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Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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Dull ache in left side of stomach. Not constant. Lasts less than a minute, comes at irregular intervals. Felt it 2 days ago, ystrday nthing again 2day?

Dull ache in left side of stomach. Not constant. Lasts less than a minute, comes at irregular intervals. Felt it 2 days ago, ystrday nthing again 2day?

Left stomach ache: Could be gastritis, or constipation or gas in the splenic flexure of the colon. Make sure you have a good diet with fiber and plenty of fluid and regular bowel movements. If pain recurs /persists seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Feeling dull aches in the lower left side of my abdomen, just above then hip area. Any idea what this could be?

Feeling dull aches in the lower left side of my abdomen, just above then hip area. Any idea what this could be?

No: There are many causes for pain in this area with most being related to GI or gyn issues. You should have this evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a constant dull ache in my stomach but it seems to be coming from the left lower side. What could this be?

I have a constant dull ache in my stomach but it seems to be coming from the left lower side. What could this be?

Lot of options: Abdominal pain is one of the most common reasons to seek medical attention. It is also one of the trickiest things to diagnose based on history alone. Since there are so many options and the symptom is so common, I recommend speaking to a physician about it. Some options: reflux, ulcer disease, gastroparesis, heart related pain, constipation, gas, irritable bowel syndrome, just to name a few. ...Read more

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Have not constant but dull ache from time to time lower left side or lower abdomen?

Have not constant but dull ache from time to time lower left side or lower abdomen?

LLQ discomfort: Causes of recurrent llq abdominal discomfort may be identified by first addressing accompanying signs/symptoms so as to localize the organ involved: vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniations? Age? Gender? Risk factors? ...Read more

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I have a chronic dull ache on the left side of my abdomen that radiates to the front and it feels like cramping. What should I do?

I have a chronic dull ache on the left side of my abdomen that radiates to the front and it feels like cramping. What should I do?

Have it checked: You should have it checked by your doctor as it may due to something wrong with your kidney, abdominal wallor another pelvic organ. ...Read more

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Pain in lower abdomen, below belly button - extends from the far left side to far right side. Dull ache/burn across region. I eat VERY healthy.

Pain in lower abdomen, below belly button - extends from the far left side to far right side. Dull ache/burn across region. I eat VERY healthy.

More info needed: The diagnosis of abdominal pain can be tricky, and can't be done over the internet. Possibilities include inflammation of the bowel, urinary tract infection, pelvic infection, constipation, and tumors. Your will need to see your doctor, who will take a complete history, perform a physical exam and order appropriate tests. ...Read more

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After eating I keep getting left side abdominal pain. Dull Ache when sitting but worse on movement. I've had this On/off for months. Any idea why?

Depends: If it is the left upper quadrant by your ribs it is likely gas to air in your stomach. If it is lower it could be intestinal or ovarian or kidney related. Best thing is to get checked to make sure things are where it should be. Good luck ...Read more

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Stabbing pain on my right side, slightly above my waistline. Throbbing pain in my right palm. Dull ache around rib/stomach on my left side.

Stabbing pain on my right side, slightly above my waistline. Throbbing pain in my right palm. Dull ache around rib/stomach on my left side.

Rule out ob/gyn: It could be related to a peripheral nerve entrapment but more importantly you would want to visit with you ob/gyn to rule out any gynecological or obstetric causes for you pain. ...Read more

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My last period was the 21st of july thru the 25th. Had a dull ache in my abdomen on my left side and brown spotting. Headaches, sore breasts. Prego?

My last period was the 21st of july thru the 25th. Had a dull ache in my abdomen on my left side and brown spotting. Headaches, sore breasts. Prego?

Maybe (not). . .: If your last menstrual period was july 21st, then it's too early to tell if you're pregnant or not, even w/home pregnancy test. You need to wait until you're 4wks late before taking test as directed on box. ...Read more

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Late period. Stabbing pain in vagina/cervix. Low-mid back pain. Dull ache + sharp pains in abdomen + left side. Not pregnant.

Late period. Stabbing pain in vagina/cervix. Low-mid back pain. Dull ache + sharp pains in abdomen + left side. Not pregnant.

Dx?: 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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I feel like a have a hernia on my stomach, everytime I touch gently it kinda itches and aches? Why? I think its a hernia on left side of stomach.

I feel like a have a hernia on my stomach, everytime I touch gently it kinda itches and aches? Why? I think its a hernia on left side of stomach.

Hernias: Hernias are holes in the abdominal wall through which abdominal contents such as fat and intestines can protrude, causing a lump under the skin. I'm not sure what you mean exactly about the left side of your stomach, but hernias are commonly seen in the groins, ; in the middle of the abdominal wall at or above the belly button. May need to see your doctor for an exam to find out. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Full after food easily, bloated uncomfortable stomach. Slight aching pain on left side of stomach occassionaly...

Full after food easily, bloated uncomfortable stomach. Slight aching pain on left side of stomach occassionaly...

Possible...: Gastric delay due to inflammation or gastroparesis? Any possibility of diabetes, ulcers, excessive NSAID use, past stomach surgery, gallbladder/biliary/ or pancreatic disease? See prior healthtap answers on this topic please. ...Read more

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For the last few days on left side of stomach feels sore and I feel a bit queasy haven't been sick. Am not sure why? What can I take for this

For the last few days on left side of stomach feels sore and I feel a bit queasy haven't been sick. Am not sure why? What can I take for this

Multiple causes: It sounds like an irritation in the GI tract. See if there is a relationship to menstrual cycle, constipation, diarrhea, gas or bloating. See if lying down bringing legs up helps, or hot water bottle. Ginger tea is often settling and so is thyme, 1 t of dried herb in a cup of boiled water, steep for 5 minutes. See healing digestive disorders by andrew gaeddert for his kitchen pharmacy. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on lower and upper left side of stomach, extreme fatigue, bad bruising, aches in my forearms and shins. Wont have insurance till jan. What?

Sharp pain on lower and upper left side of stomach, extreme fatigue, bad bruising, aches in my forearms and shins. Wont have insurance till jan. What?

Could be trouble...: A person with lots of bruises, but with no reason for them... Plus extreme fatigue... And pain in the left abdomen (the spleen is on the left)... Plus aching arms and legs... Could have something bad going on in the blood. The platelets could be very low, making it hard for the blood to clot. A doctor needs to check in such a situation. If one has no doctor, then the E.R. Is the place to go now. ...Read more

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Dull ache lower left abdomen?

Dull ache lower left abdomen?

Many possibilities: These include constipation, colon cancer, diverticular disease, pelvic inflammatory disease.
You should probably see a GI and/or ob/gyn if your symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Dull ache on right side of upper stomach?

Dull ache on right side of upper stomach?

Liver or gallbladder: Pains on the right upper side of the abdomen are usually associated with conditions related to the liver or gallbladder. I would recommend that you see your medical provider for a full evaluation if this is persistent or bothersome. ...Read more

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My left side of my stomach feels harder than my right also it goes down to my ovary where my ovarie aches?

My left side of my stomach feels harder than my right also it goes down to my ovary where my ovarie aches?

Large intestine: The left lower area of the abdomen is where the large colon turns into the rectum. Often stool backs up in that area and can be felt as a hard area. But it's also possible that there is a gynecological issue with the uterus or ovary so best to be checked if it stays there. If it's stool it will go away with a bowel movement. ...Read more

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Hello, for a day or so my stomach has felt slightly bloated and aches time to time on the left and sometimes lower right side. I have also experienced?

Hello, for a day or so my stomach has felt slightly bloated and aches time to time on the left and sometimes lower right side. I have also experienced?

?: Not enough information present to give meaningful advice. Search your symptoms on Health Tap. If you still need assistance please consult a Prime physician here at Health Tap. ...Read more

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Pain like a bad stitch began 14days ago but went away, could still feel a dull ache occasionally. For 36 hours same severe stich in lower left abdomen?

Pain like a bad stitch began 14days ago but went away, could still feel a dull ache occasionally. For 36 hours same severe stich in lower left abdomen?

Abdominal discomfort: Recurrent left lower abdominal discomfort could be due to muscular irritation/inflammation, diverticulitis, ovarian pathology, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease. I recommend that you have an examination by your physician, especially if there's associated tenderness since symptoms have been occurring on and off for two weeks. ...Read more

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My stomach at the left side keeps going hard and sore, why?

My stomach at the left side keeps going hard and sore, why?

LUQ anatomy: Anatomically, the left upper quadrant (luq) of abdomen includes: spleen, pancreatic tail, stomach, descending duodenum, splenic flexure of the colon, associated vessels. Don't forget the diaphragm, heart, and lower chest are pretty close by. The abdominal musculature, ribs, and skin can all contribute as well to localizing luq symptoms as described. ...Read more

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So what does it mean for a male if the lower left abdomen has a dull ache to it?

So what does it mean for a male if the lower left abdomen has a dull ache to it?

See below: In a 15 y/o male, consideration is given to constipation and hernia. There is a long list of possibilities. Referred pain is another. To be more technical, the causes can be categorized as organic or functional. A doctor would need to evaluate this if the problem persists or if there are other assoicated concerning signs. ...Read more

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