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What does pain in my lower left abdomen mean?

What does pain in my lower left abdomen mean?

Muscular/visceral: Visceral pain due to constipation/referred pain from organs in that area/kidney stone pain/diverticular. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a baby boy has a small mass on his lower left abdomen?

What does it mean when a baby boy has a small mass on his lower left abdomen?

Need more info: This is impossible to answer without doing an exam on this patient. If there is a visible mass on the outside of the abdomen it would be different than a palpable mass inside the abdomen. In either case, more tests may be needed to determine the diagnosis. A good pediatrician should evaluate/examine the baby as a first step, then could determine what other testing or imaging might be needed. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I have random severe pain in my lower left abdomen? It's been going on for 3 months now.

Seek help: Since your symptoms have been present for several months now, it is unlikely to be a simple thing such as an infection/gastroenteritis etc. The causes of lower abdominal pain are too many. You need to have further workup, especially if also having any of the following: diarrhea, vomiting, weight loss, fevers, blood in stools. Please see your primary care doctor or a GI specialist. ...Read more

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So what does it mean for a male if the lower left abdomen has a dull ache to it?

So what does it mean for a male if the lower left abdomen has a dull ache to it?

See below: In a 15 y/o male, consideration is given to constipation and hernia. There is a long list of possibilities. Referred pain is another. To be more technical, the causes can be categorized as organic or functional. A doctor would need to evaluate this if the problem persists or if there are other assoicated concerning signs. ...Read more

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Try to concv, pain in lower left abdomen every month also backaches start after 1 do. Is that mean pregnant or any other. Please help?

No: You might have something physical going on like ovarian cysts or fibroids. Or it is possible you have endometriosis causing you the pain. If it persist after 3-4 more months you should have an evaluation for the pain and for infertility. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I'm getting some pain in lower left abdomen? (maybe where left ovary is.) Not period cramps. Not digestive problems.

Mittelschmerz: This sudden onset of intense RLQ or LLQ pain occurs about halfway through the menstrual cycle, typically on days 12 to 16. The pain is generally attributed to local irritation caused by the release of blood, follicular fluid, and prostaglandins, as well as increased fallopian tube peristalsis during ovulation. ...Read more

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What could be wrong with you if you have off and on pain in your lower left abdomen? I haven't had any pain all day it just happend suddenly and it's a really sharp pain it feels okay when I'm just sitting still but when I move around it hurts really bad.

Hello.: Hello. I can't diagnose your problem. This is in the area of the decending colon leading into the rectum. Diseases which cause inflammation of the large intestine can cause pain but are often associated with bowel changes. Significant constipation / obstipation can also cause pain in that area. If it continues, your doctor can evaluate for etiology. ...Read more

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What can cause your lower left abdomen to have a moving and piching feeling?

What can cause your lower left abdomen to have a moving and piching feeling?

Colonic movement: My best guess would be that it is your descending colon either digesting food or in spasm. Sometimes these symptoms can occur with Irritable Bowel Syndrome.It could also be gas moving around in there as well. You could try a gas medication like simethicone which you can purchase over the counter to see if this alleviates the symptoms at all. If not and it is bothersome, see your doc. ...Read more

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Can you pull a muscle in your lower left abdomen? To the immediate right if the left hip?

Yes: There are large muscles in the abdominal wall, so there is certainly a chance of injuring the muscle by heavy lifting or other strains to the abdomen. However, abdominal pain should be evaluated by a physician to make sure it is not due to a problem with the internal organs or due to a hernia. ...Read more

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Searing type pain in lower left abdomen?

Searing type pain in lower left abdomen?

See a physician: You should see a physician. This could be a serious medical condition. ...Read more

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What causes women pain in lower left abdomen?

What causes women pain in lower left abdomen?

Many possibilities..: Finding out the cause of abdominal pain is like solving a mystery: we collect clues from one's symptoms, history, examination+/- tests. Therefore, a "hands-on" eval is critical. In general, causes of left lower abdominal pain can include irritable bowel, diverticular disease, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, intestinal or gynecologic cancers, urinary tract infections, etc... ...Read more

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What makes female pain in lower left abdomen?

Get it checked: In a woman causes of left lower abdominal pain can include: ovarian cyst, ectopic pregnancy, diverticulitis, endometriosis, hernia, ovulation pain, crohn’s disease, abscess, ulcerative colitis, cancer, renal infection or stone or injury just to mention a few. If pain is chronic get it checked out –especially if associated with change in bowel habitus. Severe abdominal pain warrants er visit. ...Read more

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How come I have pain in my lower left abdomen?

I don't know: Left abd. Pain causes include but is not limited to: ovarian cyst, ectopic pregnancy, diverticulitis, endometriosis, inguinal hernia, ovulation pain, intestinal obstruction, crohn’s disease, abscess, ulcerative colitis, seminal vesicle inflammation, cancer, aortic aneurysm, renal infection or stone, injury, angina, heart attack, pneumonia, enlarged or ruptured spleen, pancreatitis & obstipation. ...Read more

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What causes pain in lower left abdomen female?

What causes pain in lower left abdomen female?

Many causes.: In a woman causes of left lower abdominal pain can include: ovarian cyst, ectopic pregnancy, diverticulitis, endometriosis, hernia, ovulation pain, crohn’s disease, abscess, ulcerative colitis, cancer, renal infection or stone or injury just to mention a few. If pain is chronic get it checked out –especially if associated with change in bowel habitus. Severe abdominal pain warrants er visit. ...Read more

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Why do I have sharp pains in the lower left abdomen?

Why do I have sharp pains in the lower left abdomen?

See your doctor: You should have your doctor evaluate that area in person. He/she may want to do tests and/or x-rays. ...Read more

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What might cause pain in the lower left abdomen in women?

What might cause pain in the lower left abdomen in women?

Many possibilities..: Finding out the cause of abdominal pain is like solving a mystery: we collect clues from one's symptoms, history, examination+/- tests. Therefore, a "hands-on" eval is critical. In general, causes of left lower abdominal pain can include irritable bowel, diverticular disease, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, intestinal or gynecologic cancers, urinary tract infections, etc... ...Read more

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My gf is female with pain in lower left abdomen. What now?

My gf is female with pain in lower left abdomen. What now?

Need 2 C Doctor: Finding out the cause of abdominal pain is like solving a mystery: we collect clues from one's symptoms, history, examination+/- tests. Therefore, a "hands-on" eval is critical. In general, causes of left lower abdominal pain can include irritable bowel, diverticular disease, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, intestinal or gynecologic cancers, urinary tract infections, etc... ...Read more

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What could cause sudden sharp pains in my lower left abdomen?

What could cause sudden sharp pains in my lower left abdomen?

SEVERE PAIN = ER: Causes of left lower abdominal pain can include but are not limited to: ovarian cyst, ectopic pregnancy, diverticulitis, endometriosis, inguinal hernia, ovulation pain, intestinal obstruction, crohn’s disease, abscess, ulcerative colitis, seminal vesicle inflammation, cancer, aortic aneurysm, renal infection or stone or injury. Get chronic pain checked especially if associated with stool changes. ...Read more

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I've been having pain on my lower left abdomen, should I get it checked out?

Yes: If you have recurrent or chronic left lower abdominal pain - this warrants medical evaluation. Changes in bowel habitus also are reasons for assessment. If you develop severe abdominal pain - that should be evaluated asap. ...Read more

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This morning upto the evening, my lower left abdomen is hurting. On and of. Not sure why. Do I have to see a dr?

This morning upto the evening, my lower left abdomen is hurting. On and of. Not sure why. Do I have to see a dr?

Yes you should: Pain lasting this long concerns me. Pain can be a symptom of infection, inflammation, obstruction, swelling. Something abnormal is happening which needs to be evaluated soon. ...Read more

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I've had pain in my lower left abdomen since last night. It's not severe but it's noticeable. Should I be concerned?

I've had pain in my lower left abdomen since last night. It's not severe but it's noticeable. Should I be concerned?

Left Side Pain: When was the last time you had a bowel movement? Constipation is the most common cause of left sided pain. Having a good BM may help. Also muscle strain can cause left sided pain. If you have not noticed blood in your urine, a less common cause is kidney stones. If you have not had any trauma to that side of your abdomen, spleen injury is also less likely. Rest fluids and Advil (ibuprofen) may help. ...Read more

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I've been having occasional pain in my lower left abdomen and then it shoots up into my back. What could be causing this.

Radiating pain: Retroperitoneal structures like the ureter can cause both abdominal and back pain. Therefore this could be a kidney stone passing down the ureter. Ovarian cyst is another possibility you need to see your primary care physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Hello, I have been a light pain on lower left abdomen and a pain when I lift my left upper or when getting on my car or getting out.

Hello, I have been a light pain on lower left abdomen and a pain when I lift my left upper or when getting on my car or getting out.

? muscular or bowel: The discomfort may be muscular especially if only motion affects it. However, if there is steady ache, bowel symptoms, marked tenderness to touch, or fever, inflammation of the colon (diverticulitis) would be a consideration. Have your physician examine you if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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Sharp pains in lower left abdomen, when picking someing up the pain moves to both sides. The worst Lasted 3 days but small nagging pain still there.

Constipation?: Have your bowels moved? If not this could be causing some cramps pain. Try a mild laxative. If pain does not improve or worsens, see a doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hello, I have pain in my lower left abdomen for over a year. It comes and goes (3h pain) It had disappeared for over 3 months, but it is back now.

Hello, I have pain in my lower left abdomen for over a year. It comes and goes (3h pain) It had disappeared for over 3 months, but it is back now.

Diverticulitis?: Diverticula are small pouches that often develop in the colon. These diverticula can perforate (rupture) due to to increased pressure in the colon (such as constipation)or due to impacted particles of food. This will cause a small abscess adjacent to the colon (diverticulitis). Usually seen as people age, *but the incidence in young people is increasing. See your Dr. And>http://bit. Ly/1JPmmsi ...Read more