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what does it mean when your upper left side hurts

A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
LUQ anatomy: Anatomically, the left upper quadrant (luq) of abdomen includes: spleen, pancreatic tail, stomach, descending duodenum, splenic flexure of the colon, ... Read More
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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Possibilities....: There are too many possibilities and too little information to tell you what it means. I don't know how long this has been going on, whether or not y ... Read More

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Valerie Cacho
11 years experience Sleep Medicine
Depends: Dear Yvette, Sorry you are having pain. Depends where on your left side of the body as the pain can be from the muscles in your arms, abdomen or leg ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Could be many things: Talk to your physician.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
32 years experience Fertility Medicine
Several possibilites: Pain after an ivf retrieval could be from cysts, infection, internal bleeding from the retrieval, injury to organs among other things. Although it is ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terri Graham
30 years experience Pediatrics
Facial pain: The answer depends on many variable factors. Possibilities include a migraine headache, sinus or ear infection, or tooth related pain. If the pain l ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
57 years experience Neurology
Not the brain!! : The brain itself cannot feel pain ! pain is due to pressure or irritation of tissues such as muscles, blood vessels or meninges the headache you are ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Pain: Pain indicates something wrong. if present more than 2 weeks, see ENT doc. Otherwise may be URI pharyngitis which is self limited.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarik Hadid
17 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Many : Many possibilities exist. Infection such as viral or bacterial tonsillitis, tonsillar abscess and also cancer can cause that. There are many other cau ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Moranville
35 years experience Psychiatry
Many possibilities: Depends on type of pain, severity, duration, etc. I would discuss with your primary physician
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience Pain Management
Sounds like: Pain due to slipped rib syndrome or rib dysfunction, or costochondritis. Try some otc ibuprophen for a few days and see your doctor for physical exam ... Read More

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