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What do I do about severe squeezing abdominal pain in upper left quadrant?

What do I do about severe squeezing abdominal pain in upper left quadrant?

Lots possible...: Anatomically, the left upper quadrant (luq) of abdomen includes: spleen, pancreatic tail, stomach, descending duodenum, splenic flexure of the colon, associated vessels. Don't forget the diaphragm, heart, and lower chest are pretty close by. The abdominal musculature, ribs, and skin can all contribute as well to localizing luq pain. An exam is appropriate for clarity of diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

Belly Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the stomach region or belly. Almost everyone experiences pain in the abdomen at one time or another. Most of the time, it is not caused by a serious medical problem. There are many organs in the abdomen. Pain in the abdomen can originate from any one of them, including: Organs related to digestion -- the end of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas The aorta -- a large blood vessel that runs straight down the inside of the abdomen The appendix -- an organ in the lower right abdomen that no longer serves much function The kidneys -- two bean-shaped organs that lie deep within the abdominal cavity The spleen -- an organ involved in blood maintenance and infection control However, the pain may start from somewhere else -- like your chest or pelvic area. You may also have a generalized infection, such as the flu or strep throat, that affects many parts of your body. The intensity of the pain does not always reflect the seriousness of the condition causing the pain. Severe abdominal pain can be from mild conditions, such as gas or the cramping of viral gastroenteritis. On the other hand, relatively mild pain or no pain may be present with life-threatening conditions, such as cancer of the ...Read more


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Abdominal pain in upper left quadrant below ribs not constant ,associated with gurgling and pressure been goingonforabout three days now?

Abdominal pain in upper left quadrant below ribs not constant ,associated with gurgling and pressure been goingonforabout three days now?

Constipated: it could be from constipation or colitis of the colon The stomach sometimes is referred to the left upper quadrant If in colon you get gurgling and pressure so make sure you had a BM Taking fiber and or probiotics may help If it increases in nature see provider ...Read more

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Any ideas why is it that I have left upper quadrant abdominal pain?

Any ideas why is it that I have left upper quadrant abdominal pain?

Watch your diet: Abdominal pain upper right or left could indicate gallbladder disease it depend on if the pain is associated with food it can be caused by constipation as well watch your bowel movement it can be caused by irritable bowel syndrome that can cause bloating and pain secondary to spasm in the intestine triggered by food or stress. ...Read more

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Short bout of severe left upper quadrant abdominal pain could not take deep breath. Woke me up then went away should i worry go to dr. d i wn?

Short bout of severe left upper quadrant abdominal pain could not take deep breath.  Woke me up then went away should i worry go to dr.     d i wn?

Could be your colon: pain in LUQ could indicate a colon problem like diverticulosis. or it could be a spleen problem rarely. or it could be a referral pain from a gallbladder disease. or it could part of generalized digestive problem called irritable bowel syndrome. see a doctor they can narrowed down for you ...Read more

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Im having abdominal pain in my upper left quadrant aswell as back pain, I've had for 8 days. Im not sure if its needed to go to the ER or wait 4 days for an appointment. Im fearful of pancreatitis.

Depends: If you've had the pain for eight days it is less likely to be pancreatitis as by now it would have gotten so bad you would have gone to the er by now. If you can still eat and drink enough and it doesn't cause the pain to increase, then you probably could wait for your appointment. ...Read more

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Severe pain after hitting left upper quadrant of abdomen. Any ideas?

Many possibilities: There are several possibilities. Minor accident or major car accident? Possibilities range from mild muscle trauma pain, rib or rib fracture pain & less likely spleen, liver, or lung injury. Would need to see a doctor for a better evaluation. ...Read more

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What do I do about severe pain for over 6 days left upper quadrant of abdomen any ideas?

What do I do about severe pain for over 6 days left upper quadrant of abdomen any ideas?

See Physician: May need a ct of the abdomen as this is an area that is not readily associated with a common diagnosis. (i.e. Right lower = appendix). ...Read more

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I want to know if this is a serious medical issue. I can't help to worry. The numbing at the left upper quadrant of my abdomen isn't painful. Its as if a blood is gushing through.

I want to know if this is a serious medical issue. I can't help to worry. The numbing at the left upper quadrant of my abdomen isn't painful. Its as if a blood is gushing through.

Probably ok : There is no specific diagnosis for this, but I would see your primary doctor for an exam. Ask your doctor to check and see if your spleen is enlarged. That's in the left upper abdomen, and is unlikely to be the cause, but worth a visit and an exam. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Left upper quadrant of the abdomen is in extreme pain--what should I do?

See doctor!: You need to be evaluated by a doctor to give you useful information. ...Read more

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Abdominal Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the ...Read more