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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 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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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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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

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What causes a burning and cooling feeling on the left upper abdomen?

What causes a burning and cooling feeling on the left upper abdomen?

Depends: left upper abdomin incases the spleen , clears old blood cells and has a role in infection prevention, but it could be as easy as cool fluids drank just prior since the stomach is partly there too, if no other symptoms like bloating or pain or change in stool pattern not much concern yet. ...Read more

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Burning feeling in lower left abdomen while sitting ?

Burning feeling in lower left abdomen while sitting ?

Poor posture?: Not enough info to help you. Does walking help if so get up and move around. Are you constipated? Do you slouch? Any testicular pain or swelling? ...Read more

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What seems to be the problem if you have a feeling of burning sensation on the left upper abdomen?

What seems to be the problem if you have a feeling of burning sensation on the left upper abdomen?

See a doctor: The symptom you describe could fit into multiple different diagnoses. You need to provide a full detailed history and undergo an exam by a concerned pcp who may then want to refer you to a GI doctor. Hope you feel better quickly. ...Read more

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Are extreme bloating and a burning feeling in the center of your abdomen symptoms of a duodenal ulcer?

Are extreme bloating and a burning feeling in the center of your abdomen symptoms of a duodenal ulcer?

Yes they could: These can certainly be symptoms of an ulcer. You should have a thorough exam including an endoscopy as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I have a burning feeling on the left side of my abdomen. No pain but I am also feeling dizzy/faint and have quite a lot of gas. Could it be my uc?

I have a burning feeling on the left side of my abdomen. No pain but I am also feeling dizzy/faint and have quite a lot of gas. Could it be my uc?

Yes: If you have uc, a flare could present with many different symptoms. This may be the start of something that will progress to a more typical flare for you. ...Read more

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I'm having pain in my upper left and mid abdomen. Ab. Ultrasound was neg. Pain is mostly constant, burning. No other symptoms. 30yr female. Any ideas?

I'm having pain in my upper left and mid abdomen. Ab. Ultrasound was neg. Pain is mostly constant, burning. No other symptoms. 30yr female. Any ideas?

Possibilities...: The symptom that you experiencing could be caused by gastritis, inflammation of the stomach, or ulcer disease. I would advise you to see your primary care doctor soon so that he or she can refer you to see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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What can cause 7wks persistent stomach problems? Im 20 and very worried. Usual symptoms ; burning/sting in left abdomen, discomfort, nausea & more

What can cause 7wks persistent stomach problems? Im 20 and very worried. Usual symptoms ; burning/sting in left abdomen, discomfort, nausea & more

Left sided abd. pain: Causes of recurrent abdominal discomfort as described may be identified by first addressing signs/symptoms so as to localize the organ involved: in women--vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniations? Other risk factors? ...Read more

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Symptoms: ovarian cysts, itching and burning sensation around my left lower abdomen, hungry more often, less bowel movements. What can this be?

Symptoms: ovarian cysts, itching and burning sensation around my left lower abdomen, hungry more often, less bowel movements.  What can this be?

Not related: Ovarian cysts can be normal by the way. Ask your doctor what they think. But hunger, and bowel changes are something to do with your bowels. You might need to see a GI specialist. Left lower quadrant pain can also be from your ovarian cyst or from your bowel. Need your doctor to help you decide how to tackle this complex of symptoms. ...Read more

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Occassionally feel a short stab tear feeling in upper left abdomen. What can this be?

Maybe nothing: A good history and physical may find the problem like diveriticulitis , gastritis , a pulled muscle , strain or hernia. Xrays , ultrasound and labs may be helpful. ...Read more