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    Chronic lower left quadrant pain
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    An_254638 posted:
    Can somebody help me. I have had severe pain in the lower left section of my abdomen. I have recently had a complete physical, including blood work and Pap smear. Everything came back normal. I have had 2 CT scans, which came back normal with the exception of diverticulosis in my sigmoid colon, which I was told would not cause pain unless it turned into diverticulitis. I had an abdominal/pelvic ultrasound, which again came back normal. I have also had an upper GI with small bowel follow through, which again came back normal. My last colonoscopy was two years ago. All was normal except for the diverticulosis and the removal of 2 benign polyps. All these tests and I am still plagued with the pain, which is ruining my life. I spend almost every day lying down with a heating pad. I am normally very thin and can't afford to lose weight, but I have unintentionally lost 7 pounds since this pain started about 8 months ago. Does anybody have any ideas as to where I go from here?
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    annette030 responded:
    What does you doctor say? Tell him if he cannot help you to please suggest another doctor, perhaps a specialist, who can.

    Take care, Annette
     
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    biancalthompson responded:
    I have your doctor take a CT right after your period. Its possible you have a cyst on your ovaries. I have cysts on my left ovary that weren't found until a CT was done the day after my period ended, The cyst are begin because they go away but they still cause pain from time to time. I am on birth control because of that.

    I would continue to be persistent in your pursuit of answers and if this doctor isn't helping find one that will. You know your body better than anyone else and know what's normal for you.

    Good luck and hope you find relief.


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