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Girfriend, severe pain in lower left side

Hi, I was wondering if anyone can help??
For about 4-5 weeks now, she has had severe pains in the lower left side, below her stomach. These started about a week before her period. When her period was due, for about a week, she bled very lightly, and then it was followed by really heavy bleeding for another week! Her period is due Sunday, but since around the 27th October, these pains have been getting worse and worse everyday, so much so she wants to cry. We have had other sexual interactions, but never had intercourse, so I know that she's not pregnant, hence her period being on time.

Any help/idea as to what this could be would be very appreciated
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351246 tn?1379685732
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Hi!
There are various causes for left lower abdominal pain other than ectopic or normal pregnancy. Pain and discomfort on the lower left side of abdomen just below and to the left of navel can be due to several causes such as Crohn’s disease, colitis, diverticulitis, infection in kidney, kidney stones, adhesions, polycystic ovary in females, IBS, constipation, and an abscess in rectus abdominis muscle or psoas muscle.
Please ask your girlfriend to consult a doctor for primary examination followed by proper referral as a confirmed diagnosis is not possible on net. Take care!
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Hello, thanks a lot for the reply. Her period is now 3 days overdue, and her urination has increased, cos this potentially be due to an ovarian cyst or similar?
4250330 tn?1388624779
I would have a pregnancy test done it sounded like she could have had a miscarriage if she was pregnant.. If y'all haven't had sex at all since y'all have been together then I wouldn't worry about the test just see a doctor ASAP
4250330 tn?1388624779
Nevermind about that.. Didn't see the one part about intercourse I would see a doctor my sister had the same things and it was her overies I would deff. See a doctor ASAP or go to the ER
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Hello, just a quick update, her period has still not come, and she appears to have quite a lot of the pregnancy type symtpoms. Is there anything else  is could be, like ovaries or something other than pregnancy? Could polysystic ovaries cause all of these symptoms including a late, and maybe potentially missed period. Any advice would be greatly appreciated, because she is only 15 :(. Thanks in advance!
4250330 tn?1388624779
I would go to the doctor I was told 2 days ago I have a cyst on my liver so I would deff take her before it gets even worse
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