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CT Scan benefit outweigh the risk? Im 23 with 3 CT scans already. Doctors concerned about chronic upper left abdomen pain radiating to back.

CT Scan benefit outweigh the risk? Im 23 with 3 CT scans already. Doctors concerned about chronic upper left abdomen pain radiating to back.

Depends: It depends on what your dr is concerned about. CT scans do provide significant radiation exposure. Some causes of left upper abdominal pain can e assessed by ultrasound or endoscopy, depending on your other symptoms and risks. If however, your doctor can provide good reason why CT scan is necessary, then it is probably worth doing. You can always seek a second opinion. ...Read more

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Abdominal Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the ...Read more


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I'm 22 years old and I have sharp lower left abdomen pain that shoots down my left leg. What could be the reason for this.

I'm 22 years old and I have sharp lower left abdomen pain that shoots down my left leg. What could be the reason for this.

Go to see doctors...: Collect and record the feature and degree of your symptoms with their detailed sequence of events, with attention to if physically related or not, and bring those to see doctor who will usually be able to sort out what is going on in you and advise you what to do after reviewing what you bring, history, physicals, ... But, reasonable to think of pinching nerve? Intra-pelvic adhesion? Or ... Best. ...Read more

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My husband is 28 and he is suffering from sharp pain in lower left abdomen pain.The pain is non continous.Does alcohol intake effects it?

My husband is 28 and he is suffering from  sharp pain in lower left abdomen pain.The pain is non continous.Does alcohol intake effects it?

See a doctor!!!: I cannot answer whether alcohol intake effects it.... Only your husband can. This could be appendicitis or a hundred other things. Your husband needs to be seen by a physician for a full history, physical examination and potentially x-rays and blood tests. Don't waste time typing - see your doctor. ...Read more

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Lower left abdomen pain, feel sometimes like little sharp pain. Bloatedness. Help please. Thanks!

Lower left abdomen pain, feel sometimes like little sharp pain. Bloatedness. Help please. Thanks!

Many causes: Left lower abdominal pain in a woman can be from ovarian cyst, urinary tract infection, pregnancy, tubal pregnancy and many other causes. It's best you try to see a doctor as it's very hard to narrow down in this limited space. ...Read more

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I am having lower left abdomen pain. It's a sharp pain like a pulled muscle. It hurts when i cough, walk, and twist (more when i twist to the left).

Abdominal pain: The sharp nature of your pain and the fact that is worse with movement does sound like a pulled muscle. If you're having persistent symptoms however i would recommend that you see your doctor for a complete history and physical examination. ...Read more

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Why might there be lower left abdomen pain in women?

Why might there be lower left abdomen pain in women?

Many causes: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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I have had lower left abdomen pain and gas and bloating. ?

I have had lower left abdomen pain and gas and bloating. ?

See your doctor: this is not specific enough to hazard an answer.. an clinical exam by your doctor will be importnat ...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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I've had lower left abdomen pain since july radiating to my back and down my tailbone and leg. What should I do?

I've had lower left abdomen pain since july radiating to my back and down my tailbone and leg. What should I do?

See your Doc.: Sounds like you have a lesion, like a disc pinching a nerve in your back, causing pain in your back & down the leg. You should see a spine doc who should be able to DX your problem and hopefully offer treatment for you. ...Read more