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Mri identified bulging disc in lumbar spine that is contacting s.Nerve. Could this be causing abdominal pain/bloating, swollen glands & sore throat?

Mri identified  bulging disc in lumbar spine that is contacting s.Nerve. Could this be causing abdominal pain/bloating, swollen glands & sore throat?

Very unlikely : Disc herniation is very common and often but not always without symptoms. We find it because we look for it. The syptoms you are discribing are more consistent with a viral illness such as mononucleosis and others than disc disease. None of these syptoms are typical for disc herniation. Specifically sore throat and swollen glands are not usually related to disc disease.. ...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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Experience sharp abdominal pain in left side for 20 min, right above hip. Have had aching in both sides for about a week. Related? Cause? Doc visit ?

Experience sharp abdominal pain in left side for 20 min, right above hip. Have had aching in both sides for about a week. Related? Cause? Doc visit ?

R/O IBS: SX CONSISTENT WITH IBS. But must rule out other causes L IBS SX can be managed .You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ EGD& COLO. While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com The SX wax and wane. IF ACUTELY WORSENS SEEK ER EVAL ...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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Lower right side abdomen pain, hurts when lifting up leg 1 night ago, today pain is gone but it feels sored lower r. Side abdomen and back. Why?

Hard to say, but....: It's hard to diagnose on the internet, but if this pain gets worse again, especially if it comes with a loss of appetite and nausea, you need to see a doctor or urgent care right away. Lower right side pain with leg lift + nausea + loss of appetite make drs. Worry about your appendix. Without the nausea/loss of appetite it sounds like you pulled a muscle in your lower back/core. ...Read more

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Last night i started experiencing bad abdominal pain just above the pubic area and left and right sides, very tender to touch still there now?

Last night i started experiencing bad abdominal pain just above the pubic area and left and right sides, very tender to touch still there now?

Sounds like: Ruptured ovarian cyst, pelvic infection, or urinary tract infection. But abdominal pain can result from literally 100's of causes. Sometimes doctors can't tell without running tests. Some of these causes such as appendicitis require immediate operation, so get to a doctor quickly. ...Read more

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Moderate lower left abdominal pain this morning. Made worse by movement. I had moderate upper abdominal aching last night.

Moderate lower left abdominal pain this morning. Made worse by movement. I had moderate upper abdominal aching last night.

?muscular: Abdominal discomfort worsened by movement suggests a muscular origin like strained abdominal wall. Do you recall any strains? Localized left lower abdominal discomfort associated with tenderness on pressing there and change in bowel movements points toward colon irritation or inflammation..Have your md check you if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Lower left abdominal pain tender to touch hurts to stand feels swollen in area on period now not normal pain?

Lower left abdominal pain tender to touch hurts to stand feels swollen in area on period now not normal pain?

I would suggest: You contact your obgyn and get in to see them with your complaints, could be an ovarian cyst or rupture. Get it checked out with an ultrasound. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing abdominal pain on my left side. It's tender to touch and I feel a constant burning sensation? Blood work was normal.

I've been experiencing abdominal pain on my left side. It's tender to touch and I feel a constant burning sensation? Blood work was normal.

R/O KIDNEY STONE/UTI: LLQ pain with those symptoms is concerning for kidney stone /bladder stone or kidney infection. You need a full exam labs urine C&S. 24 urine for stone analysis kidney ultrasound or CT.. And usually empiric antibiotic therapy pending the results. Make sure to strain your urine and try to capture any debris , it may be a kidney stone. Push fluids water/cranberry juice. ...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