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Old 06-24-2008, 05:47 PM   #1
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Lower left quadrant lump and pain?

When looking at a woman's pelvis from the front, I know that both the left ovary and sigmoid colon is located in the lower left quadrant. My question is, is the left ovary located in the front, with the sigmoid colon running behind it, or is the left ovary and sigmoid colon side by side or is the left ovary located behind the sigmoid colon?

The reason for this is because I can feel a lump in my lower left side, right where I think my left ovary is located, however, know that the sigmoid colon is located in this same area and so I'm trying to determine whether the lump is caused by my ovary or by my colon? I had an ultrasound done a few weeks back and it didn't show an ovarian cyst (I am prone to getting them often and also have endometriosis). I'm not constipated and have bowel movements (although painful), so it can't be constipation causing a lump in my colon...?

Anyways, any help would be muchly appreciated, I have searched everywhere on google for a picture and for help to try to figure out my above questions about the location of the left ovary and sigmoid colon with no luck.

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Old 06-25-2008, 01:19 AM   #2
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Re: Lower left quadrant lump and pain?

Hi Pretzel,

If I were you I would stop searching the internet and go and see your family physician. Tell him or her that you are feeling a lump that was not there before and have them check it out. You need a practiced hand to take a look at what it is that you are feeling. Make an appointment and in the meantime, see if the lump is still there when you lie down. There are muscles in that area also that harden when you are standing.

Put your mind at ease and go and see someone who can tell you for sure.

Take care and best regards.

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