When sudden, lower left abdominal pain attacks, it can be a scary thing. There are a number of reasons that can be to blame but because sudden abdominal pain sometimes signals a serious and possibly life-threatening problem, it’s important to seek medical attention right away for evaluation, diagnosis and treatment.
From a digestive system problem to an urinary or circulatory system issue; is always best not to self diagnose and go to the experts.
Find below a list of the most common causes to trigger lower left abdominal pain.
In many cases, persistent pain specific to the lower left side of the abdomen is caused by diverticulitis. Diverticula are small pouches created from pressure on weak spots in the colon. Diverticula are common, and even more so after age 40. When a pouch tears, swelling and infection can cause diverticulitis.
Passing gas and belching are normal. Gas can be found throughout your digestive tract, from your stomach to your rectum. Gas is the normal result of swallowing and digestion.
The lower left side of your abdomen is home to the last part of your colon, and for some women, the left ovary. For women of any age, presenting sharp pain in the lower left abdomen might indicate a problem in the reproductive system. A tumor of the uterus or ovary is a consideration. Male reproductive system problems can also cause sudden pain in the lower left abdomen.
A hernia is the result of an internal organ or other body part pushing through the muscle or tissue surrounding it. A lump or bulge may appear with some hernias in the abdomen or groin.
A kidney stone usually starts to cause problems when it moves around inside your kidney or into your ureter, the tube that connects the kidney to the bladder. The stone may then cause severe pain in the side and back, under your ribs. The pain may also come in waves and get better or worse from one moment to the next, as the stone moves through your urinary tract.
Urinary Tractor Disorder
When you are suffering from Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), the infection is most likely caused by a bacteria that causes problems to the whole excretory system. You should know by now that the excretory system is composed of the bladder, the kidneys and the ureter or urethra. This condition can be treated by doing some home remedies but if the condition is already severe before it is discovered, you would have to go to the doctor immediately.
This is known to be one of the most common causes of experiencing lower left abdominal pain. The pain is usually one of the first symptoms that people who are diagnosed with this condition get to experience.