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I have a sharp pain in mid abdomen it goes all the to the back on the left what's wrong ?

I have a sharp pain in mid abdomen it goes all the to the back on the left what's wrong ?

Referred pain: The type of pain could be local abdominal problems, but pain shooting to L back sounds more like referred pain from pancreatitis. I suggest you go see a gastroenterologist and find out what exactly is the reason for the pain, with bloodwork and imaging ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Is it possible to feel vena cava? I can feel something hard when I press deeply. Hurts a lot. Mid abdomen

Is it possible to feel vena cava? I can feel something hard when I press deeply. Hurts a lot. Mid abdomen

Not the cava: Like any other vessel your cava should be soft and compressible. I am not sure otherwise what else you can feel, but a distended bowel loop may feel hard sometimes. ...Read more

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For 2 yrs I get pain @ upper left quadrant when I bend over-mid abdomen far left. Goes away if I stretch upright, very painful. U/S normal. Thoughts?

For 2 yrs I get pain @ upper left quadrant when I bend over-mid abdomen far left. Goes away if I stretch upright, very painful. U/S normal. Thoughts?

Hiatal hernia : You most likely have hiatal hernia and will need UGI/ barium swallow to asses the severity of the disease. If ruled out for hiatal hernia, then you will need MRI of thoracic spine to rule out disc disease of mid back ...Read more

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I suddenly have a purplish black and blue on my left mid abdomen side. Hard upon touch, not hurting. Didn't hit against anything. Should I be concern?

I suddenly have a purplish black and blue on my left mid abdomen side. Hard upon touch, not hurting. Didn't hit against anything. Should I be concern?

Ecchymosis: An ecchymosis is a spot of bleeding under the skin with diameter larger than 1 cm . It is similar to hematoma, commonly called a bruise. Most commonly, it coould be harmless caused by unnoticed trauma but may be harbinger of more serious diseases such as purpura, and hemophilia. If it does't resolve or you keep getting more spots see your doctor. ...Read more

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Pain in up/mid abdomen just below sternum.No naseau.Strted jog'n 3 weeks ago.Gradual onset of pain 1 wk ago. Getting worse.Like a punch.?

Get evaluated: This could be serious as it is getting worse. Symptoms like these deserve a full evaluation in person by your health care provider. ...Read more