What does it mean if my lower left side hurts


Q: What does it mean if my lower left side hurts


A:   Hi.
Thanks for your query albeit short and specific.

The commonest causes of pain in the left lower side in both the sexes are:
- Colitis, meaning inflammation of the large bowel in this area. It is descending colon and sigmoid colon.
- Stone in the left ureter.
- Small intestinal inflammation
- Lymph node masses
- And in addition the left ovarian cyst, Fallopian tube problems can cause similar problems in female patients.

Clinical evaluation, physical examination, tests of blood, urine, stool and ultrasonography and / or CT scan can diagnosed most of the cases and an appropriate treatment can be done.

I hope this answer helps you.

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