Conditions that may Result to Lower Left Pelvic Pain

Lower left pelvic pain is an indicator of a condition that is more often felt by women and the elderly. The lower left pelvic region has a lot of body organs that is possibly the culprit of the pain. Some of the organs that are found in this region are the lower end of the left kidney, the left ureter, part of the descending large bowel, the sigmoid colon, part of the urinary bladder, the left ovary and tube, part of large blood vessels such as the aorta and its branches, nerves on the left abdomen, and muscles and skins covering the left side of the abdominal wall. Therefore any conditions involving these body parts may result in to lower left pelvic pain and this article will discuss a few of them.

Trapped wind is a condition wherein there is a presence of excess wind in the large bowel or the stomach. It is caused by a variety of factors such as swallowed air, gas produced by bacteria from fermentation of indigestible food, a by-product gas from the reaction of acid and alkaline, and gas released from the blood into the gut. If the wind is trapped in the large bowel, the condition will cause lower left pelvic pain.

Another potential cause of lower left pelvic pain is ovarian cyst. The pain presents when the cyst is twisted or has ruptured. Its main symptom is a sudden pain that may shift to the thighs as well. Some people may mistake it for appendicitis but the pain in this condition is more sudden, is not accompanied with fever, does not affect the appetite, and the person affected may be rolling in pain.

Transverse colon volvulus is the last example of a condition that can cause lower left pelvic pain. This condition is characterized by the twisting of the transverse colon on itself. This condition can cause intestinal obstruction and therefore it is very fatal. Some of the leading causes of transverse colon volvulus are excessive high fiber diet, Clostridium Difficile Pseudomembraneous colitis, Crohn’s disease, tumor or cancer at the colon, accumulation of fluid in the abdomen causing the liver to float, previous gastric or abdominal surgery, presence of congenital bands due to abnormal rotations from birth, and chronic constipation.