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A 26-year-old female asked:

Pinching pain feels close to surface upper left abdomen x 2days. gurgling. stool normal. feels worse with movement or straining. appetite normal. 27/f?

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Dr. Erin Robertson
General Practice 20 years experience
Left upper quadrant: That area houses spleen, stomach, pancreas, small intestine, end of transverse colon & beginning of descending colon. Pain could be "referred"/unrelated to GI tract or due to abdominal wall muscle since worse w/ movement & Valsalva. There's also well-known link between HT, celiac disease & leaky gut, so consider visit to gastroenterologist for thorough work-up. ER: fever/BM w/blood/no gas passing.

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