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

CT Scan benefit outweigh the risk? I'm 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

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Help! I just have sudden and sharp lower left abdominal pain?

Help! I just have sudden and sharp lower left abdominal pain?

Time to get help...: Abdominal pain is never normal, ; significant pain even less so. Lots of things cause llq (left lower quadrant) abdominal pain--see earlier healthtap answers. When pain is severe as you report, don't delay in seeking evaluation ; getting treated. ...Read more

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Woke up with sharp lower left abdominal pain, please suggest any remedies?

Woke up with sharp lower left abdominal pain, please suggest any remedies?

Could be: Several things, but acute diverticulitis, kidney stone, constipation are the most common. Best to see your doctor today! Perforated diverticulitis is a whole bag of extra problems that you would do best to avoid. ...Read more

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Lower left abdominal pain in women during sex. Am I too big?

Lower left abdominal pain in women during sex. Am I too big?

Can you reframe ques: Lower abdominal pain during sex for whom, and I don't know what you mean if you are too big. Are you a man named nursei6 or a waman who thinks is too big can not answer without knowing more details and what do you mean by big. ...Read more

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Burning lower abdominal pain that doesn't dissipate after I go, along with sharp lower left abdominal pain that comes and goes, possibly crohn's?

Possibly: You should definitely consult your primary care physician. Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are definitely on the list, however there are are conditions that could do this as well. Based on lab tests, stool tests, a physical exam, and possibly some imaging, your doctors will decide whether you need a colonoscopy, which is a more definitive test for chronic inflammation in the bowel. ...Read more

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Sudden onset mod. Sharp lower left abdominal pain. Hurts w/ moving, coughing, pressure. Been sick so coughing a lot. Just pulled something or more?

Sudden onset mod. Sharp lower left abdominal pain. Hurts w/ moving, coughing, pressure. Been sick so coughing a lot. Just pulled something or more?

You may have: A HERNIA (a common result of heavy coughing in males!) Get it checked out as soon as practicable. PCP (Primary Care Provider), Walk In Unit! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Sudden sharp lower left abdominal pain pain started today but some blood when wiping after urinating & diarrhea that maybe had blood in it x3 days?

Sudden sharp lower left abdominal pain pain started today but some blood when wiping after urinating & diarrhea that maybe had blood in it x3 days?

Consultation advised: Would like to help Kaeley but this Q & A box isn't designed for diagnosis as it only allows for a very limited description of the problem. It would be unwise to give specific advice based on only one sentence of information. If you are concerned please see your physician or have an online consultation here at Health Tap. A video or voice only consultation is best for your complaint. Best wishes ...Read more

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I have sharp lower left abdominal pain, feeling nauseous, cannot keep food down, throwing up, pain in the mouth of the stomach, numbing of arm and blood pressure. Whatshould I do?

I have sharp lower left abdominal pain, feeling nauseous, cannot keep food down, throwing up, pain in the mouth of the stomach, numbing of arm and blood pressure. Whatshould I do?

Seek medical: Attention asap. Severe vomiting can cause metabolic complications like alkalosis associated with dehydration and possibly confusion, muscle twitching and tingling and numbness. Clinical picture could be acute diverticulitis and/or gastritis/stomach ulcers. Call a friend to take you to a doctor, if alone, call an ambulance asap ...Read more

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I have lower left abdominal pain that comes and goes has been happening for over three days. The pain is sharp and goes on for about an hour.?

Ovarian: A very likely possibility is your ovary...If you're 5-15 days past your last period, ovulation can cause pain, or a lingering ovarian cyst. This is just one possibility though so go get it checked out promptly if it gets worse or doesn't go away! ...Read more

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I have lower left abdominal pain that comes and goes has been happening for over three days. It is sharp and achy and stays for about an hour.?

I have lower left abdominal pain that comes and goes has been happening for over three days. It is sharp and achy and stays for about an hour.?

Many possibilities: Options would b menstrual related pain, colon related (diverticulitis - unlikely as ur pain comes and goes), ibs, constipation, hernia etc. U need to c ur medical doc for s complete history and exam. If u have fever/chills u need to call them asap. ...Read more

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For the past two weeks I have had lower left abdominal pain, twisting sharp waves and now I'm feeling the pain on right side and lower left back?

For the past two weeks I have had lower left abdominal pain, twisting sharp waves and now I'm feeling the pain on right side and lower left back?

Left lower abdominal: This could be one of several processes, Gynecologic: : ovarian cyst or torsion Gastrointestinal: diverticulitis or Irritable bowel syndrome. First step is see your gynecologists, if evaluation is negative than the next test you should have is an abdominal and pelvic CT scan. You can make a virtual visit with me for further assistance. Sincerely Dr. Aronchick ...Read more

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I'm a 26 year old female, I have lower left abdominal pain, it gets worse when I'm sitting and I lean forward, I've had a hysterectomy. Any idea?

I'm a 26 year old female, I have lower left abdominal pain, it gets worse when I'm sitting and I lean forward, I've had a hysterectomy. Any idea?

Get it checked out: Only an exam could diagnose the problem. There are lots of structures there. Please see a doctor tomorrow. Be well. ...Read more

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Lower left abdominal pain. Sharp, piercing, stab like pain, feels like a knot. Injured it during wrestling practice, has been 18months, still hasn't heal?

Might not be related: Kidney or ureter stone is a very big possiblity. Have your doctor chec your urine and the proper testing may be ct. ...Read more

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Lower left abdominal pain when walking. Doesn't seem to be as bad when sitting. It is a sharp, stabbing pain and pressure in this area?

Lower left abdominal pain when walking. Doesn't seem to be as bad when sitting. It is a sharp, stabbing pain and pressure in this area?

See a physician: Your symptoms don't readily suggest a specific cause for your pain but they do indicate you need to see a physician as soon as possible. I wouldn't spend too much time on the internet trying to self diagnose at this point...an experienced physician should be able to diagnose the problem. ...Read more

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Sharp pain felt in middle of chest (toward right) when cracking back & lower left abdominal pain/pressure under rib cage. Had since last night. Cause?

Sharp pain felt in middle of chest (toward right) when cracking back & lower left abdominal pain/pressure under rib cage. Had since last night. Cause?

Chest/abd pain: Could be reflux, elevate head of bed, consider ranitidine one a day or previcid or both or may be gas or just nerve irritation. Or could you have herniated a disc when cracking back? . Do you have pain with deep breath? On BCP or smoke? Then may be clots and go to urgent care /ER check d-dimer. Due to concern of clot, herniation and limited info f/u with doc urgent care today. ...Read more

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Lower left abdominal pain?

Lower left abdominal pain?

More info?: Is it sharp or achy? Is it every time or only sometimes? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? Has anyone done any studies? Need a bit more info? Any nausea? Fevers? ...Read more

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Lower left abdominal pain, what to do?

Lower left abdominal pain, what to do?

Could be: Constipation or diverticular disease. If you have a fever and pain and are not constipated, go to your doctor today or er. Acute complicated diverticulitis can be a medical emergency. Don't wait to see if it's getting better. ...Read more

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