Lower-left abdomen pain worse after meals can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'needs attention' to 'very serious'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose lower-left abdomen pain worse after meals, we could:
|Intestinal Obstruction||1%||Ruled out|
LOWER-LEFT abdomen: Do you experience discomfort or pain above the left hip that sometimes or always becomes worse after eating?
Possible responses:→ No / I only have pain when I eat / don't know
→ Rarely / a few times a year
→ Yes, mild pain becomes moderate pain after eating
→ Yes, mild pain becomes severe pain
→ Yes, moderate pain becomes severe pain
The pain can range from a mild stomach ache to severe pain.