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Sharp Lower Left Abdominal Pain In Women
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
Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the stomach region or belly. Almost everyone experiences pain in the abdomen at one time or another. Most of the time, it is not caused by a serious medical problem. There are many organs in the abdomen. Pain in the abdomen can originate from any one of them, including: Organs related to digestion -- the end of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas The aorta -- a large blood vessel that runs straight down the inside of the abdomen The appendix -- an organ in the lower right abdomen that no longer serves much function The kidneys -- two bean-shaped organs that lie deep within the abdominal cavity The spleen -- an organ involved in blood maintenance and infection control However, the pain may start from somewhere else -- like your chest or pelvic area. You may also have a generalized infection, such as the flu or strep throat, that affects many parts of your body. The intensity of the pain does not always reflect the seriousness of the condition causing the pain. Severe abdominal pain can be from mild conditions, such as gas or the cramping of viral gastroenteritis. On the other hand, relatively mild pain or no pain may be present with life-threatening conditions, such as cancer of the ...Read more
I have mild sharp lower left abdominal pain, had sex 24 hours ago, no pain durring. Is this worth an ER trip or wait till tomorrow to see the dr?
Not ER: Mild pain is a reason to see your doctor and not to go to the er. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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. ?
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