Lower Left Abdominal Pain
The lower left abdominal area is a common site of pain, especially among women and elderly people. This area includes structures located to the left of an imaginary line that runs vertically across the level of the belly button, and an imaginary horizontal line below the left lower ribs. The organs and structures that may cause pain in this area include parts of the large intestine, the sigmoid colon and descending colon, parts of the small bowel, the left ovary and the fallopian tube, and the left ureter.
Symptoms of lower left abdominal pain may be experienced as an acute or chronic type of pain. Pain may be described as a dull aching pain or a sharp, stabbing or burning pain. The pain may be intermittent, spontaneous, or persistent. In addition, left lower abdominal pains may be accompanied by other symptoms including loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, tenderness, fever, heaviness or fullness, and more. Some causes may be harmless, while others may require immediate medical attention. To learn about some of the possible underlying causes of lower left abdominal pain, read on.
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