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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Swollen Left Upper Abdomen

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What causes a burning and cooling feeling on the left upper abdomen?

What causes a burning and cooling feeling on the left upper abdomen?

Depends: left upper abdomin incases the spleen , clears old blood cells and has a role in infection prevention, but it could be as easy as cool fluids drank just prior since the stomach is partly there too, if no other symptoms like bloating or pain or change in stool pattern not much concern yet. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more


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I am experiencing burning pain to my left upper abdomen radiating to left side of my back especially when I am lying down. What would be the possible cause of this?

I am experiencing burning pain to my left upper abdomen radiating to left side of my back especially when I am lying down. What would be the possible cause of this?

Needs Workup: See a dr. Most likely this is of GI origin like a duodenal ulcer. You need to get a thorough history and physical as well appropriate studies such as x-rays or ultrasound to get a handle on what is going on here. More unusual causes could be a shingles attack. ...Read more

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What causes pain on left side of abdomen, back pain, cramps and swollen abdomen?

What causes pain on left side of abdomen, back pain, cramps and swollen abdomen?

Constipation: Constipation can present with these symptoms but so can several other medical conditions. Would recommend you see your physician for evaluation. Diverticulitis, a potentially serious common colon infection, and colon cancer should be ruled out. ...Read more

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I'm on Medrol (methylprednisolone) and am having sharp pains in my left upper abdomen. Can this med cause pancreatitis?

I'm on Medrol (methylprednisolone) and am having sharp pains in my left upper abdomen. Can this med cause pancreatitis?

Gastritis/ulcer: High doses of steroid like Medrol (methylprednisolone) can cause gastritis and even stomach ulcer. Sometimes this can be prevented by taking a PPI type of drug (Prilosec etc) along with the steroid However you do need to contact your doctor immediately re. this problem. I am not aware of Medrol (methylprednisolone) causing pancreatitis . ...Read more

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What can cause mild intermittent pain on lower left abdomen, upper left abdomen right below ribs, left lower back and itching feeling all over?

What can cause mild intermittent pain on lower left abdomen, upper left abdomen right below ribs, left lower back and itching feeling all over?

Nonspecific: That constellation of symptoms does not specific anything in particular, so it is best to see a primary care provider for a more complete evaluation, especially if the symptoms are severe or getting worse. Hope his helps! ...Read more

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Lansoprazole makes my left upper abdomen feels less painful. Pain caused by a herbal 3 months ago.But still feeling chills almost like fever.Wht wrong?

Lansoprazole makes my left upper abdomen feels less painful. Pain caused by a herbal 3 months ago.But still feeling chills almost like fever.Wht wrong?

Multifactorial: PPIs e.g. Lansoprazole make the stomach feel better by preventive the mechanism of acid production; however, there are a variety of reasons for the symptoms. Usually, when associated with fever/chill-like feeling, it could be an infection. Therefore, it is best to get this thoroughly checked. ...Read more

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What could cause a noticeably swollen abdomen, fever, shortness of breath, pain over my left shoulder, and dizzy spells.?

What could cause a noticeably swollen abdomen, fever, shortness of breath, pain over my left shoulder, and dizzy spells.?

Coulld be serious: Fevers, abdominal distension and shortness of breath may represent a dangerous abdominal process. The shoulder pain might be from diaphragm irritation. This should be evaluated by a physician asap. To include imaging such as a ct scan. ...Read more

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What would cause swollen neck nodes, some in deep cervical and groin are hard and fixed, hard knot to left of belly button with pulse, knot in lrq?

Enlarged lymph: Nodes can be caused by infection, inflammatory conditions, or malignancy--many different causes. If these masses are truly lymph nodes and are hard and fixed as you describe them, they sound like real problems. You should be seen by a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Pain at left side upper abdomen?

Pain at left side upper abdomen?

See your doctor.: At age 75, the new onset of left upper abdominal pain ought to be evaluated, particularly in light of your history of anemia. You might consider taking a trial of Zantac (ranitidine) or other antacids in the meantime. If you have any chest pain with it, go to the emergency room immediately. Good luck. ...Read more