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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

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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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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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

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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 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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I have left side abdominal pain, no relief taking antaacid, what may be the cause?

Abdominal pain: Sometimes colickly abdominal pain, single episodes, mild can happen to anyone. If this episode keeps happening, it is getting worse, is associated with nausea, vomiting, weakness please go and see a doctor. There is a full array of conditions that can start like this , from simple colic to diverticulitis and cancer.Hope it helps. ...Read more

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I have lower left side abdominal pain that is dual but annoying I had my iud removed. A week ago but I did have a sti 6 months ago and was treated for it with a re test to neg ... What could be cause this dual pain in the pelvic area.

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. ...Read more

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After eating, I experience left side abdominal pain, left side back pain, and severe headches. Any ideas of the cause?

Common Stomache Pain: The most common causes of stomach pain in otherwise healthy adults are not usually serious. You should see your doctor for further testing if you have any of the following symptoms: severe or extre pain, vomiting that will not stop, vomiting blood, if you are losing weight or have no appetite, if you have dark-colored stool or blood in your stool or if you have pain or difficulty with swallowing ...Read more

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What can cause top left shoulder pain and left side abdominal pain under ribs that's a shooting pain in both areas when breathing in deeply?

Diaphragmatic irrit.: The shoulder pain described is a referred pain from a left diaphragmatic irritation. Therefore any thoracic or abdominal pathology that might irritate the left diaphragm will lead to such pain. I advise you get a ct of chest and abdomen and get checked by your physician. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pcos take metformin and Duphaston from day 14 to 24 of period I have bad low back pain and left side abdominal pain and yellow discharge what is cause?

Pcos take metformin and Duphaston from day 14 to 24 of period I have bad low back pain and left side abdominal pain and yellow discharge what is cause?

Pain and discharge: Most likely causes are cystic ovary or pelvic infection. With those symptoms you should see the gyn promptly. ...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