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Shooting pain from abdomen to rectum

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I am 36 year old male. For the past 3 years I occasionally (every other month)get shooting pains from my lower left abdomen just above the groin that shoots through to my rectum. When the pain comes it can make my hips jerk forward due to the sharpness of it. When I press on my abdomen where the pain locates the pain increases all the way from front to back. If a cough it hurts at my back passage even when walking each step seems to increase the pain/uncomfortable level.
On some occasions there is small traces of blood after a BM, but not all the time.
My father has had colitis for many years, do you think this is related in any way or something totally different?

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replied October 20th, 2010
Abdominal Pain Answer A16800
Thanks for using this forum...

The radiating nature of pain seems to be due to some hernia on left side;i would like yopu to be examined by a surgeon as the pain could arise from either a hernia,colitis,infection in left gut,and some other causes which are quite maneageable....

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