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Liver Pain Left Side
I'm in pain, left side of my abdomen could this be my diverticulitis acting up again and what shhould I do?
Diverticulitis: If you have had diverticulitis before, then it is possible, you need to contact your doctor for antibiotics, and to be evaluated. Go on a liquid diet to minimize bowel irritation and do not use an enema if you have constipation, use miralax (polyethylene glycol). You definitely need to be checked to see if it is something else, like a kidney stone, or females can have ovarian cysts or pelvic inflammatory disease too. ...Read more
This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more
Many things: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more
After having intercourse next day why do I get poking sharp pain left side of my abdomen it's my 6th day of cycle?
Needs to be checked:
The pain can be due to
1pelvic inflammatory disease
5some sexually transmitted disease
7 physical injury
consult your doctor and ask questions if you have any and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Had total colorectal removal 10 yrs ago. Last 9 months been anaemic with pain left side of abdomen which goes through my hip and lower back, front leg?
Left hip/ leg pain: Follow up with doctor this week. Would consider CT of abdomen/pelvis to ensure no cancer, check renal function as that can cause anemia as well. Did you have inflammatory bowel because if that recurrs in small intestine or ileum can cause anemia (though usuallyright side). Also consider hip films to check for arthritis. ...Read more
Get evaluated: If you know you have a splenic artery aneurysm from prior imaging and doc visits, and you are now in new pain then go to er. If you splenic artery aneurysm is leaking or ruptured, your pain is coming from internal bleeding. You need an urgent angiogram and coil of the aneurysm, or surgery for ligation, splenectomy. Don't wait. ...Read more
Dr I am having nausea, back pain left side, lower abdomen pain and pain near to vaginal area, not 24 hours it will be for 2-3 mins, what it will be?
Without direct contact I cannot give an informed medical opinion in your particular situation. BUT,
spreading abdominal pain especially In the context of pregnancy is an emergency.
STD, appendix, UTI out of control. Regardless of whether pregnant.
THen, miscarriage, tubal pregnancy are some serious disorders in pregnancy ...Read more
Diagnosed recently cll stage 0 but just started having abdominal pain left side, feeling bloated. Wbc 13, 000. Will I need chemo if nodes in abdomen?
Here's an idea: Today, it's customary to subtype cll by its genetic markers. It's actually about a dozen different diseases, some aggressive, some not. I'll bet that your hematologist has already done this, and your tumor mutation / translocation profile will be more helpful as a guide to treatment. Whether your spleen is big or not is much less of a factor than other parameters. ...Read more
Stabbing continuous pain left side of abdomen just below ridcage. Occurs with full or empty stomach. Burping more frequently. Slight nausea after movin?
Gas build up: If you know it's a gas build up, drinking warm water and applying a hot water bottle to the abdomen helps break down the gas and enables you to pass it. Taking simethicone 1/2 hour after meals helps to prevent the gas build up. Gas, in some people, can build up even without eating, . ...Read more
Moderate spurts of pain left side of abdomen just below rib cage. Comes and goes. Soft frequent bowel movements. What could be wrong?
I got put on the birth control pill, Saturday last week, and I had sexual intercourse 3days after, could I be pregnant, pain left side of abdomen w/d?
Maybe: Most would recommend that you use backup contraception for at least a month while your body adjusts to the pill. It works by preventing ovulation, and if you ovulated before you started the pill, the egg could be in position for fertilization by your unprotected encounter. Your discomfort could also be something else. ...Read more
1 week ago I had a bloody stool, difficulty with bowel movements since. Minor pain left side of lower abdomen. Also, a vibrator was inserted in rectum during sex? How concerned should I be?
Very concerned: You could have a bowel perforation a simple tear or worse go to a gastroenterologist or the ER for an eval ...Read more
Burning in throat, difficulty breathing through nose, pain I all upper abdomen, chest pain left side pain in right lower back, leg and testicle ideas?
Here are some. ..: Have all these symptoms simultaneous symptoms been new to you or just another flare-up of chronic recurrent episodes? Clinically, your combined symptoms suggest the occurrence of systemic effects from viral infection or connective tissue disorders or autoimmune disorders, which commonly affects multiple sites of body. So, seek pro-evaluation, counseling, and treatment timely. ...Read more
Fatty Liver: But have pain on left side of abdomen? I had an ultrasound and everything else was normal. It hurts after eating or empty stomach.
Lots of reasons...: Have you undergone upper endoscopy to rule out gastric disease missed on x-ray or colonoscopy to assess the splenic flexure of the large bowel? Do you have underlying irritable bowel syndrome? Is your distress worsened or improved by meals, activity, deep breathing, palpation of ribs? Have you suffered any physical trauma recently to the area? What medications have been tried, & which have helped? ...Read more
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Nonspecific: Right sided abdominal pain is nonspecific. Certainly however, it is not related to GERD. The liver is in the right upper abdomen, under the rib cage, but it is impossible to know if this is the cause. Could be something as simple as gas or a muscle spasm/strain. If you're worried, see your primary care provider for a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Pain under and over ribs right side radiates to back for 10mth. Past Hevy drinker. Quit drinkin. Ct us bloods all clear. Poss liver pain?
I have enlarged liver & spleen, pain in my right side, could I have cancer. Diagonists w/enlarged spleen in liver & pain on right side under ribs hurts to touch, getiing a CT done tomorrow, it's been 23 hours please answer..
The ct will be able to detect cancer if present. To answer your question, with any enlargement of organs there is a chance of cancer. However, there are also many other causes as well (fatty liver, liver cirrhosis, hepatitis, sickle cell disease etc.) hopefully your doctors will be able to figure out exactly the cause of your hepatosplenomegaly (enlarged liver and spleen) and come up with a treatment plan.
Best of luck. ...Read more
Severe pain: Requires a visit to an emergency clinic. Could be a lot of things, if it lasts more than a few minutes could also be dangerous. Good luck! ...Read more
LUQ pain under rib: May be stomach (reflux, H pylori)-treat with ranitidine. prevecid, colon-constipation/gas, need milk of magnesia, (magnesium hydroxide) fluids, simethicone, or lesions pancreas, breast I have seen even vaginitis/ ovaries cause LUQ pain f/u w/ doc may need CXR, mammogram possible abdominal CT ...Read more
I'm 62, gained 30 lbs in one year, mostly in my belly. I have no pain. Left side of belly is larger than right.
Weight gain.: Have you seen your doctor for an evaluation in the course of this year? Have you had an abdominal examination? Blood testing? That's a lot of weight to gain in one year, assuming your eating and activity patterns have not changed dramatically in that year. You really need to good physical examination and directed testing. ...Read more