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I been have pain on the left side of my stomach in the middle what can it be

I been have pain on the left side of my stomach in the middle what can it be

If : If you have persistent abdominal pain then you need to have a medical evaluation. Try to see what makes it better or worse which may help your doctor diagnose it. See if the pain is worse after eating, if you don't eat, or worse with certain positions. Tell your doctor if you have had a change in eating habits or bowel movement. If your doctor can't see you immediately, or if you have ongoing pain, fever, vomiting, or worsening symptoms then you would have to go to the er. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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I have pain on the left side of my stomach. When i press down really hard i feel little movable lumps. Can this be ovarian cancer? Have pcos & im 19

I have pain on the left side of my stomach. When i press down really hard i feel little movable lumps. Can this be ovarian cancer? Have pcos & im 19

Cancer unlikely: From what you described, it is very unlikely that you have ovarian cancer. It is not feasible to say, what it may be, without examining you. If the matter is of concern, you should see a doctor at your convenience.
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I have pain on my left side of my stomach every morning. The left side of my stomach is also swollen?

Constipation: In a female of your age the most likely is constipation without any blood, which you did not mention, and only bloating and left sided pain. Do you have round or hard poops or strain when you go? Are you getting enough fiber in your diet (9 servings of fruits and veggies a day and 3 grains) and drinking your 64 ounces of water a day? The left side is colon, abdomen is the emptying side. No organs. ...Read more

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I've been having pain in my left side of my stomach, my appatiate has gotten smaller, & I've been nausea what could this be?

I've been having pain in my left side of my stomach, my appatiate has gotten smaller, & I've been nausea what could this be?

More info: How long have you been feeling this way? Have you had a fever? Have you vomited? Have you had any stool changes? Are you feeling more anxious or stressed out lately? Could be a virus. Could be stress. If this has been going on more than a week or so I would suggest seeing your family doctor to run some tests and have an exam to see if he/she can figure out the cause. Good luck! ...Read more

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I had my Gallbladder removed in November, and I am having pain in my left side of my stomach, radiating to my left side of my back!

I had my Gallbladder removed in November, and I am having pain in my left side of my stomach, radiating to my left side of my back!

Notify md: Pain in the abdomen which radiates to the back may suggest a pancreatic problem which could be related to stones or the recent laparoscopic cholecystectomy. If you have not already done so, notify the operating surgeon about your current symptoms and appropriate tests will be ordered. ...Read more

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I've been having pain in my left side of my stomach. Sometimes it feels like its pulsating. What could it be?

I've been having pain in my left side of my stomach. Sometimes it feels like its pulsating. What could it be?

Several things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. Left-sided pain can denote anything from constipation to colon cancer. It's best to be checked. ...Read more

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I have pain in my left side under my stomach, its not sharp just sore and achy. Is it gas?

I have pain in my left side under my stomach, its not sharp just sore and achy. Is it gas?

You may be right but: ...Abdominal pain is never normal, & you have not indicated the intensity, duration, or circumstances of your symptoms. Lots of things cause left sided abdominal pain--see my earlier healthtap answers on the subject please. If pain is severe or worsening, don't delay in seeking evaluation & getting treated. ...Read more

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Severe stomach pain when lying on back? One to two hours after i eat I have pain in my left side and my stomach is touchy?

Severe stomach pain when lying on back? One to two hours after i eat I have pain in my left side and my stomach is touchy?

Severe Stomach Pains: You may have a stomach ulcer or an inflammatory condition such as gastritis or reflux disease. Or, your left colon may be getting distended after eating and that would cause the symptoms you describe. It would be best to consult a gastroenterologist, have a thorough evaluation, and get started on a sensible treatment plan; you don't want o take chances with your digestive tract at your age. ...Read more

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I have pain on the left side of my stomach. Pregnant 16 wk can it be constipation that is causing this pain to occur.?

I have pain on the left side of my stomach. Pregnant 16 wk can it be constipation that is causing this pain to occur.?

Could be: It certainly could be. However, if its associated with movement it could be round ligament syndrome. Constipation usually gets better with a bm. Round ligament pain gets better with rest and tylenol (acetaminophen). Depend on how high it could also be gas pain or even a kidney stone (less likely). ...Read more

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I am 6 week pregnant and I been having pain on my left side of my stomach since yesterday it got worst today and now I have nausea and dizziness what ?

If...: If, as you are saying, pain is worse and significant please make sure either you see your OB provider or go to the emergency room if pain is severe. With pregnancy you can have some pain but should not be getting worse and even less be severe. It could related to few possibilities that range from an infection to an ectopic pregnancy which can be dangerous for you. ...Read more

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Why do I have terrible pain on the left side of my stomach?

Why do I have terrible pain on the left side of my stomach?

There are many: possible causes for left sided abdominal pain. If abdominal pain is severe, recommend urgent medical evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a pain on the left side of my stomach. I've had one kidney removed to the left side. When i eat i vomit and i feel like i'm going to vomit now?

Early obstruction: When someone has surgery in abdomen can develop scar tissue called adhesions. These can entangle intestine and cause pain vomiting from obstruction. Needs immediate medical attention. Emergency department recommended. ...Read more

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Dr I am having occasional pain on the left side of my stomach.I used to have urinary infection..is this because of any stone? What test I have to do?

Kidney stone?: Kidney stone can present as colicky pain sometimes moving or radiating around your flank to your groin! If you hydrate yourself (2liters daily), you generally pass it with no problem. If you have persistent pain an a final CT scan with and without contrast can help diagnosing stone from other causes (such as gastrointestinal or genital related causes, etc) ...Read more

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I have a pain on the left side of my stomach, just below the lung. It gets worse when I’m in a cold room, breathe in cold air orwhen I take cold water?

I have a pain on the left side of my stomach, just below the lung. It gets worse when I’m in a cold room, breathe in cold air orwhen I take cold water?

Unusual pain: Causes of discomfort in that area of the body can come from the rib cage, diaphragm, base of left lung,spleen or colon where it takes a 90 degree turn at the splenic flexure. The relationship with breathing in cold air could point to some degree of diaphragm reactivity. If symptoms persist have your physician palpate the left upper quadrant of your abdomen and examine your left lung. ...Read more

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I have pain in my lower left side of my stomach what could it be?

I have pain in my lower left side of my stomach what could it be?

Many: It could simply be constipation or diverticular disease, kidney stones, ovarian etiology, hernia. You need to be examined and give a full medical history in order to make the diagnosis. Please see someone soon. ...Read more

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Having pain in left side of my stomach?

Having pain in left side of my stomach?

Stomach pain: Would need much more information to give any credible answer. Symptoms, timing, length, etc. ...Read more

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I have a pain in the left side of my stomach (male) and my poo was sticky this morning. Pain I have never felt before What could it be?

Constipation: Usually is generated by the L colon, Take Dulcolax by mouth with water, once a day.

This will soften the stool, and the bowels will become regular. ...Read more

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Why do I have sharp pain on my left side of my stomach when i breath it hurts a lot. Even when i move it hurts. Just that one side though.

Why do I have sharp pain on my left side of my stomach when i breath it hurts a lot. Even when i move it hurts. Just that one side though.

Diaphragm: You may have diaphragmatic irritation on the left side. When you breath the diaphragm moves down. This could be the pain you are feeling. If your pain persists, you should probably see a doctor to rule out infection. ...Read more

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Had sex unprecedented am on birth control he pulled out but it's been 5 days and I have pain in my bottom left side of my stomach can I be preg?

There is NO way: To be able to tell you if you are pregnant this early. Classic pregnancy symptoms don't normally begin until you have actually missed a period (or later). It is too early for a pregnancy test. Left sided abdominal pain is very unlikely to be related to pregnancy. ...Read more

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Having side pain on my left side of my stomach under my ribs, also burning sensation near my sometimes get heart pain, doctor gave me omeprazole

Omeprazole/heartburn: Omeprazole prevents acid production in the stomach. May be used for heartburn, gastric ulcer. Best taken with a full glass water 30 mins before breakfast. Relief may be expected in ~1- 4 days. If problem persist/ worsen contact your doctor. Some common side effects include constipation/dry mouth, headache/ nausea/ loose stools. Report any muscle/joint pain, breathing problems, fever/sore throat. ...Read more

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Im having sharp pain on my left side on my stomach and also my left side is swollen do I have ovarian cyst?

Im having sharp pain on my left side on my stomach and also my left side is swollen do I have ovarian cyst?

See your doctor: Your symptoms may be signs of something significantly wrong. One cannot tell without a complete history, physical and possible lab/imaging tests. Ovarian cysts are just one of many different causes of left sided abdominal pain. Follow with your doctor as soon as you can. ...Read more

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I have a irregular period but its worst then before, i also have pain on my left side, cramps in my stomach, back pain, blurred vision and headache.

I have a irregular period but its worst then before, i also have pain on my left side, cramps in my stomach, back pain, blurred vision and headache.

Common problem : Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain on the left side of my stomach and it comes every now and again what does that means ?

I have a sharp pain on the left side of my stomach and it comes every now and again what does that means ?

This is a general: symptom. There would not be enough information here to try to provide you with an accurate diagnosis. Take care. ...Read more