Lower left abdominal pain


Abdominal pain normally referred as Abdomen pain could be mild which you may consider to be negligible or very severe. However, no lower left abdominal pain should be neglected even if it’s mild. Negligence in such small cases leads to major health issue. Thus, it is advisable to consult the doctors on experiencing any type of pain in the abdomen. Most of these pains can be easily diagnosed and treated.

Some of the common causes of the pain are constipation, menstrual cramps, food poisoning, gas, ulcers, stomach flu, indigestion, lactose intolerance, food allergies and many more. Although there are various causes of the stomach ache when deeply analyzed, it’s always better to have knowledge of at least some common causes to take preliminary precautions.

Some of the facts about these common causes of lower left abdominal pain are as follows:

Indigestion: It is a feeling of discomfort caused during or after a meal. It results in burning or pain in the upper abdomen. The symptoms of indigestion include acidic taste, burning in upper abdomen, Nausea and vomiting, gas, etc. Along with digestion, people often complaints of heartburn. However, it is to be noticed that heartburn is the cause of rise of stomach acids in the esophagus.

Constipation: The less frequent or difficult bowel movement leads to constipation. Every individual experiences bowel movements at different times. Some experiences it thrice a day, while the others only once or twice in a week. If the bowel movement doesn’t occur within three days, the stool become hard and results into difficulty to pass. Inadequate water intake or fiber in diet, inadequate activity, stress, eating disorders, overuse of laxatives (stool softeners) and many more are the causes of constipation.

Gas: It can be referred as the by-product of the foods we take. Gas is produced when the digestive system breaks down food. This gas is a composition of carbon dioxide, nitrogen, oxygen, methane and hydrogen. Its occurrence in the stomach can be painful as well as embarrassing socially.
Food Poisoning: It can be life-threatening problem and severe food poisoning or infection due to food-borne organisms can even take away the live of the person suffering from it. The common symptoms of food poisoning include mild intestinal discomfort, severe dehydration and bloody diarrhea.

Ulcers: These are painful sores which develop in the first part of the small intestine. The imbalance between the duodenum (first part of small intestine) and stomach’s digestive fluids helps in the development of ulcers. Some very basic symptoms of ulcers include heartburn, nausea or vomiting, weight loss, severe pain in mid to upper abdomen, etc.

Lactose intolerance: It is nothing but an inability in which a person finds it difficult to digest the lactose that is found in milk and dairy products. This isn’t too dangerous, but its symptoms are distressing. The symptoms are diarrhea, bloating, stomach cramps, Nausea, painful gas, etc.

These are some of the common causes of lower abdomen pain which can be treated after early diagnosis. There are some more causes which are severe than these basic causes. To name a few, the other causes of the pain include pelvic inflammatory disease, Hernia, gallstones, Kidney stones, endomorphisms, urinary tract infection, appendicitis, etc. All the types of pains in the abdomen can be cured on early detection and thus, the person suffering from such pain must consult the doctor immediately.