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I am 24 years old I am active duty military I have been having sharp throbbing like pains in my left lower abdomen and I am not quite sure what it is I know I am not pregnant my tubes have been burnt clipped and tied. I really need to know do I need to go to a doctor.


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replied May 19th, 2011
Abdominal Pain Answer A23159
Hi,
Welcome to the ehealthforum. I am glad to help you out. It could possibly be due to a stone in the ureter or the left kidney which can present with a severe pain and usually this pain radiates down to the groin. The test of choice for the confirmation is CT-IVU.

In this, a contrast is injected into the veins and as the contrast is getting excreted through the urinary system, CT scan is done to look for any stones. Please do consult a urologist for the same.

I sincerely hope this helps. Take care.



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