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Can gallstones cause left sided upper abdominal pain? Pain comes and oes and does not seem to be food related but ultrasound dies show that I have one

Can gallstones cause left sided upper abdominal pain? Pain comes and oes and does not seem to be food related but ultrasound dies show that I have one

Yes: Its not the classic presentation but gallstones can cause pain in several locations. I would make sure you don't have pain from other causes before removing your gallbladder so that you are not subject to an unnecessary operation, but if the workup of your pain reveals no other source than the stones, you would be a candidate for gallbladder removal. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Is there anything that can cause left side abdominal pain?

Is there anything that can cause left side abdominal pain?

Colon? kidney? gyne?: Diverticulitis commonly causes sharp left lower abdominal pain, inflammatory colitises can cause symptoms. Ulcers. Obstruction. Constipation. Kidney issues. Herniae? Ovarian cysts? You should see a doctor if it has lasted longer than a few days or if it is severe and limiting your daily activities. You may require a ct scan or colonoscopy to help sort them out. ...Read more

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What can cause left side abdominal pain under ribs when sitting? No other symptoms.

What can cause left side abdominal pain under ribs when sitting? No other symptoms.

Left abdominal pain: Your left side under the rib has stomach, spleen, pancreas, lungs, kidney, intestine and muscles. Any problem with one of them can cause pain. Please see your doctor for complete history and thorough examination with lab.Tests and us/ctscan of abdomen. Wish you good health. ...Read more

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What would cause sudden severe upper left side abdominal pain w/chest tightness, SOB, & faintness found to be moderately relieved by inhaler?

You're asthmatic?: presumably it could be many things. This combination sounds serious (especially the SOB and faintness) so if it happens often or lasts long you should be evaluated for things like blood clots. OTOH, if it has only happened once or is always very short lived it could be either mucus trapping, gas trapping (in the intestine) or "pleurisy" which just means pain coming from the lining of the lungs. ...Read more

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What causes upper abdominal pain on the left side?

What causes upper abdominal pain on the left side?

Ulcers? constipation: Ulcers, constipation, pancreatitis, diverticulitis, splenic (rare), gallbladder.. When do you get pain? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery ? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? See a doctor for exam and studies. ...Read more

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What causes left side upper abdominal sore like pain? I have had several imaging tests and endoscopy & normal. I'm very scared, should I be worried?

What causes left side upper abdominal sore like pain? I have had several imaging tests and endoscopy & normal. I'm very scared, should I be worried?

L. Sided abd. Pain: Great that you have had a work up. There is a condition called splenic flexure syndrome which is a gas pocket in the turn of your large bowel. This makes you feel bloated and an ache in the upper part of your abdomen. Regular bowel movements will help the problem. ...Read more

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What causes excessive gas and upper abdominal pain on both sides. Also sharp pain on left side few times when bending?

What causes excessive gas and upper abdominal pain on both sides. Also sharp pain on left side few times when bending?

Several things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with his doctor. In that meeting, his doctor will listen to him, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell him what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I am having upper abdominal pain on the left side and sometimes on the right. Lipase numbers have been high for 2 mnths. Ctscan normal, any thoughts?

I am having upper abdominal pain on the left side and sometimes on the right. Lipase numbers have been high for 2 mnths. Ctscan  normal, any thoughts?

Abdominal pain/ panc: This could be related to your gallbladder, pancreatitis or even gerd, irritable bowel or other GI issues. You should start with an appointment at your pcp and then have and us to rule out pancr divisum or other causes and or see a GI physician or surgeon and have repeat labs after alcohol abstinence and low fat low chol diet. ...Read more

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What can cause right side upper abdominal pain? My appendix was removed years ago.

What can cause right side upper abdominal pain? My appendix was removed years ago.

RUQ pain: Gallbladder, liver, stomach, colon, lung and small intestine are all possible involved organs. To get a better idea of the cause i suggest you give your doctor all the details about the pain and allow them to examine and draw appropriate tests. ...Read more

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I have upper abdominal pain in the middle and left side, with nausea, this has been going on for 3 months now, pain is going to flanks. ?

Seek medical attn...: I would get help if i were you...Why wait if this has been going of for so long? Is this pain getting worse, or is it worse after meals, before meals or with activity or certain positions? Some things possible include gastritis, pancreatitis, reflux, kidney stones, etc...The list is long so get evaluated soon! good luck! ...Read more

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What causes symptoms of consipation, cramps, nausea, random but reacurring upper abdominal pain on left?

Many possibilities: This sounds like a case for a GI doctor. One of the common overlooked causes for symptoms like this is giardiasis, but before anything else you need to be examined and tested. ...Read more

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I have upper abdominal pain on the left side there is constant discomfort, sharp pain, & nausea. It started after a car accident & has gotten worse.?

I have upper abdominal pain on the left side there is constant discomfort, sharp pain, & nausea. It  started after a car accident & has gotten worse.?

See below: If you were not evaluated at a trauma center after the accident. It would be best to seek medical advice from an individual skilled in the assessment of the injured patient population. There are certain entities associated with blunt abdominal trauma that should be ruled out. ...Read more

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Stomach ache and a sharp immobilizing pain in left side of abdomen that comes in waves. What is this?

I do not know: Tough to say without an exam. It could be a stomach virus, ulcer, muscle strain, constipation, referred pain from gall stones or gall bladder disease, etc, etc., so best to get evaluated if it continues. Good luck. ...Read more

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Causes of sharp left quad upper abdominal pain. Radiates to the back, but passes. Location is about a handwidth above the belly button and to the left?

Causes of sharp left quad upper abdominal pain. Radiates to the back, but passes. Location is about a handwidth above the belly button and to the left?

Stomach: The most likely source in the left upper abdomen is your stomach especially with the transient nature of the pain. Your colon is a possibility as well. If you are consistently having these symptoms talk to your physician about testing and treatments. Over the counter heartburn medications like omeprazole may be a good place to start with a trial of therapy. Good luck. ...Read more

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Female vomiting bile with upper abdominal pain and back pain on the left side?

Female vomiting bile with upper abdominal pain and back pain on the left side?

R/o ulcer disease!: See a gastroenterologist, who will do tests on you including endoscopy to r/o problems in your upper abdomen: stomach. Duodenum, gall bladder, pancreas! do not delay! ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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