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"I have cramps and a lump on left lower abdomen. What could it be?"

ZocdocAnswersI have cramps and a lump on left lower abdomen. What could it be?


Hi, for 2 years, i often have cramp at my left lower abdomen, i felt a lump present at that area, lump and pain relieved if i press hard at that area with finger, and same time there is a sound went off


You have some abdominal discomfort and a lump in the left lower abdomen. There could be a number of explanations for your symptoms, so it is important to make an appointment with your primary care doctor. It sounds like a chronic issue given that it has been going on for about two years as you mentioned. The differential diagnosis could be a hernia or diverticular disease. Hernias can develop if a person has weakened layers of the abdominal wall. The compromised area can allow portions of the bowel to protrude through and form a lump that you can see. It can sometimes be pushed back in. It is associated with abdominal discomfort. It is worsened with increased abdominal pressures such as lifting heavy objects or coughing. It can be develop into a serious condition if part of the bowel rotates on itself. If it does, it is usually associated with severe pain. Another possibility is diverticular disease. Diverticulitis is inflammation of infection of a diverticulum of the colon. A diverticulum is a small outpouching of the colon. It can be associated with pain, fevers, constipation. It is usually located in the left lower quadrant of the abdomen. Again, you should make an appointment with your primary care doctor to have your symptoms evaluated more thoroughly.

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