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Left upper quadrant abdominal swelling under ribs and shortness of breath when exercising. What could this be?

Left upper quadrant abdominal swelling under ribs and shortness of breath when exercising. What could this be?

Need to see a doctor: Left upper quadrant pain could cardiac or gastrointestinal, but short of breath on exertion need further evaluation, you should see your doctor for further testing. ...Read more

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Dr. Rafael Lugo
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Tender Abdomen (Definition)

A tender abdomen is a belly that is painful ...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 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 upper quadrant of the abdomen is in extreme pain--what should I do?

Left upper quadrant of the abdomen is in extreme pain--what should I do?

See doctor!: You need to be evaluated by a doctor to give you useful information. ...Read more

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Severe pain after hitting left upper quadrant of abdomen. Any ideas?

Many possibilities: There are several possibilities. Minor accident or major car accident? Possibilities range from mild muscle trauma pain, rib or rib fracture pain & less likely spleen, liver, or lung injury. Would need to see a doctor for a better evaluation. ...Read more

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What do I do about severe pain for over 6 days left upper quadrant of abdomen any ideas?

What do I do about severe pain for over 6 days left upper quadrant of abdomen any ideas?

See Physician: May need a ct of the abdomen as this is an area that is not readily associated with a common diagnosis. (i.e. Right lower = appendix). ...Read more

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I want to know if this is a serious medical issue. I can't help to worry. The numbing at the left upper quadrant of my abdomen isn't painful. Its as if a blood is gushing through.

I want to know if this is a serious medical issue. I can't help to worry. The numbing at the left upper quadrant of my abdomen isn't painful. Its as if a blood is gushing through.

Probably ok : There is no specific diagnosis for this, but I would see your primary doctor for an exam. Ask your doctor to check and see if your spleen is enlarged. That's in the left upper abdomen, and is unlikely to be the cause, but worth a visit and an exam. Hope this helps! ...Read more