Lower left abdominal pain in sudden time is a common phenomenon that many people have encountered, especially women. These pains can be a simple illness, but sometimes also a danger.
Causes of lower left abdominal pain
Lower left abdominal pain can be caused by a variety of problems, such as the digestive system, diseases related to reproductive organs, secretions, circulatory system, or even muscle problems. If this condition persists, it is best to go to the hospital for advices right away.
In some cases, these abdominal pain is not just concentrated in the lower abdomen but can also spread to the back. Here are some common causes of lower left abdominal pain.
Lower left abdominal pain is the sign of diseases?
You are usually diagnosed with acute pancreatitis with lower left abdominal pain. This disease is associated with inflammation of the vesicles outside the colon wall called diverticulum. These diverticulitis often do not cause any symptoms but lead to severe abdominal pain when inflamed. The pain often occurs in the lower left abdomen because this is where most diverticulosis develops. If you have diverticulitis, you may have other symptoms such as fever, nausea, vomiting, constipation, etc…
In addition, other common digestive problems can cause abdominal pain
In addition, other common digestive problems can cause sudden lower left abdominal pain include:
- Severe constipation: it is due to lack of dietary fiber or medication;
- Inflammatory bowel disease: include Crohn (chronic inflammatory bowel disease) and ulcerative colitis;
- Blocking of the groin: part of the gut trapped in the hernia and anemia.
Pathology of the reproductive system
For women of reproductive age, throbbing pain in the lower left abdomen may be a sign of reproductive system-related diseases, including:
- Ectopic pregnancy;
- Ovarian cysts;
Men are also experiencing some reproductive problems, causing the lower left abdominal pain, although this is less common than women, including:
- Infections or inflammation of the pouches near the prostate gland secreted in the seminal fluid;
- Infection or prostatitis;
- Testicular torsion.
The excretory system has problems
Urinary stones are stones in the kidneys and urinary tract – the body that transports urine from the kidney to the bladder. This phenomenon occurs when the chemicals in urine crystallized into solid gravel. Stones in the left kidney or stones in the urinary tract can cause cramps in the lower left abdomen on this side. You should note that these pains can also spread to the middle back to the left and to the groin. In addition, accompanying symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, urinary incontinence, and bleeding.
Urinary tract infections can sometimes cause sudden pain in the lower left abdomen, especially when it comes to the left kidney. As with urinary stones, these pains can also occur in the lower back or central position of the ribs, not necessarily on one side of the back. Common signs are multiple urinary incontinence and pain.
Bumps or hematoma in the abdominal muscles can cause the lower left abdominal pain. Circulatory problems such as abdominal aortic aneurysm (a condition in which the aorta in the abdomen swells like a ball and may break) is also a cause of this pain. In addition, blood clots or inflammation of blood vessels in the lower left abdomen can also lead to sudden pain in this area.
So, the pains in the lower left abdomen can be caused by simple causes such as constipation, digestive disorders… However, you should not ignore this symptom. If the pain is frequent and prolonged, see your doctor immediately to be diagnosed and treated promptly.