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Having lower left side pain what could it be?

By April 24, 2012 - 3:49pm
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Thanks for all your help.

April 26, 2012 - 5:42pm

Hello Anonymous,
Thank you for providing more information.
A transvaginal ultrasound is used to look at the uterus, ovaries, cervix and vagina. It is a noninvasive procedure. No camera is inserted to examine the ovaries.

To rule out a bowel problem, you will need to have a colonoscopy. A colonoscopy allows the doctor to examine your large intestine and the rectum. A special instrument called a colonoscope is used.
The colonoscope has a small camera attached to a flexible tube that can reach and examine the entire length of the colon.

Large ovarian cysts can press on the bowel and cause changes in bowel habits. The presence of an ovarian cyst can be seen on a transvaginal ultrasound.


April 26, 2012 - 5:15pm
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I am 50 I went to the gynecologist and she thought it was ovaries and did an exam and didn't feel anything then wants me to get an trans ultrasound. The only symtpom I have is the lower left pain and some conspitaion. I go but very little I dont have to strain to go. I was wondering if an ultrasound on your belly would work as well as the one where they insert the camera to see your ovaries? Could you let me know if they would be almost the same giving the same results ?. Thanks for all your help on this matter I appreicate it.

April 26, 2012 - 11:52am

Hello Anonymous,
Thank you for providing more information. I cannot make a diagnosis but can direct you.
How old are you?
Your problem can be either a bowel problem or a gynecological problem, such as a ruptured ovarian cyst. Have you discussed the symptoms with your internist?

I think you need to be evaluated either by a gastroenterologist for a bowel problem or a gynecologist for a gynecological problem. Your internist can evaluate your symptoms and refer you to the correct specialist.


April 25, 2012 - 5:56pm

Hello Rose721,

With such limited information, it is impossible for me to tell you what is going on.

When did the pain begin? Did it come on suddenly? Is it constant or does it come and go?

Is the pain in your lower left abdomen? Does the pain radiate or spread to your back?

Lower left abdominal pain can indicate bowel problems, such as diverticulitis, constipation, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, or strain of a muscle in the lower abdomen.

If the pain is constant, please consult your physician.


April 24, 2012 - 4:59pm
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Thanks for relpying the pain came on suddenly and I have had it for months now on and off. Biut the last 2 weeks I have been feeling it all the time but on and off. It is mainly the lower left side not radiating to my back. The only thing is when it comes on when I have a bowel movement it is not as much and it looks like it always does. I go but not as much as I would. When I have the pain and see I am not going as much asI ususally do I take some fiber in my protein shake but it doesn't seem to be working . So no diarrehea, no blood, no nausea, no vomiting. When I go for a walk the pain after awhile goes away. When I am sleeping I don't notice pain. I am wondering if it could be kindey stones, or a bowel problem and it so what tpye of bowel problem could it be? I eat healthy do wheat grass sprouted bread, vegetables, mostly vegetarian etc..,am thin and excerise. Thanks for your help. I look forward to hearing from you.

April 25, 2012 - 4:36am
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