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Posted on Tue, 20 May 2014 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: I received an answer earlier about my colon cancer concerns...I still have no idea what is causing the lower left quadrant pain in my abdomen..ultrasound was ng showing an atrophied ovary...no mass reported(worried about ovarian cancer) Having ct scan this week.All I know is my CEA was 2.9 and pain with some bloating in lower left side where ovary is
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Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko 6 hours later
Brief Answer:
coloniscopy is necessary

Detailed Answer:
Hello.

Thank you for the query.

Lower left abdominal pain is quite characteristic for diverticulitis. Especially if you have had constipation. Do not know what answer about the colon cancer did you recieve, but as long as you wont have colonoscopy done, you can not be sure about it. Even if CEA is normal.
CT wont get any aswer either.
And as the risk of colon cancer significantly rises over the age of 50, colonoscopy is strongly advisable.
Other reasons of your pain may be adhesions after uterine remival or uti.

Diverticles can be diagnosed with colonoscopy as well. So please start with it.

Hope this will help. Feel free to ask further questions.

Regards.
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