Left Side Abdominal Pain

Left Side Abdominal Pain , or abdominal pain , which occur on the left side of the belly button and are of strong to strongest character, may, in addition to, inter alia, a stuck ureteral stone and an oviditis, also be a so-called diverticulitis .
Diverticulum is the term for intestinal sagging, which is actually harmless and usually unnoticed by the patient. However, these diverticula may become inflamed, resulting in the described pain typical for diverticulitis on the Left Side Abdominal Pain.

Generally, the pain can occur in any body position. For example, some patients complain of abdominal pain while sitting .
For Left Side Abdominal Pain there are many causes.

Left Side Abdominal Pain


Pain in the left abdominal wall can have a variety of causes. To facilitate diagnosis , it is very important to more accurately characterize the left abdominal pain. Important information includes, among other things, the exact localization of the pain (upper or lower abdomen), a possible radiation (in the back, chest or legs), frequency, intensity and type (piercing, boring, dull) of the pain and whether with go along with other symptoms.

Figure left-sided abdominal pain

  1. Heart –  Cor
  2. Liver –  hepar
  3. Spleen –  Splen
  4. Stomach  gaster
  5. Pancreas – Pancreas
  6. Large intestine – intestinal tenue
  7. Small intestine – Intestinum crassum
  8. Fallopian tubes – tuba uterina
  9. Ovary – ovary
  10. Uterus – uterus

Pains in the left upper abdomen mostly speak for complaints of the stomach . This can happen if there is gastritis or if something intolerable has been eaten. These findings are obvious when the pain is dependent on eating, that is, always after or when eating (certain) meals or drinks. The same applies to diseases of the colon , which sometimes manifest in the left upper abdomen.

Also pains in this area cause inflammation or diseases of the pancreas (pancreas) or the spleen . In rarer cases, certain can also be the heart Conditions that affect the left upper abdomen. For example, in the case of an atypical heart attack , the pain may radiate primarily (or even exclusively) to the left upper abdomen.

Pains of the left lower abdomen almost always speak for pathological processes of the large intestine . First and foremost, diverticulitis is the reason most commonly found in the large intestine sigmoid colon. This is a disease in which protuberances have formed in the intestine, which then secondary to inflammatory processes, which can sometimes be very painful. These diverticula can form without apparent cause, as a result of a long-standing constipation or in the context of genetic diseases.

In addition, in case of pain in this area women always have complaints of adnexa ( ovaries and fallopian tubes) as a trigger. Also stuck stones in the kidney or the ureters can cause severe pain on the lower left side of the stomach, which are usually more likely to be in the area of ​​the back or felt laterally.

However, as the pain rarely adheres to these rough guidelines, it is difficult to make a diagnosis of the abdominal pain solely through the location. Also, pain caused by diseases of the bladder , small intestine or uterus (or periodic pain ), can increasingly occur Left Side Abdominal Pain, although you would normally expect them more centrally.

On the other hand, diverticulitis or gastritis may also be right-sided. That’s why with Left Side Abdominal Pain mostly the exact anamnesis Although necessary and quite indicative, but a subsequent further diagnostics with aids such as an ultrasound device or, depending on the assumption, for example, stomach or colonoscopy useful.

Localization of Left Side Abdominal Pain

Lower Left Side Abdominal Pain

When patients complain of abdominal pain , it is particularly important to ask in which area the pain is occurring.
The approximate location of the pain is about to estimate which organs may trigger this pain. If the abdominal pain is indicated in the area of ​​the left lower abdomen , the cause may be, in principle, diseases of the intestine , but urological or gynecological diseases may also be responsible for this pain.

Also important in this context is the patient survey, which is to find out since when the pain is present, whether they occur only when pressing on the outside or are also present without contact.

As the ureters are located in the area of ​​the left but also the right lower abdomen , urinary tract infections can also trigger abdominal pain in the left lower abdomen. Often pain is also reported on both sides, but also one-sided. Especially in women with Left Side Abdominal Pain you should always examine the urine, which can tell immediately whether it is a urinary tract infection , or whether the urine is free of bacteria. A urinary tract infection that causes discomfort must be treated with antibiotics .

Since there are large parts of the large intestine in the area of ​​the left lower abdomen , it must always be assumed that there is inflammation of the bowel if left-sided pelvic pain is indicated.
The so-called diverticulosis are bulges of the large intestine that can be present in any human without causing any discomfort.

However, if these outgrowths start to ignite, one also speaks of diverticulitis , it can lead to lower abdominal pain .
An ultrasound examination and especially the blood testcan give indications as to whether the cause of the pelvic pain is diverticulitis Left Side Abdominal Pain. Mild courses of this disease can be treated with antibiotics , severe or chronic courses usually have to be treated surgically. In such an operation, the inflamed parts of the intestine are cut out and the healthy ends reassembled. In this procedure, other parts of the intestine can also be examined to see if there are any more bulges that are also potentially able to inflame.

In addition to intestinal diseases and urological infections must always gynecological diseases , such asEctopic inflammation , which can also trigger lower Left Side Abdominal Pain.

For mild, rarely occurring pain without further symptoms, bloating is often responsible. They appear more after eating from flatulent foods such as beans, peas or various types of cabbage and usually disappear quickly. If you have diarrhea, nausea or fever, you may also have a gastrointestinal infection or food intolerance . Also muscle aches after a bruise or sports often occur in the left lower abdomen.

Upper Left Side Abdominal Pain

In the left upper abdomen are the spleen and parts of the large and small intestine . In addition, the heart, lungs, stomach and left kidney are directly adjacent to the left upper abdomen. Many diseases of all these organs can cause pain there.

If the pain is only entertaining and occurs without concomitant symptoms, causes such as flatulence or food intolerance are common. If diarrhea or fever is added, a gastrointestinal infection can be the cause of the pain. Furthermore, in the context of various viral infections such as ” glandular fever “, the spleen may swell and cause pain in the left upper abdomen.
Pain due to these causes are harmless and improve relatively quickly.

Signs of more dangerous illnesses include sudden, very severe or frequently recurring pain, colicky pain, a concomitant shortness of breath, chest pain, very strong diarrhea and blood in the stool. If any of these symptoms occur, a doctor should be consulted as soon as possible.
Important, serious illnesses here are the heart attack , which can cause pain in the left upper abdomen, in particular in women and the elderly, in addition to chest pain, pneumonia and inflammation or a stone of the left kidney.

In addition to the aforementioned disorders, injuries can also cause pain in the left upper abdomen. As a rule, there is then a pressure pain. This lasts for bruises or rib injuries even up to several weeks.

Abdominal pain right

Abdominal pain, which are mainly located on the right side next to the navel, could an appendicitis point ( appendicitis ).

This is not, as always assumed, an inflammation of the entire cecum, but rather the appendix ( appendix ), which becomes inflamed and cause very severe pain can. The symptoms (abdominal pain right) can occur suddenly or slowly and then increase. Patients with appendicitis often complain about a poor general condition, nausea and possibly fever.

They can hardly walk, the squatting of the legs is painful, the tummy sensitive to pressure. The more harmless form can manifest itself in a so-called appendicitis , which is very similar to appendicitis but does not become stronger in its course and usually also leads to no fever and poor general health.
In addition to appendicitis, however, there are even more complaints that can trigger abdominal pain right.

Left Side Abdominal Pain in the  Middle

The left middle abdomen contains the small and large intestine and the left kidney . In women, the left fallopian tube and ovary are also nearby. Diseases on these organs are possible causes of pain in the middle abdomen left.

Infections of the small or large intestine, which are usually caused by viruses and heal without medical treatment within a few days, are among the most frequent triggers of the pain .
Other common and harmless diseases of the intestinal tract are flatulence and irritable bowel syndrome . They usually occur with no concomitant symptoms and can usually be treated by simple treatment methods such as dietary changes or taking probiotics.

Heavier illnesses, which can cause stomach pain in the center left and must be clarified by a doctor, are inflammations of the female genitalia , which occur frequently after sexual intercourse. Also in need of clarification are running in pain waves kidney stones or inflammation of the urinary tract , which also cause flank pain or pain when urinating.
Frequently, intestinal ruptures near the navel are also the cause of Left Side Abdominal Pain. They can cause pain around the belly button and, if left untreated, can lead to the death of intestinal components.

Left Side Abdominal Pain under the ribs

Abdominal pains to the left of the navel located just below the ribs often have a cause that is not found in the abdomen. Possible reasons for the emergence of abdominal pain under the ribs are pneumonia or a heart attack . Reason for pain perception in the abdominal cavity is the close proximity of the lower lung sections, the apex of the heart and the upper abdomen. In addition, bacterial or viral infections of the gastrointestinal tract and diseases of the colon can lead to Left Side Abdominal Pain below the ribs.

Other causes of such pain localization are inflammatory processes in the left kidney and spleen diseases .

Since the distinction between intra-abdominal (found in the abdominal cavity) and intrathoracic (found in the chest) reasons for the development of Left Side Abdominal Pain under the ribs is so difficult, the affected patients should observe possible concomitant symptoms. In addition to the pain in the left upper abdomen , a heart attack is often accompanied by pain in the chest , feeling sick, cold sweats, panic (fear of death), and discomfort in the left shoulder . Infectious diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, however, usually cause concomitant symptoms such as nausea , vomiting and diarrhea .

In case of persistent Left Side Abdominal Pain under the ribs should urgently consult a doctorand initiate appropriate treatment.

Left Side Abdominal Pain around the belly button

Left Side Abdominal Pain or right next to the navel can be a first indication of incipient appendicitis . Typically, one associates abdominal pain in the right lower abdomen with acute inflammation of the cecum.
In fact, the discomfort usually begins in the area around the belly button.

Only a few hours later, the symptoms felt by the affected patients migrate to the right lower abdomen . At this time, the inflammatory processes have spread very widely. Left Side Abdominal Pain of the navel caused by acute appendicitis is usually associated with other symptoms. Typically, the affected patients experience marked nausea and vomiting . The actual pain symptoms are very strong in the case of appendicitis. Often, those affected can barely walk and take a restraint. In addition, it may happen in the course of this disease that the

Inflamed intestinal parts burst and spread to the peritoneum ( pustular inflammation ). At least at this time is urgent. Peritonitis must be treated promptly surgically . A typical indication of the presence of peritonitis caused by appendicitis is the so-called ” shaking pain“.

In addition, Left Side Abdominal Pain around the navel can be caused by an umbilical hernia . In this disease, portions of the abdominal viscera pass through a weak spot in the abdominal wall (in this case the navel) to the outside.

In addition, inflammatory processes within the stomach (such as gastritis ) can lead to Left Side Abdominal Pain around the navel.

In addition, abdominal pains to the left of the navel in some cases provide an initial indication of the presence of severe gastrointestinal disease . Most diseases that lead to such symptoms are less harmless, as they can take a chronic course . Above all inflammatory processes in the area of ​​the pancreas ( pancreatitis ) and the so-called ” irritable bowel syndrome ” ( Crohn’s disease ) require urgent medical clarification.

In addition to diseases of the digestive tract, the causes responsible for the Left Side Abdominal Pain around the navel can also be found elsewhere. For example, an impending heart attack ( myocardial infarction ) manifests itself in some cases as a hard, tense abdominal wall accompanied by abdominal pain around the left navel.

Women who suffer from persistent abdominal pain around the navel can also have a gynecological problem . In particular, inflammatory processes in the uterus or the ovaries can cause such a painful symptoms.

In general, it can be assumed that Left Side Abdominal Pain or right side of the navel is serious .
The affected patients should definitely visit a specialist in a timely manner and have the causative disease clarified. In many cases,Left Side Abdominal Pain around the navel requires surgical treatment .

Other symptoms

Left Side Abdominal Pain and back pain

If back pain is also indicated for Left Side Abdominal Pain , the foresight and the involvement of the triggering organs must be broadened. It is also important to find out whether it is isolated abdominal pain with isolated back pain or whether both pain is related. Often also a pull in the belly is described. A typical description would be that  Left Side Abdominal Pain and then radiates into the back area. This can be present in diseases such as the pancreas . But this sometimes also belt-shaped abdominal pain

Indicated, which then radiate in the back. In any case, one should check the liver values and the pancreas values in the blood picture .

Another major disease, which may be the combination of Left Side Abdominal Pain and back pain, is a discharge of the urinary tract .

The urinary tract infection , in which bacteria can cause inflammation of the urinary bladder and the ureter , should be mentioned here.

If a urinary tract infection is not treated early, it can lead to an ascending urinary tract infection. The germs then rise up the ureters and so can the calyx systems of the kidneysand the renal pelvis to reach. If this also leads to an infection here, in addition to characteristic laboratory chemical urine changes, pain in the area of ​​the back can always occur.

If pain is indicated in combination with left-sided pelvic pain and left-sided back pain, a single-sided urinary tract infection must always be considered, which then urgently needs to be treated with antibiotics.
To get clues to this condition, the abdomen should be scanned to see at what pressure level the pain is reported.

This should be combined with tapping the back. While the abdominal exam is performed on a recumbent patient, the backbeat should be performed on a standing patient.

If a moderate to even severe abdominal pain is indicated and back pain when tapping the back, it is essential to perform an ultrasound of the kidneys to see if the renal pelvis isflammable.

Here one would then speak of a pyelonephritis , which must be urgently treated antibiotic.
In addition to urological diseases, orthopedic diseases can always trigger a combination of the two types of pain, abdominal pain and back Left Side Abdominal Pain  ( tension in the back muscles ).

Left Side Abdominal Pain and nausea

There may be various causes for the onset of Left Side Abdominal Pain accompanied by severe nausea and / or vomiting . Especially bacterial and viral infections of the gastrointestinal tract can cause right or Left Side Abdominal Pain in affected patients. Also, the onset of nausea , vomiting and diarrhea is one of the typical symptoms of infectious gastrointestinal disease. Especially abdominal pain and nausea often occur together.

In order to be able to detect the actual problem, both the exact localization of the Left Side Abdominal Pain and all the symptoms associated with the pain must be observed.

Left Side Abdominal Pain in the upper abdomen, for example, may indicate a disorder of the stomach . Especially the gastritis is one of the typical diseases that can lead to abdominal pain and nausea. The reasons for the occurrence of gastritis may be very different. Both acidic foods and drinks , as well as the regular consumption of alcohol play a crucial role in the development of gastritis. In addition, mental health problems such as stress , anxiety and depression can occur lead to gastric mucosal inflammation with Left Side Abdominal Pain. Due to the impairments of gastric function caused by the inflammatory processes, many of the affected patients also experience marked nausea .

Other causes of the development of Left Side Abdominal Pain associated with nausea are diseases of the left kidney , the colon or the spleen . In addition to inflammatory processes in the pancreas ( pancreatic lead) Left Side Abdominal Pain of the navel.

If the abdominal pain felt by the affected patient predominantly occurs Left Side Abdominal Pain, this is often due to a disease of the large intestine. A typical example of such a disease is the so-called ” diverticulitis “. Diverticulitis is a disease that causes inflammation of the small intestinal protuberances.

Persistent Left Side Abdominal Pain requires medical treatment in most cases. For this reason, affected patients should urgently consult a specialist in a timely manner and have the underlying problem clarified. Some of those left with nausea associated with the onset of abdominal pain may otherwise go through a dangerous course .

Left Side Abdominal Pain with diarrhea

One of the most common causes of abdominal pain with diarrhea is an infection of the gastrointestinal tract . Also, Left Side Abdominal Pain isolated is not uncommon. Such infections are usually caused by viruses and cure within a few days without consequences. To promote healing, various home remedies can be used. It is particularly important to have little to eat and a lot of drinking until the end of the diarrhea.

Another common cause of Left Side Abdominal Pain and diarrhea is food intolerance . It arises when certain foods can not be properly digested, such as lactose or histamine intolerance, or is allergic. Food intolerances and allergies can also develop in adulthood.

If antipodes have been taken a few days or weeks before the onset of the complaint , a certain antibiotic-resistant germ called ” Clostridium difficile ” may have increased in the intestine. The diarrhea in the infection with this germ often smell very strong and may contain mucus or blood.

If Left Side Abdominal Pain and diarrhea occur repeatedly within a few weeks, chronic bowel disease may be the cause. Common diseases in this group are Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis .
Rarer disorders that simultaneously cause Left Side Abdominal Pain and diarrhea are oneInflammation of the pancreas or irritable bowel .

Left Side Abdominal Pain in pregnancy

If a patient reports pain in the area of ​​the left abdomen when the pregnancy is diagnosed , then, in addition to the urological diseases that can cause such symptoms ( urinary tract infection ), a gynecological diseasemust always be considered. Both pregnant and non-pregnant women may always experience oviditis , also referred to as adnexitis .

This can either trigger lower abdominal pain on the right or left.

Often, the abdomen does not even need to be touched to trigger the pain and is indicated by the patients to varying degrees regardless of movement.

The diagnosis is made on the basis of an ultrasound image , in which one can see characteristic changes in the fallopian tube . Also, a blood test with a determination of the inflammatory value can give evidence of inflammation of the fallopian tube .

Mild courses can be treated conservatively, antibiotically , while strong courses have to be treated surgically.
If a pregnancy has been found in a patient and it is in an early stage (only positive pregnancy test), it must always be assumed that ectopic pregnancy in specified pelvic pain .

In this disease, also referred to as extrauterine pregnancy (EUG), the fertilized egg did not settle in the uterus but remained in the fallopian tube . As the pregnancy progresses, so does the pain.
The pregnancy hormone continues to be produced, which is why the pregnancy testdespite positive position of the egg cell positive.

Often the patients come to the clinic with very severe pelvic pain, which is why a quick treatment is necessary.

The treatment of an ectopic pregnancy is purely surgical, since the pregnancy can not be carried on so. Also, in case of very severe pain, a rupture of the fallopian tube (rupture of the fallopian tube) must be considered, which threatens when the ovum becomes larger .

In uncomplicated courses, the operation is performed endoscopically (minimally invasive through the keyhole) without major cuts. The egg cell is removed, the fallopian tubes are sewn up again. The pregnancy is canceled because of the wrong situation.

If there has already been a rupture (tear) of the fallopian tube, or is there unfavorable anatomical conditions of the fallopian tube, it can also happen that the patient has to be operated on openly, ie the skin incisions in the area of ​​the left lower abdomen are correspondingly larger. As a rule, the fallopian tube can be reconstructed without further problems for the patient.

Left Side Abdominal Pain after eating

If Left Side Abdominal Pain in the area of ​​the central or abdominal area is indicated on the left , after eating , and this pain always occurs when eating food and is otherwise absent, many diseases can already be ruled out.
It is most likely not a urological disease or gynecological disease .

The pain seems to be directly related to the filling state of the stomach , which is why gastritis or similar diseases become suspicious. In addition to a gastritis , which is also referred to as gastritis , it can also be the cause of a gastric ulcer , which is present in the stomach wall and leads to complaints with increasing gastric filling.
After some time, when the food has been passed into the deeper bowel sections, the stomach is in a relieved state-the pains become less.

If you complain of abdominal pain, but after eating better but also an ulcer is suspicious, but this is then most likely in the duodenum .

The abdomen is painless shortly after eating, even if you feel it on the patient lying or just slightly tender. The abdominal pain is often reported after eating as stinging or burning, rarely radiating into other areas of the body.

For diagnosis , an ultrasound can be performed, but more likely to exclude other diseases of the liver or the bile system .

The standard diagnosis is the gastroscopy , in which on the one hand a gastric ulcer can be seen but also samples for histological (histological) examinationcan be returned and a so-called Helicobacter test can be performed.

This is a bacterial colonization of the intestine , which go unnoticed for a long time but can eventually lead to gastritis (gastritis) or gastric ulcer . If a Helicobacter pylori detection, should be treated immediately antibiotic. If a gastric ulcer is diagnosed and histologically no malignant tissue is detected, a conservative drug treatment can be started (eg with pantoprazole , omeprazole ). It refers toStomach acid blockers , which should first be taken regularlyto preventoverproduction of stomach acid .

Today only in rare cases and with pronounced findings, a gastric ulcer must also be operated on. Decisive in addition to the malignancy is the depth of the ulcer. Extremely deep protruding into the stomach wall findings must be surgically removed.

Left Side Abdominal Pain in the upper abdomen in children

In general, abdominal pain is much more difficult to assess in children than in adults. The reason for this is the fact that it is often difficult to prove the exact location of the pain. Children are usually much less able to describe the quality of their abdominal pain. Also, the indication of pain intensity is often not easy for children. These problems are especially in children with abdominal pain in the upper abdomen .

The only sufficient information regarding the perceived symptoms are mainly problematic because abdominal pain in the upper abdomen affect almost every child at least once. In addition to the typical organic causes, Left Side Abdominal Pain  of children is often caused by psychological stress . Fear, grief and stress can trigger the abdominal pain.

In addition, infectious causes ( bacterial or viral agents ) may be involved in the development of Left Side Abdominal Pain.

To isolate the possible causes of the symptoms, the affected children should be asked to show exactly where the pain is. In general, the rule of thumb for abdominal pain in the upper abdomen of children is: the further the pain occurs from the navel, the more likely a physical cause is . Abdominal pain in the upper abdomen, which is located relatively close to the belly button, suggests a psychological component.

The physical causes of abdominal pain in the upper abdomen may be different in children. Although the lungs are located in the chest, various lung diseases in children can lead to Left Side Abdominal Pain in the upper abdomen.
Among the most common lung diseases that cause pain in the upper abdomen in children include the lung and pleurisy . Concomitant symptoms such as shortness of breath , cough , sputum and chest pain in these cases suggest a disease of the lungs.
In such a symptom constellation should promptlyPediatrician may be visited and appropriate treatment initiated.

Upper Left Side Abdominal Pain can also occur in children in the course of various heart diseases . While diseases of the coronary artery in childhood are a rarity, pericarditis is one of the more common causes of the development of abdominal pain in the left upper abdomen.

In this context, it should be noted that heart disease is typically accompanied by chest pain , severe respiratory distress , anxiety , nausea and dizziness . Every heart disease is a medical emergencywhich requires urgent medical examination. Parents who notice a symptom combination in one of their children should contact a children’s hospital immediately for this reason . In case of doubt, even an emergency call can be placed.

In most cases, Left Side Abdominal Pain in children, however, is caused by classic digestive disorders. Even a simple bacterial or viral infection can lead to severe abdominal pain in the upper abdomen of the affected children. In most cases, nausea and vomiting accompany pain in the presence of an infectious gastrointestinal disorder . However, these symptoms may be delayed with the first appearance of abdominal pain.

In addition, many children traditionally begin to vomit before the onset of diarrhea . Parents of affected children should pay particular attention to thatenough liquid is consumed. If normal amounts of drink are vomited quickly, slow infusion of fluid with a teaspoon may help prevent dehydration . If the affected children show signs of drainage (for example, dry lips and raised skin folds), a pediatrician should be consulted immediately . Especially in children under one year , the amount of fluid excreted by diarrhea and vomiting often can not be compensated. For this reason, a hospital admission is usually necessary.

In addition, injuries of the spleen and diseases of the left kidney are among the typical diseases that lead to abdominal pain in the upper abdomen. Also, blockages of the urinary tract can cause such symptoms. Especially in childhood, various mechanisms can lead to a narrowing (or blockage) of the intestinal passage. Depending on the localization of this bottleneck, the affected children may experience abdominal pain in the upper and / or lower abdomen.

Due to the fact that abdominal pain in children is generally very difficult to estimate, it is advisable to consult a pediatrician in case of doubt .

Left Side Abdominal Pain in children in the lower abdomen

Infectious gastrointestinal illnesses can also lead to abdominal pain in the lower abdomen in children . Regardless of the exact location of the abdominal pain, both bacterial and viral gastrointestinal disease are usually associated with diarrhea and vomiting . Especially in children, however, these symptoms can occur only in the lower abdomen several hours after the onset of abdominal pain.

In addition, some of the affected children develop severe vomiting without altering stool consistency, while others experience tremendous diarrheacan be observed without vomiting. Infectious gastrointestinal diseases in children leading to abdominal pain in the lower abdomen are much more likely to be caused by viral than by bacterial agents. For this reason, antibiotic therapy makes little sense in most cases.

Another cause of the onset of Left Side Abdominal Pain in the lower abdomen may be a so-called ” hernia ” in children . The term hernia is a disease in which it comes to the discharge of abdominal viscera through the abdominal wall. As a rule, congenital weaknesses in the musculature represent the ideal passage point.

Based on the localization of the occurrence of this disease is divided into two forms: the inner and the outer hernia . In cases where the hernia sack is visible from the outside or the hernia gate leads from the inside of the body towards the skin, this is called an external hernia. Hernias that lie within the trunk and therefore can not be seen from the outside are called internal hernias.

A hernia can trigger a range of symptoms in the affected children. At the beginning of the disease, a conspicuous puddle begins on the abdominal wallto build. When pressing or screaming, it can also be observed that there is a significant volume increase in the region of the fractured bag. A hernia does not necessarily cause pain in children.

Unproblematic disease courses are even more rarely associated with abdominal pain. A hernia that still causes Left Side Abdominal Pain or right in the lower abdomen must be treated surgically within a very short time, In these cases, there is a risk that there is a so-called incarceration (entrapment) of the hernia. The intestinal components located in the fractured bag are thus clamped at the exit port. The problem with this situation is the fact that these clamped intestinal components are usually only insufficiently (or not at all) supplied with blood.

In addition, acute inflammation of the cecum ( appendicitis ) can cause Left Side Abdominal Pain in the lower abdomen. Typically, the abdominal pain felt by the children affected by appendicitis is localized in the right lower abdomen . In fact, the symptoms of appendicitis usually begin in the area of ​​the navel before they move into the lower abdomen. However, children who have an appendix of the cecum or in whom the cecum is several centimeters long, but may present in the presence of inflammatory processes quite Left Side Abdominal Pain in the lower abdomen. Treatment of acute appendicitis also occurs in children through surgical removal the affected areas.

The so-called ” intussusception ” is one of the typical diseases in small children, which can provoke abdominal pain in the left or right lower abdomen. Intussusception is a condition in which a higher-seated intestinal section invades a deeper-lying one. This phenomenon primarily affects portions of the early small intestine that invade the large intestine . Children who suffer from intussusception usually experience sudden, severe abdominal pain on the right or left in the lower abdomen. In addition, especially small children and infants appear to be restless and anxious in the presence of an intussusception.

The surface of the abdominal cavity is at the beginning of the disease when considered as clearly sunkenIn the further course, however, it comes to constipation (constipation) which make the abdomen appear increasingly bloated. An intussusception that leads to excessive abdominal pain on the right or left in the lower abdomen must be treated promptly .

Left Side Abdominal Pain
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