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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?
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Doctor: Dr. Owen, Board Certified Physician replied 5 years ago
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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?
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Customer reply replied 5 years ago
No pain with urination. Had movement about an hour ago, after pain started.
Doctor: Dr. Owen, Board Certified Physician replied 5 years ago
how long have you had this pain?
Any bleeding?
When is your period due?
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Customer reply replied 5 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.
Doctor: Dr. Owen, Board Certified Physician replied 5 years ago
On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the worst pain ever - how do you feel now?
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Customer reply replied 5 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.
Doctor: Dr. Owen, Board Certified Physician replied 5 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
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Customer reply replied 5 years ago
Ok how does the ovary become twisted? Is that something that can happened all of a sudden?
Doctor: Dr. Owen, Board Certified Physician replied 5 years ago
By having a large cyst and then it twists.
I hope this helps, please click on ACCEPT, thank you
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Customer reply replied 5 years ago
Relist: Answer quality.
Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 5 years ago
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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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