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Tues. left side stomach cramps,wed. tender breast started and this morning light pink spotting in am/brown spotting later.Took a prg test that was neg

Tues. left side stomach cramps,wed. tender breast started and this morning light pink spotting in am/brown spotting later.Took a prg test that was neg

Irregular period: Sounds like you are having some spotting between periods. This can happen to any woman. Nobody has completely regular cycles all the time. With neg pregnancy test, no real reason to worry. May take a couple of cycles to get regular again. Use a heating pad on your belly for the cramps, or try ibuprofen. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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Been having discomfort under left rib for a few months. If feels like something is under it. My left side of my stomach is sometimes tender to touch?

Been having discomfort under left rib for a few months. If feels like something is under it. My left side of my stomach is sometimes tender to touch?

Left sided pain: Under your left rib is your stomach, colon and spleen - thats it time to get checked out as your spleen may be enlarged an ultrasound is a quick simple and safe test. ...Read more

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Is tenderness in the lower left side of the stomach always considered a symptom of diverticulitis?

Is tenderness in the lower left side of the stomach always  considered a symptom of diverticulitis?

Abdominal pain: Abdominal pain in the left lower quadrant is not always due to diverticulitis which usually presents with nausea and vomiting and left lower quadrant pain. LLQ pain can be referred , from constipation, obstruction, volvulus, kidney stones or in women ovarian cysts or torsion and several other problems. CT scan is indicated for both RLQ and LLQ pain when severe with guarding or rebound. See MD. ...Read more

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I've tenderness on left side abdominal mid area for 3 days now and have menstruations these days, should I concern about it ?

I've tenderness on left side abdominal mid area for 3 days now and have menstruations these days, should I concern about it ?

Observe for now: I would not jump to conclusions based on only 3 days of discomfort. Things to watch for are persistence without improvement of the pain for more than a week, increasing or spreading pain, fever, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. ...Read more

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Dull or achy pain on left bottom side of stomach. Just came out of no where. Is it serious? Doesn't feel tender to touch.

Dull or achy pain on left bottom side of stomach. Just came out of no where. Is it serious? Doesn't feel tender to touch.

Left sided pain: If it is low down on left side, it may be as simple as constipation. If it is higher up on left side, an irritation to your stomach is possible such as gastritis. There are many causes of abdominal pain, an exam and history with an MD would be advised. ...Read more

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Male 23 lower left side abdomen numbness, tightness of chest and tender nipples?

Male 23 lower left side abdomen numbness, tightness of chest and tender nipples?

Chest tightness : Left sided chest symptoms are always worrisome, because they make physicians think of heart problems. However, if you are a 23-year-old male, this becomes much less likely. I would strongly suggest you be evaluated as soon as possible by your physician, an urgent care center, or emergency center. ...Read more

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I am 20 and I feel heaviness in my lower abdomen,the left side is tender upon touching it and I easily urinate.please what could be wrong wit me?

I am 20 and I feel heaviness in my lower abdomen,the left side is tender upon touching it and I easily urinate.please what could be wrong wit me?

Here are some...: Now that you have some symptoms, you need a comprehensive evaluation with detailing specific info on the onset, degree, duration, interval, progress, evolution, and sequence of events of all symptoms for reviea + proper physical exam + timely tests so to deduce and reach right diagnosis for right care & counseling. It would not be a good idea just to guess & name few possibilities. So, follow ... ...Read more

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I was punched in the left side of my abdomen, the area is tender and painful to touch and I am nauseated, but not vomiting. Is this a normal reaction?

I was punched in the left side of my abdomen, the area is tender and painful to touch and I am nauseated, but not vomiting. Is this a normal reaction?

Not quite. .: Any "reasonable" reaction you have to this trauma should peak in a few hrs after the incident and begin slowly to subside or improve after that. Depending on how severe was the trauma, a worse case scenario is having a lacerated stomach or spleen. Get x-rayed to rule out such possibilities if symptoms get worse ...Read more

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How long should I expect tenderness in my stomach & left side after diverticulitis flare up? Is it ok to run...This morn it made it worse. Better now.

Ask your doctor: May take some weeks to recover. Depends on how severe an episode you had. Your doctor would know your test results & be able to tell you what to expect for your own specific situation. ...Read more

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I have experienced left side abdominal tenderness where pain is more pronounced with moving or changing position. This started two days ago?

I have experienced left side abdominal tenderness where pain is more pronounced with moving or changing position.   This started two days ago?

When to get checked: Abdominal pain lasting more than 4 hours should be evaluated. If you are without fever, vomiting then okay to get into your primary. Your left colon could be the cause, diverticulitis, colitis, spasms, abscess are all possibilities. Imaging, colonoscopy and/or antibiotics may be ordered. If you have fever or vomiting get into the er. ...Read more

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Left side of my lower abdomen is more buldged out than my right side & is tender to push on, weird cravings, and my urine smells stronger what's wrong?

Left side of my lower abdomen is more buldged out than my right side & is tender to push on, weird cravings, and my urine smells stronger what's wrong?

Asymmetric: Asymmetry of the abdomen may not be abnormal but if there are significant discomfort and tenderness then an examination is recommended. Your urine may simply be overly concentrated from inadequate intake of fluids,but if there are frequency and burning a culture is indicated. See your physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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I'm 18, and female. I have been working out, but recently the lower left side in the abdomen area is feeling tender. Do i need to stop? Or keep going?

I'm 18, and female. I have been working out, but recently the lower left side in the abdomen area is feeling tender. Do i need to stop? Or keep going?

Why keep going : If something is bothering you? Take a break. Make sure you have proper form with whatever you are doing. If pain persists see a doctor. ...Read more

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I'm having some abdominal tenderness on my upper left side I feel a small ball or lump as well. ?

I'm having some abdominal tenderness on my upper left side I feel a small ball or lump as well. ?

Abdomina pain: you need to be seen by a physician to do abdominal exam to ascertain the cause of pain. depending on the exam one can plan further test ...Read more

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I suffer from severe IBS and fibermyalgia. I have very tender sore left side abdomen, it really hurts to lift my left leg up ?

I suffer from severe IBS and fibermyalgia. I have very tender sore left side abdomen, it really hurts to lift my left leg up ?

SIJ: 22y fem w. IBS & fibromyalgia, FM, has severe pain "lifting leg". Disordered sacroiliac joint, SIJ, is commonly associated w. FM via ligament laxity disorder called Hypermobility Syndrome. Back/hip pain while actively lifting leg while reclined is termed "Active Straight Leg Raise" Sign & pathagnomic for SIJ. SIJ ligaments elicit severe pain when torqued & stretched by extended 20 pound leg. ...Read more

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Since yesterday I have been having horrible stomach pains, left side lower between belly hurting and hip tender to touch and a lump. What could this b?

Go and get checked: If you have persistent pain and a tender lump in your groin, you need to see a doctor and have a medical check up to find out the nature of the problem. It can be an infection? Do you have Fever or any injury recently?. Without a physical examination, we can not help you fully well. ...Read more