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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Severe Pain In Upper Left Abdomen

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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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I have severe pain in upper left abdomen?

I have severe pain in upper left abdomen?

Please see a doctor: for a history and physical exam. Severe pain means something is wrong. It could be a simple issue like rib out of place, it could be as serious as a heart attack, or esophageal tear. ...Read more

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Pain in upper left abdomen when i inhale, deep breaths, laying down, walking. What could cause this? 25, leukemia n no treatment

Pain in upper left abdomen when i inhale, deep breaths, laying down, walking. What could cause this? 25, leukemia n no treatment

Please restate: I cannot quite understand your medical history. Do you have leukemia that is not being treated? If so, what kind of leukemia do you have? Pain in the left upper quadrant can be caused by problems with the lungs, the spleen, the stomach. ...Read more

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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

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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 more

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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?

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

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What could cause sharp pain in my upper left abdomen?

What could cause sharp pain in my upper left abdomen?

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

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What would cause a mild to moderate pain in the upper left abdomen that comes in waves?

What would cause a mild to moderate pain in the upper left abdomen that comes in waves?

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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I felt a pinching pain in my upper left abdomen a few minutes after eating. What causes this?

I felt a pinching pain in my upper left abdomen a few minutes after eating. What causes this?

I would suspect: an inflammatory process has been going on such as gastritis or esophagitis or some other digestive problems depending on your history. See a doctor for some medications such as antiacids. proton pump inhibitors etc. ...Read more