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Doctor insights on: Burning Feeling In Upper Left Abdomen Symptoms

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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

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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There's a slight burning feeling/discomfort in my upper left abdomen area. I've felt this before, but it went away. I feel it again, what could it be?

There's a slight burning feeling/discomfort in my upper left abdomen area. I've felt this before, but it went away. I feel it again, what could it be?

LUQ abd discomfort: It could be many things. Is it worsened or relieved by eating? Worse with exercise? Exercise induced suggests musculoskeletal, food induced (especially fat) suggests gallbladder problems. You are already on Prilosec that should help with peptic problems. If it persists, a physical exam and an ultrasound may be helpful. ...Read more

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Can you have a panc. tumor that is causing pain but no other symptoms for over 8 months? Burning pain in upper left abdomen, heartburn when eating.

Can you have a panc. tumor that is causing pain but no other symptoms for over 8 months? Burning pain in upper left abdomen, heartburn when eating.

No: Most common symptom of pancreatic cancer would be painless jaundice. Pancreatic cancer is also extremely uncommon in your age group. Taking metformin WITH food may reduce your symptoms significantly. If not, tell your doctor that you are having stomach problems with metformin and you will be prescribed an alternative medication. ...Read more

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Burning and pinching upper left abdomen small spot pain is getting worse esp when i pull or pick up something. What could it be?

Burning and pinching upper left abdomen small spot pain is getting worse esp when i pull or pick up something. What could it be?

Probably muscle pain: Because the pain is worse on movements it may be muscular pain.But it can be due to other causes as well and you should have it checked if it is getting worse. ...Read more

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I have a burning pain in the upper left abdomen. I was picking up heavy items during a move. How do I know if it's a hernia? Any home remedies?

I have a burning pain in the upper left abdomen. I was picking up heavy items during a move.  How do I know if it's a hernia? Any home remedies?

Hard to say : Hernia can be hard to diagnosed at home. Burning usually goes w nerve type pain or ulcer. If it is a hernia, it tends to get bigger and needs to b fixed but u will have to c a physician to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have been having pain in my upper left abdomen in my lower rib cage. It feels like a burning, stinging pain. Gets worse at night and worse every day?

I have been having pain in my upper left abdomen in my lower rib cage. It feels like a burning, stinging pain. Gets worse at night and worse every day?

Visit you Doc: The spleen and stomach anatomically located in this area. But may be multiple other causes. You need to check with your provider to get a physical exam and get some more tests done as is getting worse. ...Read more

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When I lay on bed skin burning sensation in the upper left abdomen near rib cage worsens if turn left ,If turn right i can sleep without it. any help?

When I lay on bed skin burning sensation in the upper left abdomen near rib cage worsens if turn left ,If turn right i can sleep without it. any help?

Neuropathy: Localized sensation of skin burning most likely is secondary to compression or irritation of a local nerve that provides sensation to the area of skin affected. You may or may not recall any precipitating factors. Likely the discomfort will be temporary, but if it persists or worsens you will need to see a physician. ...Read more

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Pain in upper left abdomen yellow stools Pain near left should blade burning in abdomen sometimes sharp jabs help me no insurance ?

Pain in upper left abdomen yellow stools Pain near left should blade burning in abdomen sometimes sharp jabs help me no insurance ?

Exam: Your symptoms require further examination and evaluation with blood and urine testing as well as an abdominal ultrasound. Continue your Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) and I suggest calling your local health department clinic for an appointment. ...Read more