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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

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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


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Lower left abdominal pain?

Lower left abdominal pain?

More info?: Is it sharp or achy? Is it every time or only sometimes? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery ? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? Has anyone done any studies? Need a bit more info? Any nausea? Fevers? ...Read more

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Lower left abdominal pain, what to do?

Lower left abdominal pain, what to do?

Could be: Constipation or diverticular disease. If you have a fever and pain and are not constipated, go to your doctor today or er. Acute complicated diverticulitis can be a medical emergency. Don't wait to see if it's getting better. ...Read more

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What is causing my lower left abdominal pain?

What is causing my lower left abdominal pain?

Top answers below: Left lower abdominal pain can be constipation, diverticulitis, hernia, ovarian cyst, kidney stone, and sometimes referred pain from appendicitis (rare). Importantly you may need to see your doctor to see what the pain is like and what made it occur. If you notice what made it better or worse. ...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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I am having lower left abdominal pain what could it be?

I am having lower left abdominal pain what could it be?

Wide differential: In a young woman this could be pain from ovulation , an ovarian cyst, constipation, excess gas. Less likely diverticulitis Which is seen with fever and typically in middle age patients or older with diverticulosis. The nature of your pain also depends on the time frame, precipitated, alleviating factors, and associated symptoms. See your doctor if this is a chronic issue. If you have a fever call ...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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Help! i just have sudden and sharp lower left abdominal pain?

Time to get help...: Abdominal pain is never normal, ; significant pain even less so. Lots of things cause llq (left lower quadrant) abdominal pain--see earlier healthtap answers. When pain is severe as you report, don't delay in seeking evaluation ; getting treated. ...Read more

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Lower left abdominal pain radiating to the back, what is there?

Lower left abdominal pain radiating to the back, what is there?

Many body parts...: The left lower abdomen has muscles of the abdominal wall (and the nerves coming out of the spinal cord, going to the muscles), part of the large intestine (colon), the ureter from the left kidney to the bladder, part of the small intestine, the left ovary (lower down), etc... Pain can come from a variety of problems, so anything other than mild brief pain should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more