I have to use the bathroom, any ideas?

Diverticulitis : Possible diverticular disease is a condition that occurs when a person has problems from small pouches, or sacs, that have formed and pushed outward through weak spots in the colon wall. Each pouch is called a diverticulum. Multiple pouches are called diverticula. The colon is part of the large intestine. The large intestine absorbs water from stool and changes it from a liquid to a solid form. ...Read more

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Whata the chances my pregnancy can be ectopic. Light brown discharge when i wipe & pressure on lower left abdomen. No cramps or heavy bleeding?

Whata the chances my pregnancy can be ectopic. Light brown discharge when i wipe & pressure on lower left abdomen. No cramps or heavy bleeding?

Are you pregnant?: If you are pregnant, get a blood HCG level done, it should double in 72 hours in a normal pregnancy. If it does not, then ectopic pregnancy needs to be evaluated by a doctor by ultrasound. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I had a slight pressure in lower left abdomen for a couple days and now feel this in back near my rear end. Is this constipation?

I had a slight pressure in lower left abdomen for a couple days and now feel this in back near my rear end. Is this constipation?

Maybe constipation. : The best way for us to know if this sensation is related to constipation would be to see if it goes away after you have a bowel movement. If you have a movement today and the pressure dissipates, then it could just have been the bowel movement waiting to happen. If it does not dissipate, or if it worsens in the absence of a bowel movement in a day or two, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Constipation and occasional pressure in lower left abdomen for 9 days. Comes & goes. Switched BC last week. Related? No pain. Should I see gyno? PCP?

Constipation and occasional pressure in lower left abdomen for 9 days. Comes & goes. Switched BC last week. Related? No pain. Should I see gyno? PCP?

Constipation: Left lower abdominal pain is commonly caused by constipation. Since you are currently constipated then start there. Use over the counter Miralax (polyethylene glycol) to help you have bowel movements. If this does not relieve the pain then consider seeing a doctor to begin the work up of pelvic pain. ...Read more

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I have pressure in lower left abdomen. Not painful, more like bubbles or slight pressure. Occurs after eating. Recent constipation, 2nd week cycle. ?

I have pressure in lower left abdomen. Not painful, more like bubbles or slight pressure. Occurs after eating. Recent constipation, 2nd week cycle. ?

I think it's related: in general, to your constipation. This implies some sluggishness in the colon and that can feel like a little pressure which would, typically, be felt in the lower left abdomen. Eating triggers the gastrocolic reflex...contraction of smooth muscle in the large bowel/colon. Work on constipation: lots of water, more fiber, more exercise. It should improve... ...Read more

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Am I experiencing constipation or pelvic pain? Pressure in lower left abdomen, not painful nor to touch. Switched BC pill and constipated post travel.

Constipation: Constipation is one common cause of pelvic pain. Try and over the counter stool softener or Miralax (polyethylene glycol) to help you have a bowel movement. If your pain continues after defecating then considering seeing a doctor for an evaluation for other causes of pelvic pain ...Read more

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How do I know if it's just a digestive issue, or something more serious? For the last few days, i've felt small amounts of pressure in my lower left abdomen, just every once in a while throughout the day. It's not severe-feels a lot like i'm being poked

How do I know if it's just a digestive issue, or something more serious? For the last few days, i've felt small amounts of pressure in my lower left abdomen, just every once in a while throughout the day.  It's not severe-feels a lot like i'm being poked

Hello. : Hello. I can't diagnose the source of your symptoms. However, if you have sticky, malodorous, black stools that could be due to gastrointestinal bleeding (melena) however, since you have made significant changes to your diet with increased vegetables and water, this may be detoxifing your colon. The increase in fiber and water, can help to remove plaque in the colon. This can be accompanied by passing gas or feeling gas pressure. Bowel movements may be more frequent and softer. If this is the case, it doesn't mean that you are ill, it would be how detoxification of the gut is effecting you. Keep up your healthy lifestyle changes. ...Read more

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Pressure in my lower left abdomen and frequent peeing. What does this indicate?

Pressure in my lower left abdomen and frequent peeing. What does this indicate?

Infection or...: Urinary tract infection can cause discomfort and pressure. It can also cause more urgency to void. Another common cause is that you are not emptying your bladder completely due to structural problems so you feel full more often and have more frequent urination. Drinking more also increases urine output, causing more frequent peeing. ...Read more