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What to do if I have slight pain in my left lower abdomen, its only when I press on it or strain it. is that appendicitis?

What to do if I have slight pain in my left lower abdomen, its only when I press on it or strain it. is that appendicitis?

Wrong side : Though the appendix can rarely be on the left this is not likely. The only thing over there with constant position is the left colon. There are many reasons it can hurt, most of which are not terribly serious but you need to know. Have your doctor order an abdominal ct scan, a colonoscopy or both. ...Read more

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Pinching pain feels close to surface upper left abdomen x 2days. gurgling. Stool normal. Feels worse with movement or straining. Appetite normal. 27/F?

Pinching pain feels close to surface upper left abdomen x 2days. gurgling. Stool normal. Feels worse with movement or straining. Appetite normal. 27/F?

Left upper quadrant: That area houses spleen, stomach, pancreas, small intestine, end of transverse colon & beginning of descending colon. Pain could be "referred"/unrelated to GI tract or due to abdominal wall muscle since worse w/ movement & Valsalva. There's also well-known link between HT, celiac disease & leaky gut, so consider visit to gastroenterologist for thorough work-up. ER: fever/BM w/blood/no gas passing. ...Read more

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Awoke 4am by pain left abdomen @hip bone v. Sharp when touched;like muscle strain when untouched. Constipatd. Had it 2x before over afew yrs. Sudden onset, days to resolve. Saw doc prior: no action/dx?

Hip pain: sharp abdominal pain is separate from hip bone pain. The later is associated with ligamentous problems and can be defined by pressure over the point representing area of possible inflammation. Abdominal pain can be gas pain or diverticular disease. If point tenderness located over hip region this can be relieved with xylocaine + kenalog (triamcinolone) injection. ...Read more

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I have a pain in my left lower abdomen, if feels like i strained a muscle. Is it an infection?

I have a pain in my left lower abdomen, if feels like i strained a muscle. Is it an infection?

Do not know.: If you are worried then be seen and have it looked at. Infection if often red and inflamed and very tender to touch. A strained muscle will be sore and may cause some discomfort on moving. Infection may also have swollen lymph nodes in the area as well as fever. ...Read more

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While running 6 miles strained left lower abdomen area took predisone 10 mg bid for 10 days. How long for it to heal? I waited 4 days to start back w

While running 6 miles strained left lower abdomen area took predisone 10 mg bid for 10 days. How long for it to heal?  I waited 4 days to start back w

Strain: There isn't a set time for an abdominal strain to heal. It depends on how bad it is. You need to try exercises that don't cause discomfort until it stops hurting. Then gradually get back to running with a slow build up back to where you were prior to the injury. ...Read more

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I am a 35 year old woman having a left abdominal pain originating from hip area and running to my back feels like a strained a muscle?

I am a 35 year old woman  having a left abdominal pain originating from hip area and running to my back feels like a strained a muscle?

Probably is : Go easy on the alcohol, sometimes associated with pancreatitis, which can cause pain in the left back. If it is a strained muscle there should be a history of starting of the pain after exercise or exertion. If this persists see your doctor. ...Read more

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I strained to have bowel movement and it hurt severely in abdomen and pain is also in left leg two days later?

I strained to have bowel movement and it hurt severely in abdomen and pain is also in left leg two days later?

Abdominal pain: You should see your pcp and or a GI md for workup of GI symptoms and even possibly have an exam or imaging of the lower extremity. ...Read more

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I have unusual abdominal strain after working out. Should I be concerned?

I have unusual abdominal strain after working out. Should I be concerned?

Depends: Sometimes strains in you abdominal muscle groups are just a result of using them in different activities (ab crunches, sit-ups etc.) or other types of physical fitness where you are engaging your core muscle groups. It is important that if you do work your abs that you also do workouts to build up your back muscles. Remember in fitness and life BALANCE IS KEY! ...Read more

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My husband is having pain in his penis and abdomen when he strains to get up from a sitting position. What could be the problem?

Needs bladder check: He should see a urologist for urinalysis and also check his bladder to be sure it is emptying. But symptoms like he is describing could also be muscular in nature too ...Read more