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Causes Of Severe Pain In Upper Left Abdomen
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
Severe pain in low left back, swelling in abdomen, and pain that puts me in tears in upper left abdomen when I have gas- what could this be caused by?
Pain in upper left abdomen when i inhale, deep breaths, laying down, walking. What could cause this? 25, leukemia n no treatment
What causes pain in upper left abdomen? Its been constant for 2 days. Dull ache that intensifies with a deep breath or sudden movement.
It could be your lun: Left upper abdomen pain may be due to a bowel problem or it could be referred pain from your left lung(in case you have cough, or cold or shortness of breath.... A chest x-rays should be done). In case you have bno other symptoms like fever or cold, then it is more likely fm abdominal source. If the pain is peristent and increasing you should go see your doctor for a medical exam to find the caus. ...Read more
Can lactose intolerance cause frequent localized pain in upper left abdomen. I get irritable bowel from milk but also have constant left rib pain?
Costalchondritis: Constant left "rib pain" likely unrelated to the GI tract, lactose or other. More likely chest wall pain (look up "costochondritis"), or entrapped nerve pain (in this case, left t8, look up acnes - abdominal cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im constipated, very mild pain in upper left abdomen and left mid area excessive heartburn, no lost weight, no fever, no discoloration of stools cause?
Go see your DR: For a thorough exam. You may have stomach irritation. Otc Prilosec and antacids may work for now . Try some laxatives/ stool softeners. You may need endoscopy and colonoscopy for further workup in the future. Avoid caffeine , spicy foods , alcohol , soda to minimize heartburn. Bless you ! ...Read more
Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more
Stomach: Kidney, intestinal, muscular problems. It appears you have had your heart checked, but even if you have fluctuations in your blood pressure, the stress on your heart from that may cause it. I think you will find out the cause between a GI and heart doctor. Good luck to you. I would drink cold milk, take my blood pressure and heart rate (buy a machine). If pain goes away, it was your stomach. ...Read more
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