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Been having acute and intermittent sharp upper left abdominal pain, under ribs. No other symptoms. Almost daily for 4wks. Pain can be mild to intense?

Been having acute and intermittent sharp upper left abdominal pain, under ribs. No other symptoms.  Almost daily for 4wks. Pain can be mild to intense?

Get it evaluated: Then you need to have the issue evaluated. These evaluation will likely include a ct scan. See a doctor. You will not find a definitive answer on the internet. ...Read more

Belly Pain (Definition)

Belly pain is also known as Abdominal pain. Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the stomach region or belly. Almost everyone experiences pain in the abdomen at one time or another. Most of the time, it is not caused by a serious medical problem. There are many organs in the abdomen. Pain in the abdomen can originate from any one of them, including: Organs related to digestion -- the end of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas The aorta -- a large blood vessel that runs straight down the inside of the abdomen The appendix -- an organ in the lower right abdomen that no longer serves much function The kidneys -- two bean-shaped organs that lie deep within the abdominal cavity The spleen -- an organ involved in blood maintenance and infection control However, the pain may start from somewhere else -- like your chest or pelvic area. You may also have a generalized infection, such as the flu or strep throat, that affects many parts of your body. The intensity of the pain does not always reflect the seriousness of the condition causing the pain. Severe abdominal pain can be from mild conditions, such as gas or the cramping of viral gastroenteritis. On the other hand, relatively mild pain or no pain may be present with life-threatening conditions, such as cancer of the ...Read more


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Severe left abdominal pain under ribs & back, radiates down left side. Able to eat little- pain and nause gets worse and feel full quickly MRI normal?

Severe left abdominal pain under ribs & back, radiates down left side. Able to eat little- pain and nause gets worse and feel full quickly  MRI normal?

Stomach ulcer?: Gastritis? MRI may not show an ulcer or gastritis. See a GI specialist. I hope this helps. If you still have questions or concerns about this issue contact me at www.healthtap.com/dryetimyan ...Read more

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I have upper left abdominal pain, under rib, radiating to back & shoulder. Suddenly worse last few days. I am quite anaemic. When do I call dr.?

I have upper left abdominal pain, under rib, radiating to back & shoulder.  Suddenly worse last few days.  I am quite anaemic.  When do I call dr.?

LUQ pain: I think you should call your doctor right now because the pain is suddenly worsening. You may want to have ct of chest; abdomen to look at your spleen, stomach, heart, lung, rib cage, muscle; aorta. Anemia! what type and what is your hemoglobin and hematocrit? Please contact your doctor and have appropriate physical examination and diagnostic tests. Thanks. ...Read more

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Sharp pain felt in middle of chest (toward right) when cracking back & lower left abdominal pain/pressure under rib cage. Had since last night. Cause?

Sharp pain felt in middle of chest (toward right) when cracking back & lower left abdominal pain/pressure under rib cage. Had since last night. Cause?

Chest/abd pain: Could be reflux, elevate head of bed , consider ranitidine one a day or previcid or both or may be gas or just nerve irritation. or could you have herniated a disc when cracking back?. Do you have pain with deep breath? on BCP or smoke? then may be clots and go to urgent care /ER check d-dimer. Due to concern of clot, herniation and limited info f/u with doc urgent care today. ...Read more

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What can cause left side abdominal pain under ribs when sitting? No other symptoms.

What can cause left side abdominal pain under ribs when sitting? No other symptoms.

Left abdominal pain: Your left side under the rib has stomach, spleen, pancreas, lungs, kidney, intestine and muscles. Any problem with one of them can cause pain. Please see your doctor for complete history and thorough examination with lab.Tests and us/ctscan of abdomen. Wish you good health. ...Read more

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What can cause top left shoulder pain and left side abdominal pain under ribs that's a shooting pain in both areas when breathing in deeply?

What can cause top left shoulder pain and left side abdominal pain under ribs that's a shooting pain in both areas when breathing in deeply?

Diaphragmatic irrit.: The shoulder pain described is a referred pain from a left diaphragmatic irritation. Therefore any thoracic or abdominal pathology that might irritate the left diaphragm will lead to such pain. I advise you get a ct of chest and abdomen and get checked by your physician. Good luck. ...Read more

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Severe left side abdominal pain under ribes below breast and all the way down to hips travels into stomach its like pain waves bubbly kinda??

Severe left side abdominal pain under ribes below breast and all the way down to hips travels into stomach its like pain waves bubbly kinda??

Go to ER if severe: If your pain is severe go to the emergency room close to your home pain on your left close to your ribs could be a long list of things it take careful interview and examination to figure it out so see a doctor emergency room if the pain is severe thank you for using health tap and good luck ...Read more

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Upper left abdominal pain intensified over months. Felt under ribs, flank. MRI, CBC, endoscopy normal (chr duodenitis). Can't sleep, burning, gnawing?

Upper left abdominal pain intensified over months. Felt under ribs, flank. MRI, CBC, endoscopy normal (chr duodenitis). Can't sleep, burning, gnawing?

Spastic GI: you might be having irritable bowel syndrome ,they need to check the function of your gallbladder ,they probably did ultrasound, it showed no stone they ruled out GB disease. Control stress, exercise daily,even by simple walking. Eat light,avoid greasy,spicy,creamy food.Avoid raw green,eat fresh fruits and cooked vegetables,hydrate yourself well.apply heat pad and relax when you eat do not rush. ...Read more

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Upper left abdominal pain below underneath lower ribs. Aches. Radiates to both my sides of ribs. Nausea with Tylenol, tea, energy drinks. ?

Upper left abdominal pain below underneath lower ribs. Aches. Radiates to both my sides of ribs.  Nausea with Tylenol, tea, energy drinks. ?

Luq pain: Left upper abdominal discomfort with radiation around both sides,May be referred from the spleen,colon,stomach,pancreas,duodenum,left lung base or even gall bladder. The symptoms are worrisome enough to warrant an examination by a physician tonight. ...Read more

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Abdominal Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the ...Read more