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I have low abdomen pain only on left side. Had a complete

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I have low abdomen pain only on left side. Had a complete hysterectomy 30 years ago.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Andrew Seibert replied 11 months ago.

Hi Peggy. How may I help?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Tell me what this pain could be.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
You there?
Expert:  Andrew Seibert replied 11 months ago.

Can you describe it to me? What brings it on, or makes it better or worse? Any other symptoms? Any other medical problems besides the hysterectomy?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
The pain is severely sharp then a sharp constant pain. Just started about 1 hour ago and no other medical issues.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Never had this happen before and its not gas related.
Expert:  Andrew Seibert replied 11 months ago.

Any urinary or stool symptoms/? Any fevers or chills

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
No nothing been just fine til this afternoon
Expert:  Andrew Seibert replied 11 months ago.

On a scale of 1 to 10, how severe is it?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
10 off & on then a dull 7
Expert:  Andrew Seibert replied 11 months ago.

That's pretty severe. There are a lot of things which can cause pain in a middleaged woman in that area. The bladder, kidneys, and bowels are in that region. In addition, you could have scar tissue there... To sort this out, you need to be seen urgently. You will likely need...

Expert:  Andrew Seibert replied 11 months ago.

Lab tests and a urine sample at the minimum. Depending on those results, you may need xrays or a CT scan. Do you...

Expert:  Andrew Seibert replied 11 months ago.

Do you have a local emergency room or urgent care center you can get to promptly/?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
but I hate those places and have a tendency to avoid them. I'll figure it out but thanks for your time.
Expert:  Andrew Seibert replied 11 months ago.

If your pain is that severe, I would not wait long to get it evaluated. Pain is always a sign of an underlying problem. Do you have other questions?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
No thanks
Expert:  Andrew Seibert replied 11 months ago.

OK, let me know if I can be of further help.