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What Does Lower Left Abdominal Pain Mean
CT Scan benefit outweigh the risk? I'm 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
Ct says bulky uterus and ovaries. What does that mean. Ct was for upper left abdominal pain. No lower pain.
CT: These results are non specific and should be reviewed with the radiologist ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Many possibilities: Many different problems can cause left lower abdominal pain, some minor (irritable bowel), some serious (diverticulitis, kidney stones, colon cancer). In order to get to the bottom of this, a complete history must be taken, followed by a careful physical exam, lab tests, and other tests which may include x-rays and/or endoscopy. Please make an appointment to see your primary care doctor. ...Read more
I have lower left abdominal pain that comes and goes has been happening for over three days. The pain is sharp and goes on for about an hour.?
I have lower left abdominal pain that comes and goes has been happening for over three days. It is sharp and achy and stays for about an hour.?
Many possibilities: Options would b menstrual related pain, colon related (diverticulitis - unlikely as ur pain comes and goes), ibs, constipation, hernia etc. U need to c ur medical doc for s complete history and exam. If u have fever/chills u need to call them asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For the past two weeks I have had lower left abdominal pain, twisting sharp waves and now I'm feeling the pain on right side and lower left back?
Left lower abdominal:
This could be one of several processes,
Gynecologic: : ovarian cyst or torsion
Gastrointestinal: diverticulitis or Irritable bowel syndrome.
First step is see your gynecologists, if evaluation is negative than the next test you should have is an abdominal and pelvic CT scan.
You can make a virtual visit with me for further assistance.
Sincerely Dr. Aronchick ...Read more
I have been having very intense lower left abdominal pain it begins shortly after I get up in the morning and usually last for several hours it gets b?
See U PCP for eval: Evaluation and work up.Get a more detailed answer ›
Constant lower left abdominal pain...What could it be? I have had dull lower left abdominal pain for the past few weeks, and haven't thought anything of it. Lately, it's becoming more painful and happening more frequently (i have had the pain nonstop for
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