If you experience a lower left abdominal pain, it is probably a source of nuisance in your life. Perhaps it might be of some comfort for you to know that you are not alone. A pain in the lower left side of the abdomen is quite common, especially for women, and the pain is sometimes paired with lower left back pain as well. Pain in the lower left side of the abdomen is sometimes called left lower quadrant pain (LLQ pain) and in this article I’ll look at possible causes for this pain.
Lower Left Abdominal Pain – Causes
Constipation is one of the causes of a left lower quadrant pain. Family practitioner, Dr. Melinda Ratini, suggests that constipation might be the cause for abdominal pain as well as swollen abdomen.1
Often constipation comes with some distinct symptoms, mainly pain when passing stools, hard or small stools and a sense that not everything came out.
The causes for constipation can vary, but the main reasons are stress, irregular diet and consuming a lot of white flour, processed products and fried food.
If you are looking for ways to relieve constipation, please read my article about the best home remedies to relieve constipation.
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