Sharp pains in the lower left side of my stomach?

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Sharp pains in the lower left side of my stomach?
I've been having really sharp pains in my stomach like on the left side of my bladder. The pains are directly above my left leg if that helps explain where they are. Um this has been happening for a few weeks now and they started around the same time I started getting daily headaches. I'm a 15 year old girl with Fibromyalgia and CRPS, but it's not any kind of joint pain (I know how that feels) and I'm not on my period or anything so it's not cramps and I'm just worried that it could be something serious. I'm afraid to tell my mom because she is already really stressed and I don't wont to make things worse. I know for a fact that there is no way I'm pregnant or anything because I'm a virgin so, unless I'm carrying the next baby Jesus, I'm not pregnant. Because of my diseases I have taken a good amount of pain pills and things like aleve in the last 5 years (since I was diagnosed) and I was thinking that maybe the medication could have somehow harmed me. So yea any help would be great! Thanks! P.S. Yes I'm asking this again because no one answer the first one and I'm desperate! Alexx
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In general pain felt in the left side of the abdomen as you mentioned can be due to many causes including: Excess gas and distension Indigestion Irritable Bowel Syndrome Renal problems Diverticulitis, similar to appendicitis but on the left side. Colitis Recurrent abdominal pain can be a somatization for emotional or psycholigical peoblems. Only by complete history, physical examination and investigations , the correct diagnosis can be reached. I advise you to be checked by your doctor. Best Regards,
I think that Manmeet Singh has a very good answer for you. These are all things that I would have checked out, and agree 100% with his answer. But I wanted to add something for you from personal experience. I am curious, what kinds of pain medication have you been taking over the last 5 years for your Fibromyalgia? I ask because I was a long term pain patient with similar symptoms over a period of 2 years...headaches, and a sharp pain in my lower left abdomen. I took oxycodone and a LOT of Motrin/Advil. I went through a whole year of tests, for ulcertive colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, ovarian cysts, bloodwork, everything came back normal. But the pain was so bad, some days I could barely walk without help. Then, about a year and a half ago, it just went away, and I haven't had it since. And I didn't stop the pain medication until AFTER the stomach pain went away. This probably doesn't help you out much, but maybe it will give you some hope if the doctors can't figure out what's wrong. I did get sort of a half-ass diagnosis of IBS, but I don't think thats what it was because it went away. Anyway, I'm sorry you are having such a hard time...hang in there, you sound like a very brave young woman. You can email me if you ever want to talk. Take care : )
just the location of the pain is not going to help anyone reach a diagnosis. the quality of pain whether continuous, or intermittent; spasmodic or dull, any relation to particular time of day, days of week; relation to stools and usual stool habit, any change recently, all these have to be considered. try updating ur questions with these info, only then i might be able to help u. the pain described by you cud be due to any of those given above, bt might be of renal stone.


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