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Question: lower left side abdominal and back pain dull and constant


 pamkacys - Tue Sep 02, 2008 4:38 pm

For the past two weeks I have had lower side abdominal pain accompanied by lower back pain....almost wraps around and seems associated. I would like to know if this would be more likely to be a kidney situation or a diverticulitis (had a mild case several years ago)?? Thank you for your help. Sincerely, Pam
 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Wed Dec 17, 2008 3:40 pm

User avatar Hello,

I hope you are feeling better now and that your condition has resolved. Pain in the lower right abdomen is commonly caused by diverticulitis. More than half the patients with diverticulitis present with a history of a previous episode of similar pain or a previous attack.

What makes you suspect a kidney condition? Are there other symptoms. Kidney pain is usually located in the flank, is that where it's located in your back? Ureteric pain commonly a result of a stone can present with lower right abdominal / pelvic pain depending on the location of the stone, the pain may change location along with the stone migration.

Either way, this should be checked by a physician. Please let us know how you are doing.

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