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What could be causing the pain and tenderness in my lower left abdomen? I have pain in my lower left abdomen which sometimes causes me to be very bloated. It is tender to the touch, too. It has been persistent for the last here and a half weeks. I does co

What could be causing the pain and tenderness in my lower left abdomen? I have pain in my lower left abdomen which sometimes causes me to be very bloated. It is tender to the touch, too. It has been persistent for the last here and a half weeks. I does co

That: That is a long time to have abdominal pain, so please be evaluated immediately by your doctor. Possibilities include diverticulitis (little loops on the bowel that get infected), constipation, urinary tract infection, ovarian issues (if you are a woman), and other bowel problems. If you have increased pain, fever, or vomiting, then you will have to go to the er. ...Read more

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Why do I have a bloated feeling in my lower left abdomen all the time?

Why do I have a bloated feeling in my lower left abdomen all the time?

Constipation vs tics: Constipation can make you feel bloated, especially on the lower left quadrant. Diverticulitis, which is inflammation & infection of diverticulosis, can also make you bloated but usually associated w/pain & fever. If you're female, sometimes ovarian cysts can make you feel bloated. Best to check in w/your family doc for an evaluation. In meantime, eat lots of fiber, drink lots of water & exercise. ...Read more

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Pressure, bloated, hard feeling on lower left abdomen, tender to touch. Felt when I cough & lean forward. Middle chest pain when cracking back. Cause?

Pressure, bloated, hard feeling on lower left abdomen, tender to touch. Felt when I cough & lean forward. Middle chest pain when cracking back. Cause?

Left lower abdomen: You could have an incarcerated hernia. Hopefully, it is not strangulating from your description. Better have it checked ASAP. You can check about your chest pain then. Doubt it is an item of real severity. Of consideration, have you been coughing a lot lately? H/o of asthma? Brochitis? It can be related to your develop of your hernia. ...Read more

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Feeling pain in my lower left abdomen I'm very bloated all day even when I haven't ate and constipated I've been having constipation problems 2 months now and weird pulsing in stomach?

Feeling pain in my lower left abdomen I'm very bloated all day even when I haven't ate and constipated I've been having constipation problems 2 months now and weird pulsing in stomach?

Constipation: To improve your overall colon health increase the amount of water you drink daily AND increase your daily fiber intake. Easiest to do if you use pills or crackers...
The fiber absorbs the water and takes up space in the stool to soften it.
In the mean time, try fruit juices and over the counter remedies to clean out your colon, which is backed up and causes the symptoms. ...Read more

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Diahreah for 4 days, bloated, sore-feeling lower abdomen, and a little nauseus. What is thy is? Should I be concerened.

Diahreah for 4 days, bloated, sore-feeling lower abdomen, and a little nauseus. What is thy is? Should I be concerened.

Possible infection: You are young and need not be worried. This may reflect a bowel infection rather than diverticulitis or a chronic colitis. Avoid curtains foods with residue and increase your fluid intake vid no better in several more days consult your physician. ...Read more

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Tender lump lower left abdomen?

Tender lump lower left abdomen?

Maybe: An inguinal (groin) hernia. See a doctor for an examination. ...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 have an ache in my lower left abdomen that is kinda tender when I press the area. Any idea what that's connected to?

I have an ache in my lower left abdomen that is kinda tender when I press the area. Any idea what that's connected to?

Pain: Several things. It may go away on its own at age 18. If not are you bowel movements regular. Do you have gas? Are you loosing weight. How is your back? A health care professional should check if problems persist. ...Read more

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Pea size lump lower left abdomen, tender?

Pea size lump lower left abdomen, tender?

Abdominal lump: Small abdominal lump with tenderness folliculitis, abcess are possibilities abdominal wall lipomas are not ususally tender. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a sore left kidney and lower left abdomen?

What to do if I have a sore left kidney and lower left abdomen?

Need more info.: How do you know it is your kidney? What makes the pain worse/better? Any swelling? Any pain with urination? Any change in urine color? Any fever/chills? Your symptoms can represent a number of things, and I would suggest you see a primary care doctor, who will ask these questions and surely some others to help you figure this out. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have a sore left kidney and lower left abdomen?

What do you suggest if I have a sore left kidney and lower left abdomen?

See your doctor.: Please see your doctor for specific advise. The kidney may not be the source of your pain. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Been having pain in lower left abdomen and constanlty bloated have not had my period for 5 months, any ideas on what it might b? please anwser

Been having pain in lower left abdomen and constanlty bloated have not had my period for 5 months, any ideas on what it might b? please anwser

Pregnancy?: The most common cause of missing a period is pregnancy. There are of course many causes, and the best way to sort this out would be to doña home pregnancy test, then see an OB/GYN doctor for a consultation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I've been bloated for 2 weeks, I get pains in my lower left abdomen, my stomach expand more after I eat the weird part I'm always hungry. What's wrong?

I've been bloated for 2 weeks, I get pains in my lower left abdomen, my stomach expand more after I eat the weird part I'm always hungry. What's wrong?

Probiotics: 1- gerd: consider taking otc acid reflux meds x 2 wks, may need to check if have h-pylori infection in stomach
2- constipation: make sure to increase fiber intake and fluid intake in your diet
3- irritable bowels: avoid causative food, supplement with probiotics and eat lots of yogurt, exercise regularily and avoid stressors as possible. ...Read more

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5-6cm Bruise appeared without any trauma on lower left abdomen. Top of bruise is pea size lump under skin, tender to touch. Should I be concerned?

5-6cm Bruise appeared without any trauma on lower left abdomen. Top of bruise is pea size lump under skin, tender to touch. Should I be concerned?

Abd Bruise: This is a large area to just "appear" without any trauma. The pea size lump could be an accumulation of blood/bleeding. Not sure of your age. I would have a Health Care Professional take a look ...Read more

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pain in the lower left abdomen or sometimes middle, bloatedness and when I burp therrs a sour taste in the throat.

Abdominal pain: Sound like you have a combination of constipation and physiologic acid reflux. Suggest optimize bowel movement with high fiber diet and using citrucel daily as a trial. Avoid eating large meals, fatty/spicy foods, onion, garlic, chocolate, caffeinated beverages. If no improvement, seek medical advice from a local physician. ...Read more

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Feel hard small lump in lower left abdomen, tender to touch almost under hip bone. Ct scan normal and have bloating.

Feel hard small lump in lower left abdomen, tender to touch almost under hip bone. Ct scan normal and have bloating.

Change diet: If the CT scan is normal then the lump may not be anything more than a cyst but you should consult your doctor to be sure. For the bloating try dietary changes like eliminating dairy or gluten. ...Read more