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Lower left abdominal pain

Hi everyone,

I'm stumped. I have had localized pain/pinching in my lower left abdomen since early February 2011. It's constantly there but hurts more when sitting, and sudden movements hurt it too. The pain is accentuated when I am bloated or when gas moves by, so it seems to be related to colon pressure. Sometimes my left kidney/ribs are tender to the touch. I have a family history of endometriosis, diverticulitis, and colon cancer, but I'm only 31. I eat lots of fiber, drink plenty of water, and am in general good shape.

My symptoms are only this pain- my stools look normal, I don't have a fever, etc. The only catch is that this pain started the day I began to miscarry (the spotting)  :(  But my miscarriage happened in late February, and the pain hasn't changed. I don't know if it's related or not, my OB/GYN and general doctors think it's unrelated because my ultrasound scans show that everything reproductive is structurally normal.

I keep a food diary and there don't seem to be any triggers- it's just always hurting. Does anyone have recommendations or a similar experience? Is it unreasonable that I push for a colonoscopy?

Thanks a ton.
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Hmm. My pain has subsided since I started my period (first one since the m/c); do you think I should still get the colonoscopy? I suppose it wouldn't "hurt."
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Please get that colonoscopy.  If colon cancer runs in your family you need to get a colonoscopy regardless of having any symptoms even if you are only 31.
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