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CT Scan benefit outweigh the risk? Im 23 with 3 CT scans already. Doctors concerned about chronic upper left abdomen pain radiating to back.

CT Scan benefit outweigh the risk? Im 23 with 3 CT scans already. Doctors concerned about chronic upper left abdomen pain radiating to back.

Depends: It depends on what your dr is concerned about. CT scans do provide significant radiation exposure. Some causes of left upper abdominal pain can e assessed by ultrasound or endoscopy, depending on your other symptoms and risks. If however, your doctor can provide good reason why CT scan is necessary, then it is probably worth doing. You can always seek a second opinion. ...Read more

Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more


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Large bruise on my upper left abdomen. the bruise has now faded slightly and has left knots. and i can't hold down much food, with low grade fever?

Large bruise on my upper left abdomen. the bruise has now faded slightly  and has left knots. and i can't hold down much food, with low grade fever?

Abdomen bruise: Based on what is happening with you there may be a deeper issue going on. You need to be evaluated today either be your doctor or in a urgent care. Possibly an ER if your symptoms worsen and if you have dizziness/lightheadness. ...Read more

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For three days now, I've had a nagging bruised sensation in my lower abdomen and bruises appeared yesterday, no prior injuries, and I am pregnant. Should I be concerned? Last week though I had pain in my upper left abdomen and had an exam, had a high lipa

For three days now, I've had a nagging bruised sensation in my lower abdomen and bruises appeared yesterday, no prior injuries, and I am pregnant. Should I be concerned? Last week though I had pain in my upper left abdomen and had an exam, had a high lipa

ASAP...: If you are pregnant and are having unexplained bruises appear on your abdomen, you need to be seen ASAP This can sometimes be serious and its not possible to know without more information and labwork. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Upper left abdomen tender to touch and movement, similar to pulled muscle. Started walking 1/2 mile today. What could it be?

Upper left abdomen tender to touch and movement, similar to pulled muscle. Started walking 1/2 mile today. What could it be?

Pulled muscle: If you are not used to walking regularly and specially if you are overweight, half mile walk can result in strain and spasm in the oblique muscle that start from the bottom ribs, so you can have some pain at the rib junction with the muscle hopefully it will resolve in a couple of days .Good luck. ...Read more

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Should i go to er? I have had back pain, chest pain, and slight shortness of breath for well over a week now. In the past couple of days, my upper left abdomen has swollen, is extremely painful, and very tender to the touch. My left side and my back also

Should  i go to er? I have had back pain, chest pain, and slight shortness of breath for well over a week now. In the past couple of days, my upper left abdomen has swollen, is extremely painful, and very tender to the touch. My left side and my back also

Hello. : Hello. I can't diagnose your condition. However you describe severe pain in the left upper quadrant of your abdomen with swelling and tenderness to palpation. You also have nausea as well as shortness of breath with pain extending into the chest and back. I think that this constellation of symptoms would warrant an evaluation at an emergency room. Take care. I hope you are feeling better soon. ...Read more

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What cause upper left abdominal pain feels like it's pulling through chest front of neck &under jaw? Upper left abdomen very painful & tender to touch

What cause upper left abdominal pain feels like it's pulling through chest front of neck &under jaw? Upper left abdomen very painful & tender to touch

LUQ anatomy: 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. Get examined now please for clarity of diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more

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What causes off and on pain in my upper left abdomen?

What causes off and on pain in my upper left abdomen?

Many things.: If this has been going on for a while - weeks to months - i'd get it checked out by your doc. It could be a muscle strain, pain in the cartilage or muscles of ribs. It could be gastritis, which is inflammation of the lining of the stomach. If you're also having fevers, weight loss, or the pain is waking you up at night, that's more concerning and should definitely have an eval by your doctor. ...Read more

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Cramps in my upper left abdomen. What is there?

Cramps in my upper left abdomen. What is there?

Few things.: You have muscles in-between the ribs, under the ribs (diaphragm). Irritation of the stomach (gastritis) could sometimes feel like upper l abdomen pain. The spleen is also there, but unless you're having other symptoms, it's less likely that's the cause of the pain. It's something you need to get checked out by your doc for, though! ...Read more

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What is this pain and pulsing in my upper left abdomen?

What is this pain and  pulsing in my upper left abdomen?

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

Upper Left Abdomen (Definition)

This is the area below the ribs on the left side of the abdomen. This generally referred to ...Read more


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Bruising (Definition)

Bruises may occur over skin that is injured. Bruising from very minor injury can be a sign ...Read more