Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Overview Underlying Cause Anatomy

Left Lower Abdominal Tenderness Anatomy

To better understand left lower abdominal tenderness, it helps to understand the anatomy of the abdomen.

Abdominal Anatomy
The internal organs are protected by a muscular abdominal wall:

  • Superficial abdominal muscles
  • Deep abdominal muscles

Organs in the abdomen include:
  • Intestines
  • Kidneys
  • Liver
  • Gallbladder
  • Pancreas
  • Spleen
  • Stomach
  • Uterus and ovaries in females (lower abdomen)
  • Genitourinary system in males

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