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Question: persistent moderate to severe pain in lower left abdomen?


 sabbieelfman - Sun Jan 11, 2009 4:03 pm

i am a 28 year old female in overall good health. i have had a moderate to sometimes severe pain in my lower left abdomen for about 5 days now. it is not like appendicitis pain, where if you press down, it hurts when the pressure releases. the pressure of pushing down sometimes hurts, but sometimes doesnt. it is, though, a moderately consistent pain. there is no chance of pregnancy or stds. im at a loss, and the pain being consistent is worrying me. i have no health insurance, and no money to make an appointment with a medical team. any ideas as to what this is would be wonderful, as i am concerned due to the duration of the pain. thank yoU!
 Debbie Miller, RN - Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:19 pm

User avatar Hello,
Because there are so many organs in the pelvic cavity it can be difficult to guess what is causing your pain without an examination and/or lab work. Hernias can present with pain in the lower abdomen, groin area. You also have colon, bladder, gall bladder, urinary tract present in the abdomen. Pain is sometimes referred so it may originate in a different place than where you feel it. If rest, acetaminophen or ibuprofen, and/or heat do not help, you will need to be examined.

Without health insurance, it would we wise for you to establish a health care savings account to cover such eventualities as this. If you had insurance you would be paying premiums, copayments, etc. and these do add up. Consider putting away such funds that you might otherwise be spending with a doctor into this account, ready for health care needs.

Good luck.

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