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Doctor insights on: Fluttering Sensation In Upper Left Abdomen

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CT Scan benefit outweigh the risk? I'm 23 with 3 CT scans already. Doctors concerned about chronic upper left abdomen pain radiating to back.

CT Scan benefit outweigh the risk? I'm 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

Flutter (Definition)

Atrial flutter is an abnormal heart rhythm in the top of the heart in which the top of the heart beats very fast but very regularly (as opposed to atrial fibrillation which is always irregular) and can lead to a rapid heart rate and ...Read more


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Fluttering/twitching in upper left abdomen. No pain, similar to an eye twitch. Should I be concerned?

Fluttering/twitching in upper left abdomen. No pain, similar to an eye twitch. Should I be concerned?

Cramps and vibration: The feelings of twitching is usually caused by small muscle contractions and relaxations just as in the eye. Often too small to see. That is very similar to a cramp which is the same thing but it keeps recruiting other muscle cells to contract and not relax. Try stretching your arms over your head and take deep breaths to stretch it out. You probably had minor injury which will heal. ...Read more

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I've been having an on and off fluttering sensation in my upper left quadrant of my abdomen for 3 wks. It very annoying. It feels hard to the touch..

I've been having an on and off fluttering sensation in my upper left quadrant of my abdomen for 3 wks. It very annoying. It feels hard to the touch..

Go see your doctor: You need to see your doctor. He will examine you and determine if you need more testing or if this is normal/benign.
Upper left quad abdomen is where the heart and stomach lie. ...Read more

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I have an on and off stitch like pain on left side lower abdomen which also in the same area I get like a fluttering sensation Help!!

I have an on and off stitch like pain on left side lower abdomen which also in the same area I get like a fluttering sensation Help!!

Clinic visit needed: There are many causes of abdominal pain, some of which can be simply annoying, like constipation, others can be deadly. The best way to make sure it's nothing dangerous is to be examined by a health care provider. Most of the time the cause can be determined with a physical exam and a few simple tests. Less often, an imaging study or looking inside the belly with a scope is needed. ...Read more

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I get a strange clicking sensation in my upper left abdomen right under my rib cage... it doesn't hurt but it has been bothering me. Any ideas?

I get a strange clicking sensation in my upper left abdomen right under my rib cage... it doesn't hurt but it has been bothering me. Any ideas?

Not sure but best: If you get it x-rayed or CT'd if you are still concerned after a healthcare provider has examined it. Any kind of muscle or tendon strain can cause such sensation especially if you move in a certain manner or position. There is also potential hernias that can develop through the abdominal wall, or adhesions of the intestines to the abdominal wall as well. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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When I lay on bed skin burning sensation in the upper left abdomen near rib cage worsens if turn left, If turn right I can sleep without it. Any help?

When I lay on bed skin burning sensation in the upper left abdomen near rib cage worsens if turn left, If turn right I can sleep without it. Any help?

Neuropathy: Localized sensation of skin burning most likely is secondary to compression or irritation of a local nerve that provides sensation to the area of skin affected. You may or may not recall any precipitating factors. Likely the discomfort will be temporary, but if it persists or worsens you will need to see a physician. ...Read more

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Constant pain/burn upper left abdomen under rib cage for at least 6 months now with back/side pain and I will have cold sensation through my abdomen?

Constant pain/burn upper left abdomen under rib cage for at least 6 months now with back/side pain and I will have cold sensation through my abdomen?

See a physician: The area you are mentioning and some of the things you are mentioning could be caused but an ulcer, especially with listing Ibuprofen as a common medication you take, which could cause an ulcer with chronic use. I recommend you see a physician to rule out any cardiac issues first, then rule out a gastric ulcer. Hold off on the Ibuprofen until after you see a physician. ...Read more

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Radiating cramping spasm in head not headache, sensation travels & now upper left abdomen-pins&needles no pain/ not on meds-md's can't tell problem?

Radiating cramping spasm in head not headache, sensation travels & now upper left abdomen-pins&needles no pain/ not on meds-md's can't tell problem?

These sx's are: Not indicative of a problem for which tissue damage is likely to be found. We must then inquire about functional somatic syndromes, pain without evidence of tissue damage. Do you sleep well? Clinch or grind teeth at night? Hx of fibromyalgia, irritible bowel, recurrent migraines? How is daytime energy level? This is where I would start inquiring. Good luck. ...Read more

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Last night I had a very painful warm internal sensation in my upper left abdomen, &it continued this AM. My period is irregular& I've been spotting.?

Last night I had a very painful warm internal sensation in my upper left abdomen, &it continued this AM. My period is irregular& I've been spotting.?

Please get examined: I suspect your left upper abdominal pain is unrelated to your abnormal period...but I wouldn't try to diagnose your symptoms on the basis of the limited information available. You really do need to be examined to diagnose these symptoms. If the pain is severe or bleeding is severe go to the ER. Otherwise see a physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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For three days now, I've had a nagging bruised sensation in my lower abdomen and bruises appeared yesterday, no prior injuries, and I am pregnant. Should I be concerned? Last week though I had pain in my upper left abdomen and had an exam, had a high lipa

For three days now, I've had a nagging bruised sensation in my lower abdomen and bruises appeared yesterday, no prior injuries, and I am pregnant. Should I be concerned? Last week though I had pain in my upper left abdomen and had an exam, had a high lipa

ASAP...: If you are pregnant and are having unexplained bruises appear on your abdomen, you need to be seen ASAP This can sometimes be serious and its not possible to know without more information and labwork. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I'm having a buzzing sensation In my lower abdomen and rectum, feels like fluttering or like a phone on vibrate. What could It be? Please help? TY!

I'm having a buzzing sensation In my lower abdomen and rectum, feels like fluttering or like a phone on vibrate. What could It be? Please help? TY!

Muscular: More than likely these are harmless mild muscle contractions due to irritability of uncertain cause. You could try taking a magnesium supplement which often quiets muscle spasm. If symptoms persist, consult a rectal and colon surgeon for an examination. ...Read more

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I have had a twitch/ fluttering sensation in my lower abdomen? For two days not painful? Unsure what it could be

I have had a twitch/ fluttering sensation in my lower abdomen? For two days not painful? Unsure what it could be

It could just be: Stress related, psychological, problems with ur uterus and intestines etc. Follow up with your doctor for any concerns. Take care and god bless you! ...Read more

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What causes "fluttering" sensation in the abdomen, both sides, lower to mid? I've some anxiety lately. Feeling comes & goes, eases if I burp a bit...

What causes "fluttering" sensation in the abdomen, both sides, lower to mid? I've some anxiety lately. Feeling comes & goes, eases if I burp a bit...

See doctor: See your pcp for exam/evaluation to rule out medical causes for 'fluttering' and gassy feeling. Anxiety can exacerbate some physical symptoms, so ask for a referral to a mental health professional if you'd like that help meantime. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What causes a fluttering sensation in the lower abdomen? It's happened about 5 times in the last 2 days. Doesn't feel like gas?

What causes a fluttering sensation in the lower abdomen? It's happened about 5 times in the last 2 days. Doesn't feel like gas?

Gas /Air/Peristalsis: Fluttering "gas" may reflect malabsorption of food (like gluten, lactose), intake of poorly digested food, or choosing foods known to promote gas (beans, fizzy drinks). Sometimes its more complicated--a stomach emptying too slowly, bacterial overgrowth syndrome, delayed intestinal function, partial obstruction from any cause, infection, rectum problems, and pelvic pathology outside the gut. ...Read more

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Bubbling/fluttering in sensation in upper right abdomen. It's there more w/ stress. EKG and blood tests normal. No pain or other symptoms. What is it?

Bubbling/fluttering in sensation in upper right abdomen. It's there more w/ stress. EKG and blood tests normal. No pain or other symptoms. What is it?

Could be: Gas in your stomach accumulating due to pyloric (the "end portion' of the stomach SPASM.

This could be stress related
Get it checked out! There are excellent anti-spasmodic treatments!

Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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I started belviq last week, I happen to have for a few days, a fluttering high up abdomen on left side and towards middle. It comes n goes?

Belviq side effect: 51 F from US: Notes "I started belviq last week, I happen to have for a few days, a fluttering high up abdomen on left side and towards middle. It comes n goes? " ANS: what is the question. Without talking to you directly cannot really help. So ask the Dr who gave it to you but write out some details such as what brings it on, makes it go away, what helps. ...Read more

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Hello, ive been feeling on my left abdomen like muscle spasms or fluttering sensa, under my belly button on the left side. No pain just it hasn't stop?

Hello, ive been feeling on my left abdomen like muscle spasms or fluttering sensa, under my belly button on the left side. No pain just it hasn't stop?

Likely muscle spasms: It's common for the abdominal muscles to develop spasms. This isn't anything dangerous but it can happen either from being too sedentary or even from excess exercise.
I recommend doing some ab crunches and some core exercises. This should help it subside.
If it doesn't change after a week contact one of us to discuss in more detail and to figure out the next step. ...Read more

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Stomach flutters on left side of abdomen. I'm 43 and had hysterectomy, so I know it's not pregnancy.?

Stomach flutters on left side of abdomen. I'm 43 and had hysterectomy, so I know it's not pregnancy.?

Spasms & Twitches: This is most likely small muscle spasms like the twitches you sometimes feel on the skin in various places. The muscles in the bowels and along the abdomen and back can also undergo such twitches. It can feel just like baby flutters. ...Read more

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I'm 46, not pregnant, feeling fluttering in abdomen, mostly left side, last couple of days, felt mostly at rest/sitting. No other symptoms.

Need more info: The best thing to do is to see your pcp and be examined. The symptom you describe is too vague to attempt to make a diagnosis. Need an exam.. ...Read more

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What causes off and on pain in my upper left abdomen?

What causes off and on pain in my upper left abdomen?

Many things.: If this has been going on for a while - weeks to months - i'd get it checked out by your doc. It could be a muscle strain, pain in the cartilage or muscles of ribs. It could be gastritis, which is inflammation of the lining of the stomach. If you're also having fevers, weight loss, or the pain is waking you up at night, that's more concerning and should definitely have an eval by your doctor. ...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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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 could be causing dull pain in the upper left abdomen?

What could be causing dull pain in the upper left abdomen?

Abdominal pain: Given the minimal information available the list of causes Is very long, provide more detail or seek local help including a physical examination ...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 have a dull but very noticeable pain in upper left abdomen just under my ribcage. What could it be? It's much worse while sitting.

Many organs there: Stomach, spleen, pancreas, splenic flexure of the colon. Inflammation of any of these can b the culprit. Gastric causes would b the most common. Gastritis, ulcers, even gerd can refer there as well as duodenal ulcers. Pancreatitis is not that common. Make an appointment 2 c a gastroenterologst 4 an eval. Also u can try liquid antacids while u wait 2 b cn. It may help. ...Read more

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There's a slight burning feeling/discomfort in my upper left abdomen area. I've felt this before, but it went away. I feel it again, what could it be?

There's a slight burning feeling/discomfort in my upper left abdomen area. I've felt this before, but it went away. I feel it again, what could it be?

LUQ abd discomfort: It could be many things. Is it worsened or relieved by eating? Worse with exercise? Exercise induced suggests musculoskeletal, food induced (especially fat) suggests gallbladder problems. You are already on Prilosec that should help with peptic problems.

If it persists, a physical exam and an ultrasound may be helpful. ...Read more

Upper Left Abdomen (Definition)

This is the area below the ribs on the left side of the abdomen. This generally referred to as ...Read more