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

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

Belly Pain (Definition)

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


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What could cause lower left abdominal pain that radiates to groin and leg?

What could cause lower left abdominal pain that radiates to groin and leg?

?Hernia ?Back Disc: Sometimes small hernias in the groin will push on nerves very early, before you can feel a lump, and cause the kind of pain that you're describing. Another possibility is a herniated disc in your back, pressing on the nerves to go to these areas. You need to see a physician to sort this out, may need x-rays, and perhaps even a referral to a specialist. Good luck and get well soon! ...Read more

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What causes severe lower left abdominal pain?

What  causes severe lower left abdominal pain?

Stone/diverticulitis: Here is the list - diverticulitis, kidney stone, hernia, constipation, gas, bladder infection, inflammatory bowel disease, and more... See your physician - they'll get things figured out. ...Read more

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My question is what causes lower left abdominal pain?

My question is what causes lower left abdominal pain?

Depends: May be many things, you don't state your sex, but everything from constipation, kidney stone, ovarian if female, diverticular disease of the sigmoid colon, inflammatory bowel disease, hernia, infection or tumor. More detailed history and an examination would be needed to give a more specific answer. ...Read more

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What are the causes of severe lower left abdominal pain?

What are the causes of severe lower left abdominal pain?

Colon? kidney? gyne?: Diverticulitis commonly causes sharp left lower abdominal pain, inflammatory colitises can cause symptoms. Obstruction. Constipation. Kidney issues. Herniae? Ovarian cysts? You should see a doctor if it has lasted longer than a few days or if it is severe and limiting your daily activities.. There are other causes as well and you may require a ct scan or colonoscopy to help sort them out. ...Read more

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I've been cramping for weeks and have lower left abdominal pain that also occurred on the right, what can be the cause?

I've been cramping for weeks and have lower left abdominal pain that also occurred on the right, what can be the cause?

Many things...: Possibilities include pregnancy, tubal problems, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, infections, colon issues, diverticulitis, tumors, etc, muscle strains, herniae... You should see your gynecologist who will do a thorough exam, take a good history and maybe order some studies. ...Read more

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What could cause bloating, nausea, dizziness, lower left abdominal pain?

What could cause bloating, nausea, dizziness, lower left abdominal pain?

Could be: Simple constipation, diverticular disease, or tumor or inflammatory bowel disease, left ureteral/kidney stone or if female ovarian pathology. Please see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have recurring lower left abdominal pain...mild to sometimes severe. Missed and very irregular periods. What can be the cause of the pain?

I have recurring lower left abdominal pain...mild to sometimes severe. Missed and very irregular periods. What can be the cause of the pain?

Many possible causes: There are many possible causes. Please see a Dr. for an exam and, if needed, testing. This will help find the answer. Once you know the diagnosis, the Dr. can help with treatment. ...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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Abdominal Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the ...Read more