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Gurgling Upper Left Abdomen
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
I've had constant, non-stop stomach rumbling/gurgling for the last 4 days. Its located in my upper left abdomen just under my heart. What could it be?
Pinching pain feels close to surface upper left abdomen x 2days. Gurgling. Stool normal. Feels worse with movement or straining. Appetite normal. 27/F?
Left upper quadrant: That area houses spleen, stomach, pancreas, small intestine, end of transverse colon & beginning of descending colon. Pain could be "referred"/unrelated to GI tract or due to abdominal wall muscle since worse w/ movement & Valsalva. There's also well-known link between HT, celiac disease & leaky gut, so consider visit to gastroenterologist for thorough work-up. ER: fever/BM w/blood/no gas passing. ...Read more
Minor pain in upper left abdomen while farting or laughing. Gas, lots of burping & stomach making gurgling all day. I am 25. What could it be?
LUQ "gas pain": The abdominal luq, for the sake of your question, contains stomach, spleen, pancreatic tail, & colonic splenic flexure. If "gas" is the issue, then consider hollow organs listed above. Many people swallow air into the stomach when laughing, so burping it back up would be natural. Air trapped in the stomach & splenic flexure will be expelled with laughing since the act contracts abdominal muscle. ...Read more
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
See a doctor: Could be ribs, could be stomach, could be diaphragm, could be the heart. You need a physical exam. ...Read more
Upper Left Abdomen: This is the area below the ribs on the left side of the abdomen. This generally referred to as luq (left upper quadrant). ...Read more
I went to bend over to put my pants on and I felt something pop out in my upper left abdomen and it went away when I stretched. Did I pull something?
LEFT UPPER ABDOMEN: Possibly gas since it is the location of your stomach. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
Few things.: You have muscles in-between the ribs, under the ribs (diaphragm). Irritation of the stomach (gastritis) could sometimes feel like upper l abdomen pain. The spleen is also there, but unless you're having other symptoms, it's less likely that's the cause of the pain. It's something you need to get checked out by your doc for, though! ...Read more
Lots possible...: 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 pain. An exam is appropriate for clarity of diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Lots of things...: 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 pain. An exam is appropriate for clarity of diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Number of things: This could be something as minor as gas to as serious as an ulcer or spleen injury. In that general area, you have your stomach, spleen, parts of large and small intestine, diaphragm, and a portion of your pancreas. With all of these structures, a physical exam is recommended to be sure to not miss serious issues. ...Read more
Maybe for abdomen: But your history of recent acute bronchitis may be more what is contributing to your upper left back issues, especially if there was any coughing or chest discomfort with that bout. It's important to have the source of your constipation checked out, and get that squared away by your PCP. If you haven't pooped in a few days, that can create discomfort in the abdomen, if you continue eating. ...Read more
Pain in right upper abdomen left upper abdomen and bouncing all over the abdomen exercising hurts. Ideas?
Vague history: You have given a vague history. It seems that you have pain all over the abdomen but it is important to know what brings the pain on what relieves it and what other associated factors. If this is been going on for sometime and then would recommend that you should see a physician in person as this could be something important. ...Read more
Burning and pinching upper left abdomen small spot pain is getting worse esp when I pull or pick up something?
Burning and pinching upper left abdomen small spot pain is getting worse esp when I pull or pick up something. What could it be?
Probably muscle pain: Because the pain is worse on movements it may be muscular pain. But it can be due to other causes as well and you should have it checked if it is getting worse. ...Read more
My upper left abdomen hurts constantly and there seems to be some swelling there. The pain is intense at times. What could this be?
Several organs there:
Well...There are spleen, part of your stomach, the splenic-flexure portion of your large colon, the diaphragm, lower pain of your left lung, and bottom of your heart is in the vicinity, so any of these affected could cause pain. Swelling you can see/feel suggest something more superficial (or very large spleen-not common) such as sebaceous cyst or lipoma etc.
Check with your doc.
Good luck. ...Read more
I have a smooth hard lump in my upper left abdomen. It is painful when prodded. There is nothing to see externally but it is easily felt.
Lipoma: Most likely is a lipoma which is a collection of fat in the skin. They are usually a bit mobile and can be tender. Have a doctor take a look at it. ...Read more
I started to have lower and upper left abdomen pain yesterday. The pain is constant and gets worse when lightly touched or when I move. Causes?
Need exam: Depending upon where you are in your cycle and if it came on all of a sudden, you may have a cyst on your ovary or a ruptured cyst. There are also some more unusual things. An exam would be helpful. ...Read more