Top
10
Doctor insights on: Left Upper Quadrant Pain Differential Diagnosis

Share
1

1
I have left upper quadrant pain that lasts for some time along with mild pain that radiates to the left collarbone region. It comes and goes?

I have left upper quadrant pain that lasts for some time along with mild pain that radiates to the left collarbone region.  It comes and goes?

Don't you like: To find out and get treated. Best way is to see your family doctor , get investigated the cause of your trouble , like acidity , ulcer , gers etc , once cause is known treatment will be simple ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
3 doctors shared insights

Differential Diagnosis (Definition)

Is a process of elimination, to look at several possibilities for diagnosing a probable illness, through process of elimination, to narrow those probabilities, so as a ...Read more


2

2
I had severe left upper quadrant pain, happened suddenly, radiated to left shoulder, am 26 no past medical history. What is the cause for that pain.

LUQ pain: Your abdominal pain could be a number of reasons. Would need additional symptoms/descriptions to assist ruling out possible causes. Make sure you are not constipated, which can present with those symptoms. Take citrucel as a trial with adequate hydration. If symptoms persist, suggest abdominal ct and being evaluated by a local physician. ...Read more

3

3
I had a left upper quadrant pain on stomach, what do I do?

I had a left upper quadrant pain on stomach, what do I do?

Depends: If it was a one-time, passing thing, there's not much to do. If it's persistent or recurrent, talk to your doctor. Pay attention to when and why it occurs, so you can discuss your symptoms accurately with your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

4

4
High neutrophils with low lymphocytes and left upper quadrant pain. What should I do?

Infection?: As you don't give any numbers or tell how long you have had pain it is hard to answer the question. If the WBC count is really high you may have an acute infection. Without more information the probability of this can't be assessed. As you must have seen a physician to get the blood count ordered, ask him/her for follow-up. ...Read more

5

5
What causes occasional left upper quadrant pain, around the bottom of the rib cage, worse after a bowel movement?

What causes occasional left upper quadrant pain, around the bottom of the rib cage, worse after a bowel movement?

Luq: Left upper abdominal discomfort may be due to muscular strain, gas entrapment or pathology in the splenic flexure of the colon or disease of the spleen itself. Do you strain to have a bowel movement? Do you have any obvious bowel symptoms? If symptoms persist consult your physician or a gastroenterologist for evaluation. ...Read more

6

6
Left upper quadrant pain with movement/bending, bloating, high liver enzymes, weight gain, what to do?

Need more info: A full evaluation requires detailed history, physical examination and may be some tests and that can only be done in person. However, a few things: (a) if you drink alcohol, stop entirely, (b) lose weight (c) follow your doctor's instructions. ...Read more

7

7
I am a 45 yr old female haveing left upper quadrant dull pain on and off for about 2 hours now what could this be?

I am a 45 yr old female haveing left upper quadrant dull pain on and off for about 2 hours now what could this be?

Hard to say!: There is no sure way to diagnose the source of abdominal pain because the nerves there are not too smart. They don't say "Hey, this is your liver & I'm hurting! (or kidney, gall bladder, or stomach) Nerves are smarter elsewhere (When you hit your finger, your little finger does tell you it is very upset and hurt! You have specific finger pain, not vague arm pain. If worsens, fever, vomiting: ER ...Read more

8

8
I have pain in left upper quadrant, what could it be?

I have pain in left upper quadrant, what could it be?

Many things: Cardiac causes, pulmonary causes, spleen problems, stomach issues, kidney problems, pancreas issues, colon problems, diaphragm issues, peritoneum issues, chest wall problems, shingles, and medical issues. Bottom line....Need more information gathered by your primary care doctor to narrow these vague symptoms. ...Read more

9

9
If my left upper quadrant painful what is it the problem?

If my left upper quadrant painful what is it the problem?

LUQ Pain: Pain in the Left Upper Quadrant may be related to gastric (common-ulcers/GERD/gastritis), cardiac, pulmonary, intestinal, renal, splenic, pancreatic, vascular & referred. A careful history, physical exam & imaging are important in the differential diagnosis+review of symptoms. A patient who guards the area or has rebound tenderness may indicate surgical problems. See your MD for full exam. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
I have sharp aching grabbing paun in my left upper quadrant what can this be?

I have sharp aching grabbing paun in my left upper quadrant what can this be?

Not usually serious: If "paun" is "pain" then the answer is a host of things, which can range from simple things such as a strained muscle or a rib fracture on the left lower chest wall, to more serious disorders like peptic ulcer disease or diverticulitis. I have recently even seen one such patient near your age with a splenic problem. If it persists see your doctor or surgeon. ...Read more