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Caffeine causing lower left side pain ?

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I have been having pain in my lower left side about an inch in front of my hip bone. Severe enough that when I went to the E.R the first time it happened which was febuary of 2012, they thought I had an Ovarian Torsion. They did and ultrasound and found nothing. I thought back about what I had done that day and realized I had drank a few soda's containing caffiene. I stopped drinking them and it didn't occur again until I had a few sups of another caffeinated drink. To this day it still occurs. I sometimes cannot avoid drinking something with caffeine, and would like to know why this occurs.


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replied May 16th, 2013
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Welcome to e health forum.

The cause of the pain would be nonspecific and just due to irritated bowels causing spasmodic contractions, which may be be painful in some cases.

Foods rich in carbohydrates, spicy or fatty foods, coffee (contains Caffiene), and alcohol can precipitate Spasms, or sudden strong muscle contractions in the intestines which can be felt as severe abdominal cramps.

If you seem to be having symptoms with intake of caffeinated drinks, you should probably avoid them.

Medications like bentyl (anticholinergic medications) can be prescribed by a doctor to prevent your symptoms if they occur more frequently and affect your daily activities.

I hope this helps.


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