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What does it mean when your left side stomach hurts

A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Planned parenthood: Without a review of your history & an exam it is not possible to determine what causes your pain. Clinics like planned parenthood offers a number ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irina Kovatch
Surgery 15 years experience
May be GYN related: Most frequently left lower quadrant abdominal pain in a young female is caused by gyn related issues (e.g. Ruptured ovarian cyst). Less commonly, at t... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Many possibilities: A simple tummy ache with symptoms like nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, whether at home or traveling, may be from a virus infection, bacteria infection,... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Anything: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hu... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Mantz
Family Medicine 39 years experience
See physician: Many possibilities! that's why need to see doctor. Needs to know what makes it worse, would makes it better, exactly where it hurts. Does it interfere... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Dr. Jan Lei Iwataanswered
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Need more info?: When did it begin? With or without food? Does it hurt more after eating or during? Do you have heartburn? Do you drink enough water, or do you drink c... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
Cardiac Electrophysiology 43 years experience
It is likely just: a muscle strain from the force of the sneeze. Now it is irritated each time you repeat. Potentially you could have an intraabdominal organ issue (sple... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 35 years experience
Possible hernia: A hernia is a tear in the abdominal muscle. If you have one on your left side then it would show up as a bump in this area and might feel like a pulle... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
There are many possible causes for what you describe. It could be due to a sore abdominal muscle, especially if you are doing a lot of abdominal exerc... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
See doctor: You need to see a physician to have a complete history and physical. An exam and possibly imaging such as ultrasound may easily answer the question. P... Read More
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