Lower left abdominal pressure/ pain and upper thigh pain
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SolemnHour posted:
I am not entirely sure that this is the correct community to post this in or not, however I need some advice about a recent health issue. For the past year now, I have had indigestion issues that include nausea, diarrhea, cramping, gas, bloating, constipation, and belching which I have seen my doctor about. This past Sunday morning I awoke with lower left and right abdominal pain/pressure. After about half an hour of walking around and relieving the gas, the pain/pressure subsided. However, it returned later the same day, but only in the lower left abdomen and it stayed there for about two days. I had no other symptoms outside of the indigestion issues during those two days. Then two days after the initial incident when I was driving home from work the pain/pressure went from my lower left abdomen to the top of my thigh and since then I sometimes get the feeling that my lower left abdomen is swollen however, it is not. Since that night I have had repeated incidents where the pain/pressure has started in my lower left abdomen and gone down to the top of my left thigh. I have also experienced lower left side, back and upper left hip pain in the last few days along with the pain/ pressure. I have considered seeing my doctor, however my mother believes that it is just gas and I should just suck it up and ignore it. However, a co-worker believes that the lower abdominal pain that I experienced last Sunday was a pulled groin muscle and not related to my indigestion problems. Could it be that I pulled my groin muscle without knowing it? As I mentioned before, I have no other symptoms besides the pain/pressure in my lower left abdomen and upper left thigh that would indicate abdominal injury. I would appreciate any advice on this matter. Thank you and Happy Holidays.

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bj1208 responded:
Hi and welcome to the support group - you have reached the back pain support group - all the support groups here at webmd have members that get together and help others that have similar problems - we can only suggest what type of doctors we believe you should see. I'm not sure which support board you need to be one, I've never really looked at all the other ones! LOL

I believe that you need to go back to your primary care doctor and let him/her know everything that has been going on - your doctor should order some tests to be done -

as an example: my father-n-law has been experiencing issues with gas problems - his doctor sent him to a GI specialist where he recently had a scope down the throat/stomach - and now will be scheduling for his colonoscopy i'm not saying this is what is wrong with you but believe that you should see a GI specialist and have some testing done to see what is causing this.

these issues that you have have been going on for a long time and should be dealt with as soon as possible. these issues that you are having show that you have some type of underlying problem that does need to be addressed

take care - Joy~~