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    What causes constant pain in the lower left quadrant?

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Posted on Tue, 8 Aug 2017 in Women's Health
Question: Lower pain on my left side,47 years old very active I quit having my heavy periods for about 3 months, pain started about a month or 3 weeks almost getting use by now but about 3 to 4 on the pain scale at times, at first I though i pull a muscle on my back working out but now is mostly on my front lower left!

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Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 34 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Needs proper investigations to find cause.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.
Pain abdomen in the lower left quadrant which is persistent for 3 weeks seems to be intraperitoneal in nature. The following are the possibilities
1) Acute Gastrointestinal infection
2) Sexual transmitted disease
3) Intra abdominal pathology like urinary calculi
Ultrasound Abdomen is definitely indicated. Consider getting an X ray chest too as lower left lung lesions can lead to similar pain abdomen as in you.
You should see a doctor for proper investigations. Till then check if there is an over the counter antispasmodic available with your pharmacist. Take them after taking fluid diet, three times a day.
Please feel free to discuss further. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Wishing you good health.
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Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
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