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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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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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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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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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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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Weird bubbling (not burning) sensation in upper left chest/abdomen?

Weird bubbling (not burning) sensation in upper left chest/abdomen?

More info: Is it occurring w/ breathing or anytime. Any reflux symptoms? Any breathing issues? Fever? Possibly gastroesophageal reflux, gas, or even lung disease. If any pain associated or breathing issues, i would be seen by your family physician. ...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