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What causes lower left abdominal pain?

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Dr. Minal Mohit

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Posted on Wed, 13 Aug 2014 in Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
Question: Hello Doctor, and Thank you!

I have pain in my lower left quadrant and lower left abdomen. Is it connected to microplasma pneumoniae or Candida?
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Answered by Dr. Minal Mohit 12 hours later
Brief Answer:
Less likely.

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Dear Sir, hi! it seems to be some colitis or enteritis. Infection of the large intestine causes pain in left quadrant. Another probability is renal pain. Mycoplasma pneumonia or candidiasis is less likely at these sites. More likely is Enterococci, or some helminthivc infection.
you may try some antibiotics like norflox, metronidazole , but also get USG abdomen, stool routine and urine routine done. do let me know the reports. thanks!
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Follow up: Dr. Minal Mohit 48 minutes later
I really appreciate your very insightful answer! I have had a colonoscopy, two endoscopies, an USG and a MRI, as well as stool and urine tests. In short, gastritis was found, but nothing suggesting my symptoms. Your information prompted me to investigate, and I wonder if I have Whipple's Disease. (?)
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Answered by Dr. Minal Mohit 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
less likely.

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Whipple's disease include diarrhea, steatorrhea, abdominal pain, weight loss, migratory arthropathy, fever, and neurological symptoms. Weight loss and diarrhea are the most common symptoms that lead to identification of the process, but may be preceded by chronic, unexplained, relapsing episodes of non-destructive seronegative arthritis, often of large joints.
if you have already undergone endoscopy, biopsy of the mucosa would have given the diagnosis. if nothing came out, and you do not have weight loss as well, i think we treat you on the lines of enteritis. regards!
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