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I am having sharp severe pain on my left side of my lower abdomen.

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I am having sharp severe pain on my left side of my lower abdomen. It came on all of a sudden, and it's so intense that I can't stand up straight, any ideas what could cause this type of pain?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 4 years ago.
Hello, and I am pleased to help, use of my answers are for educational purposes only.
When was the last time you had a bowel movement?
Any pain with urination?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
No pain with urination. Had movement about an hour ago, after pain started.
Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 4 years ago.
So how long have you had this pain?
Any bleeding?
When is your period due?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Pain started about 1230 my time which is central, so going on 2hrs. It came on very fast, like I had been kicked in the stomach. There was some blood in the stools but that is not always unusual. My period ended Monday.
Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 4 years ago.
On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the worst pain ever - how do you feel now?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
its right up there, i'd say at least a 8-9. it's very strong sharp pain. I'm doubled over, if that tells you anything.
Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 4 years ago.
This could be a few things - you could have a lesion in your bowels, this could be a diverticulitis, this could be an ovarian Cyst (or an ovarian Torsion which is an Emergency), this could be a stone in your urinary tract - so with pain this severe - I would very much recommend going to the ER now - because if this is torsion of the ovary (twisting of the ovary) then you only have a 4 hours window to save this ovary.
I hope this helps, please click on ACCEPT, thank you
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Ok how does the ovary become twisted? Is that something that can happened all of a sudden?
Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 4 years ago.
By having a large cyst and then it twists.
I hope this helps, please click on ACCEPT, thank you
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Relist: Answer quality.
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 4 years ago.
Hello
I see your relist
AS has been stated there are a number of possibilities.
colon problem
ovary problem

colon problems can range from diverticulosis to polyp, obstruction, etc.

Ovarian torsion is an emergency as stated.

Tumor could cause pain if it interfered with blood supply.

Strangulated hernia if it is low enough....

So there is more than one serious possibility here
I have to agree, get an assessment now.

Let me know if you have further questions, details or need clarification, just use reply.......

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DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 63985
Experience: Internal Medicine--practice all of internal medicine, all ages, family, health, prevention, complementary medicine, etc.
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