Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Overview Underlying Cause Anatomy

Left Lower Abdominal Tenderness Overview

What is left lower abdominal tenderness?
A person with left lower abdominal tenderness has pain or discomfort in the left, lower part of the abdomen, when pressure is applied with the hand. Common causes of left lower abdominal tenderness in adults include constipation, diverticulitis, hernia, irritable bowel syndrome, and kidney stones. Severe abdominal tenderness that has spread all over the abdomen is a surgical emergency.

What are the symptoms of left lower abdominal tenderness?
Important features of left lower abdominal tenderness include pain severity, character, timing, location, and the presence of additional symptoms. Symptoms that can occur with left lower abdominal tenderness include abdominal swelling, left lower abdominal pain, excessive gas, fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, and loss of appetite. Left lower abdominal pain may spread to the groin or back.

How does the doctor treat left lower abdominal tenderness?
Treatment for left lower abdominal tenderness depends on the underlying cause. Serious causes of left lower abdominal tenderness may require antibiotics or surgery.

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