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Maybe spleen hurting or enlarged or maybe kidney pain. L side of abdomen hurts. What could that be?

Maybe spleen hurting or enlarged or maybe kidney pain. L side of abdomen hurts. What could that be?

Consider the colon: Spleen pain is unusual unless a history of a splenic disease, blood disease, infection as malaria or typhoid (high fever). Trauma could cause rib fracture and splenic injury. Kidney pain in the side is towards the back and may be due to stone or infection. Irritable colon, constipation, diverticulosis, excessive gas build up are all possible. Pleurisy? If related to breathing. Need a dr's exam. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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Sometimes the left side of my upper abdomen hurts. It's probably gas. But why does wind get stuck in that area only? No other symptoms, except gas.

Sometimes the left side of my upper abdomen hurts. It's probably gas. But why does wind get stuck in that area only? No other symptoms, except gas.

Gas: Hello ~ If it is gas its probably coming from the stomach and a dilated stomach can impinge the diaphragm and give you a pain like a "stitch". The important thing is to let a doc place a hand on your stomach to make sure every thing is fine and there are no abdominal masses or any other noteworthy symptoms thanks ...Read more

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I'm 9 weeks pregnant with severe abdominal pain only on my left side, and it hurts to touch my lower back.

I'm 9 weeks pregnant with severe abdominal pain only on my left side, and it hurts to touch my lower back.

Get checked: For tubal pregnancy, see your gyn doctor or go to er to make sure you do not have tubal pregnancy. ...Read more

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Severe abdominal pain right lower side. Hurts to pee and didn't make it to the bathroom in time earlier. Can't sit or lay down. My lower back hurts.?

Severe abdominal pain right lower side. Hurts to pee and didn't make it to the bathroom in time earlier. Can't sit or lay down. My lower back hurts.?

Pain: Symptoms could be a kidney stone. Other possibilities: bladder infection, kidney infection, lower urinary tract infection. Recommend emergency room visit or see md asap. ...Read more

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What can this be? Severe right-side pain with lower back + lower right abdominal pain. Nausea, vomiting, hurts with drinking. Trouble sleeping, walking and laying.

What can this be? Severe right-side pain with lower back + lower right abdominal pain. Nausea, vomiting, hurts with drinking. Trouble sleeping, walking and laying.

Exam needed: With persistent right lower abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting and especially tenderness, appendicitis must be considered. I recommend that your physician examine you as soon as possible. An ovarian cause is possible but less likely. ...Read more

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I've smoked since I was 9 im 17 now but the past month ive been coughing things up so much my lower abdomen hurts, kidneys hurt or go numb, ribs pop?

I've smoked since I was 9 im 17 now but the past month ive been coughing things up so much my lower abdomen hurts, kidneys hurt or go numb, ribs pop?

See a doctor: It may be related to your respiratory tract. It may be a nasal drip. Either way, take the opportunity to stop smoking. ...Read more

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Pain on left upper abdomen. Hurts, when I breathe in and when I do heavy lifting?

Pain on left upper abdomen. Hurts, when I breathe in and when I do heavy lifting?

Costochondritis: Sounds like costochondritis, an inflammation of the tissue in the rib cage in your left lower chest. Usually follows mild trauma, frequent cough, lifting or strenous exercise. Icing the site and OTC meds may help. But if not improved after 1-2 days, please schedule a doctors appointment or a video consult through Healthtap. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have crohns and gaatroparesis. Having hard time eating upper abdomen hurts and now constipated for 4 days. Hungry but eating hurts.

I have crohns and gaatroparesis. Having hard time eating upper abdomen hurts and now constipated for 4 days. Hungry but eating hurts.

See a gastroenterolo: Pronto! You have 2 serious conditions that can't be addressed in 400 spaces. You MUST see someone face to face to deal with your issues right away. ...Read more

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Upper abdomen hurts after eating fatty foods and too much consumption of water?

Upper abdomen hurts after eating fatty foods and too much consumption of water?

Abdominal pain: Consider evaluation for gastritis/reflux/ H pylori but more so gallbladder as it can be precipitated by fatty food. Rarely may be pancreatic dysfunction if you consume significant alcohol or have cystic fibrosis (which you should know by now) Alternatively you are eating alot and should just eat/drink smaller amounts. F/U with MD/gastroenterologist ...Read more

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Why does my lower abdomen hurts when I pee and my lower back hurts.

Infection: It sounds like you might have a urinary tract infection. You should get seen today. If it is an infection and it does not get treated, it could spread to your kidneys and blood stream and that is very serious! If you have fever over 100 deg. F., vomiting, or mid back pain or constant abdominal pain, go to the ER now. ...Read more

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What is wrong if upper abdomen hurts?

What is wrong if upper abdomen hurts?

Upper abdomen hurts: Anatomically, the upper abdomen includes: spleen, pancreas, stomach, descending duodenum, mid colon & flexures, associated vessels & aorta, liver, gallbladder, biliary tree. Don't forget the diaphragm, heart, & lower chest are pretty close by. Hernias, abdominal musculature, ribs, & skin can all contribute as well to upper abdominal pain. An exam is appropriate for clarity of diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more

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After strokes only for pleasue, no intercourse, and with clothes on why does lower back and abdomen hurts. Do I have cysts?

After strokes only for pleasue, no intercourse, and with clothes on why does lower back and abdomen hurts. Do I have cysts?

See a urologist: This is not normal. You may be getting over sensitized or have a neurolgic referred pain or may have prostatitis. This is not normal. See a urologist. ...Read more

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Do I have hiv. My lower abdomen hurts and I have lower back pain all the time?

Do I have hiv. My lower abdomen hurts and I have lower back pain all the time?

Not by given info.: HIV can only be definitively diagnosed by immunospecific testing and serum assays. The symptoms you present could be present in many many different conditions. Do you have risk factors for contracting HIV? ...Read more

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Bad abdominal pain hurts when I press on stomach, lower back hurts too don't know if related. It started yesterday gotten worse steady pain not go away?

Bad abdominal pain hurts when I press on stomach, lower back hurts too don't know if related. It started yesterday gotten worse steady pain not go away?

Several possibilitie: Hi. Is it made worse or better by eating, any relationship to urination, bowel habit changes, any other relevant details? The description you give could be gallstones, kidney stones, pancreatitis, peptic ulcer disease, and so on. Please get in to see your doc ASAP. I hope your doc can quickly diagnose and treat! Good luck. ...Read more

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14 weeks pregnant w/ hg. Strong abdominal pain, lower back and vaginal area. Have to crawl to the rr hurts so bad I cry. Pain comes 6-8 minutes apart. Help!?

14 weeks pregnant w/ hg. Strong abdominal pain, lower back and vaginal area. Have to crawl to the rr hurts so bad I cry. Pain comes 6-8 minutes apart. Help!?

Go to ER: Definitely agree that you should go to the hospital. If you are on floor in that much pain you need to be checked out. An ultrasound can likely diagnose where this pain is coming from. Certain confitions in pregnancy can be life threatening, so don't hesitate. ...Read more

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Lower back pain and abdominal pain. Hurts to even breath and now fatigue and body aches?

Lower back pain and abdominal pain. Hurts to even breath and now fatigue and body aches?

Check this: Lower abdominal pains radiating to the back can be several causes varying from infection, appendicitis, ovarian cyst severe urinary infection, kidney infection. There is no accurate way to find out via this site so go the your doctor or an emergency room today. This is not something to just sit on until you know what is wrong. Good luck ...Read more

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I have lower abdominal pain and sometimes lower back pain it also hurts when I pee and sometimes I get fevers can someone help?

See a doctor: Sounds as if you have a urinary tract infection and that it may involve the upper tract (ureters, kidney). This can be extremely severe and potentially life-threatening and you should be seen, examined, tested and treated asap by a professional. Please do not delay, and hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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Having serious abdominal pain with cramping and lower back pain that causes my legs to hurt. Also have a empty dropping sensation in stomach?

Having serious abdominal pain with cramping and lower back pain that causes my legs to hurt. Also have a empty dropping sensation in stomach?

Cycle???: R you on your cycle? If not then looks like coming down with some viral illness. During plenty of liquids and tylenol (acetaminophen) helps. If symptoms persist for more than a week--- see ur primary care doc. ...Read more

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19 year old with PKD. For 3 days I've been having kidney pain, mainly on my left side. At points I also get abdomen pain also. What could this be?

Yes your PKD: PKD could definatly give you your pain. This Poly cystic kidney disease should be followed by a specialist. Since it can lead to serious problems. I suggest that you get oin to your specialist soon for evaluation. Especially if your are have any UTI symptoms---or any fevers ...Read more

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Hi I had a CT abdominal Scan with Contrast & the dye was injected - 3 Spleens were detected on left side - will this cause pain around kidney?

Hi I had a CT abdominal Scan with Contrast & the dye was injected - 3 Spleens were detected on left side - will this cause pain around kidney?

Rarely: Accessory spleens are extremely common. I have on rare occasions seen the spleen on a long enough stalk to cause twisting or torsion which in turn can cause severe pain. In most cases though accessory spleen's are entirely asymptomatic. ...Read more

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I have an enlarged fatty liver, enlarged spleen, & 2nd stage kidney disease & I need to know if any one of those would cause a UTI & an ear infection?

I have an enlarged fatty liver, enlarged spleen, & 2nd stage kidney disease & I need to know if any one of those would cause a UTI & an ear infection?

Not per se: The conditions you described do not cause UTI by themselves. You should be under the care of a doctor to manage these illnesses so that you may prevent deterioration of liver and kidney function. ...Read more

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CT scan (for kidney stone) showed enlarged spleen, enlarged para-aortic lymph node, & diffusely hypodense liver-no lesions. What can this mean?

CT scan (for kidney stone) showed enlarged spleen, enlarged para-aortic lymph node, & diffusely hypodense liver-no lesions. What can this mean?

Unless you have: Had a recent illness (e.g. mononucleosis) that could explain those findings, unfortunately the main concern for splenomegaly and adenopathy would be lymphoma. Please talk to your doc about the results and next steps. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...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