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Pain in lower left quadrant, bowel problem - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i recently had a CT scan done and in one of the images i saw large black circles covering the entire side of my left bowel going all the way down. I have also been experiencing lower left quandrant pain alot. Is this something to worry about. i have not spoken to my doctor yet so i am waiting for her call after she gets the report from the radiologists.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am
User :   Hello
Doctor :   Please give me few seconds to go through your query.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   ok
Doctor :   Hi Jenevia, May I ask you a few more questions pertaining to your problem to help you better ?
User :   yes,
Doctor :   May I know your age and gender please ?
User :   37 year old female
Doctor :   Since when are you experiencing a problem in lower left quadrant or else where ?
User :   the lower left quadrant and i have pain during sex, it has been going on for a while now. i had a hysterectomy so i don't have a cervix or uterus
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Do you have any systemic problems like fever or diarrrhea or vomitings or nausea
User :   no, just the pain
Doctor :   How were your ovaries , have you been ever diagnosed or suspected for PCOS,etc. ?
User :   yes, i have PCOs i was diagnsed in 1994 but my doctor told me that is not ausing the pain
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   How was the picture of PCOS in the scan, did the radiologist comment on that ?
User :   no because it was aleady listed in my medical history
User :   but he said my ovaries were normal size
Doctor :  
2.Urinary tract infections are most common problem among women and this could be one of the main reasons for abdominal pain in women.
Doctor :   Do you have burning micturition?
User :   they have run all my labs, blood and urine and found nothing. my doctor even did a elic exam
Doctor :   Other than these, 3.stress, 4.tearing of abdominal muscles, 5.peptic ulcers, and 6.overdose of drugs or medications can lead to abdominal pain.
Doctor :   Do you have pain only during intercourse or even otherwise at rest ?
Doctor :   Do you have tenderness, even though you press over the affected part ?
User :   even at rest, it's hurting on my left side as i sir here and yes there is tenderness if they press on the left side
User :   it's hurting right now
User :   what do the black spots on my CT scan mean?
Doctor :   Is it alternatively increasing and subsiding with a clinching type or is it a dull aching pain ?
User :   dull aching pain
User :   all the time
Doctor :   Usually black spots on the CT suggest presence of air which is common , but I cannot comment on the CT without taking a look at it.
Doctor :   Please do not take me wrong but this is as difficult to comment as like asking the color of your car without seeing it,
User :   i understand
Doctor :   I can comment on it if you can send me across the CT reports.
Doctor :   But I would suggest is as follows : User :   ok
User :   what are your suggestions?
Doctor :   1. Though the ovaries may be normal in size, 40% of cases it is due to Ovarian cause.
Doctor :   2. If the surgery has been done recent past, then there could be a post-surgical complication.
User :   ok, thank you
Doctor :   3.There could An Intestinal pain, like Colonic or Large intestinal digestion problem.
Doctor :   I would suggest you to take Tab.Advil. for 2 days thrice daily.
Doctor :   And take rest for 3 days and abstain from intercourse for 3 days.
User :   ok, my time is up, thank you.
Doctor :   if it decreases then it could be a simple muscle catch.
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me, take care, bye for now.
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