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What causes constant spasms in the lower left abdomen?

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Posted on Fri, 18 May 2018 in Abdominal Pain
Question: I have a constant spasm in my lower left abdomen no pain feels like a baby kicking but I’m 63. What can it be?
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Hi.
Thanks for your query, albeit short and specific.
Noted the history and understood your concerns.
The most probable cause of constant spasm in left lower abdomen like a baby kicking in a 63 year old female can be due to one of the following:
Colitis with spasm/akin tenesmus.
Left ureteric spasms.
IBS
Very rarely Pseudocyesis
I would advise you the following in such a situation:
X-ray of the abdomen in standing position.
Ultrasonography of abdomen.
Tests of blood, stool and urine.
Clinical evaluation by a General Surgeon and second opinion of a Gynecologist if necessary.

Please give any additional history related to intestinal or urinary problems if any.
I hope this answers your specific query.

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