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Sharp pain in left lower abdomen probably ovary. It goes away quickly and comes suddenly. No other symptoms I guess. What is that?

Sharp pain in left lower abdomen probably ovary. It goes away quickly and comes suddenly. No other symptoms I guess. What is that?

Needs assessment : There are many possibilities that could cause pain in your left lower abdomen. It could be related to an ovary (i.e. a cyst), but if it continues or especially if it becomes more frequent or severe, get it checked to make sure it isn't something like your GI tract (i.e. hernia, diverticulitis, colitis), a muscle, genitourinary (i.e. kidney stone, ectopic pregnancy) or lymphatics (i.e. adenitis). ...Read more

Lower Abdomen (Definition)

The lower abdomen is the area below the umbilicus(belly button) from one side of the ...Read more


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32 weeks pregnant - sharp pain in left lower abdomen, even when i lay on my right and the baby moves away from it. It keeps happening & getting worse.

32 weeks pregnant - sharp pain in left lower abdomen, even when i lay on my right and the baby moves away from it. It keeps happening & getting worse.

Get checked : This may simply be round ligament pain or another normal discomfort of pregnancy but late in pregnancy severe pain should be promptly evaluated. Preterm labor must be ruled out by your doctor. ...Read more

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On/off sharp pain,middle left lower abdomen/pelvic area,started after dinner.Better when i straighten up.About 2 days away from period.What can it be?

On/off sharp pain,middle left lower abdomen/pelvic area,started after dinner.Better when i straighten up.About 2 days away from period.What can it be?

Need an exam: A number of conditions can cause pain in the left lower abdomen/pelvic area. Ovarian cysts, ruptured ovarian cysts, PID, diverticulitis and constipation are just some of the possible causes. You need to see a gynecologist for a pelvic exam to determine the cause for your pain. Best wishes. ...Read more

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20yo F, sharp/stabbing pain in left lower abdomen during intercourse occasionally. Same sharp pain when sneezing, coughing, twisting etc for >2yrs?

20yo F, sharp/stabbing pain in left lower abdomen during intercourse occasionally. Same sharp pain when sneezing, coughing, twisting etc for >2yrs?

Consider hernia: Can't diagnose simply from description, but often times hernias (where the bowel pokes through the normal muscle) can occur in the area you described, and can cause the same symptoms. Usually symptoms worsen during physical activity, like straining. Hernias aren't always dangerous, but if it is bothersome, worth getting checked out. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in my left lower abdomen?

Diverticulitis, kidn: The most common cause of gi-related left lowed quadrant pain is acute diverticulitis. This may be also give you fever, and loose stools. Colitis can also do this but will often also have blood in the stool. Other common causes may include kidney stones, pelvic inflammatory disease in women and a number of musculoskeletal complaints like groin pulls. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain on my left lower abdomen. What's happening?

A variety of causes: Left lower quadrant pain in a 17 year old female can be due to a variety of causes, both gynecological, urological or gastrointestinal. If you have no intestinal symptoms, such as diarrhea, nausea or vomiting, it is less likely to be GI. Urological causes can be stones or urinary tract infection. Gynecological causes can be cysts, pregnancy, endometriosis, infection. See your PCP for input. ...Read more

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Had Paragard inserted Mon. Now sharp pain left lower abdomen. Will it stop? Is it normal? Follow up with doc next Fri. May just have it removed.

Had Paragard inserted Mon. Now sharp pain left lower abdomen. Will it stop? Is it normal? Follow up with doc next Fri. May just have it removed.

Yes and yes: Really give it a chance. It's an excellent form of contraception. Of course, if symptoms are not improving, heaving bleeding, foul discharge, etc...; these are all more concerning symptoms and warrant evaluation ASAP. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dear doctor I have an intermittent sharp pain in my left lower abdomen. Could it be due to too much alcohol drinking? If not please advise. ..

Possibly: It could - if it is causing problems with your intestinal system. In men, the lower left abdomen is usually a site of pain caused by intestinal disease, a condition called diverticulitis can cause sharp left lower quadrant pains. Do you have any diarrheal problems, or any black stools or blood in stools? Other causes can be hernias or musculoskeletal causes. ...Read more