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What does a burning sensation in my lower left abdomen indicate?

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A burning sensation in the lower left abdomen can be caused by diverticulitis, intestinal obstruction or constipation, according to Med Guidance. Other causes include ovulation, left kidney stones and ectopic pregnancy.

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Urinary tract infections can also cause a burning sensation in the lower left abdomen. Other symptoms of a urinary tract infection include urinary frequency and urgency, and blood in the urine, according to Parents magazine. Up to 10 percent of expectant women experience urinary tract infections during their pregnancies. Urinary tract infections can lead to kidney infections, which may increase the risk for preterm labor. Once the infection is treated with antibiotics, the symptoms resolve, including lower abdominal pain.

A hernia can also cause lower left abdominal pain accompanied by burning sensations. Other symptoms may include shooting pains in the groin and a pinching sensation, according to Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital. A hernia develops when a portion of an internal organ pushes or bulges through a weakened area of a certain muscle. They can affect men, women and children. An inguinal hernia is the type of hernia that most often affects the lower abdominal muscles, and it occurs in the area between the thigh and the abdomen in the groin area.

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