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There are various causes for left lower abdominal pain. Pain and discomfort on the lower left side of abdomen can be due to several causes such as Crohn’s disease, diverticulitis, infection in kidney, kidney stones, adhesions, polycystic ovary in females, IBS, constipation, and an abscess in rectus abdominis muscle or psoas muscle. Since you do not have a lump or a tender hot spot, in all probability it is not a muscle. It could also be a periumbilical hernia that has got trapped resulting in small bowel obstruction or mesenteric ischemia. There is a possibility that there is a stone in the urinary system. This also causes pain that can be felt in groin and hip area. Acid reflux and adhesions due to gallbladder surgery can cause pain in upper abdominal area, hence the other causes enumerated above will have to be ruled out. Do discuss this with your doctor and get yourself examined. Cut down on gluten and see if it helps. Consult a gynecologist to get the ovaries assessed.
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Even though you had your gallbladder removed you can still get gallstones. I had my gall bladder removed 2 yrs ago, and if i eat taco's, mild sauce or drink mt. dews i still get gall stones. i have obviously learned to stay away from them, but i had the same symptoms as when i would have a gallbladder attack (nausea, severe pain, not being able to eat and the bubbling in my stomach.) i myself have Acid reflux/GERD and deal with the nausea everyday.. Good luck to ya hoped it helped