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Have dull pain i left upper stomach....Constant and dull back slight burning on same side.....Pain right beloow ribgage?

Have dull pain i left upper stomach....Constant and dull back slight burning on same side.....Pain right beloow ribgage?

Ulcer or gastritis: Probablybfrom your ibuprofen. Stop it and take a few days of otc proton pump inhibitor to see if this helps or not. If not, see your doctor. ...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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I have pain in my left upper stomach are at times it feels as if its pushing out my ribs what could this be?

I have pain in my left upper stomach are at times it feels as if its pushing out my ribs what could this be?

Lots possible...: Anatomically, the left upper quadrant (luq) of abdomen includes: spleen, pancreatic tail, stomach, descending duodenum, splenic flexure of the colon, associated vessels. Don't forget the diaphragm, heart, and lower chest are pretty close by. The abdominal musculature, ribs, and skin can all contribute as well to localizing luq pain. An exam is appropriate for clarity of diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have pain in my left upper side stomach what could it be?

I have pain in my left upper side stomach what could it be?

Many possibilities: I suspect you're referring to your abdomen (portion of body), not your stomach which is an organ inside the abdominal cavity. Spleen is up there. Transverse colon meets descending colon in that part of abdomen. Stomach & pancreas are more towards midline. Of course, pneumonia sitting on diaphragm could also be painful. Maybe a kidney stone on left flank? Best to go see ur Family Doc for evaluation ...Read more

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Slight pain upper left of stomach. Below the chest but at the upper left of stomach. Not wide spread and only hurts pressed slight hard.

Slight pain upper left of stomach. Below the chest but at the upper left of stomach. Not wide spread and only hurts pressed slight hard.

More info?: The first thing one thinks of is gallbladder, ulcers, gastritis when do you get pain? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery ? How long has it been there? Have u tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? Has anyone done any studies? Need a bit more. ...Read more

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I've had pain in my upper left stomach for a couple weeks. It's not there all the time but when it is it's very uncomfortable. What could it be?

I've had pain in my upper left stomach for a couple weeks. It's not there all the time but when it is it's very uncomfortable. What could it be?

R/o Ulcer: Best to see your primary care physician or gastroenterology specialist to rule out peptic ulcer disease, and splenic enlargement, with an exam. Pepcid (famotidine) OTC may help relieve it which is helpful with diagnosis, too. ...Read more

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Does a bulging disc cause pain the the upper left stomach ?

Maybe: Patients with thoracic lateral discs complain of pain that wraps around their back and can go to the abdomen region. Usually when it comes from a thoracic disc it is a sharp shooting type pain. However if you have only left upper abdominal pain this may not have anything to do with a disc as several other things can cause this. Please see your pmd. ...Read more

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I fell today and having pain in my upper left stomach. I have had a swollen spleen before from mono. Should I get checked out of give it a few days?

I fell today and having pain in my upper left stomach. I have had a swollen spleen before from mono. Should I get checked out of give it a few days?

Exam needed: An enlarged spleen is often boggy and susceptible to easy bruising and bleeding. This can act like a sponge and continue to bleed. You should be examined by a physician, undergo a careful abdominal evaluation and have a blood test to check for dropping red blood cell count. ...Read more

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I keep getting very bad pain in my upper left stomach it starts under ribs and moves upwards the pain feels like fist size almost like pulling?

I keep getting very bad pain in my upper left stomach it starts under ribs and moves upwards the pain feels like fist size almost like pulling?

Must check the heart: Any person with chest pain (even if it starts under the chest) has to go to his doctor or the E.R. to be checked right away for a heart attack. That means not waiting at home to see if it turns into a bad heart attack. As the saying goes, "better safe than sorry". It's hard to guess exactly where the pain is coming from, without an evaluation. ...Read more

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Been having worst sharp pain upper left stomach. In my back. Worst when I eat and super bad poop oily and smelly. Should I be worried? Has been worst?

Been having worst sharp pain upper left stomach. In my back. Worst when I eat and super bad poop oily and smelly. Should I be worried? Has been worst?

Stomach pain: Yes you should be concerned and you should consult with your doctor and have a check up. There are many possiblities. Why are you taking aspirin, and why are you bruising? Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Should i stop taking naproxen immediately? Have had building throbbing burning pain in upper left stomach area. It is constant but worse w/ each dose.

Should i stop taking naproxen immediately? Have had building throbbing burning pain in upper left stomach area. It is constant but worse w/ each dose.

Yes: Naproxyn is an nsaid. It's a class of medicine that can thin the lining of your stomach and cause an ulcer. Ulcers can bleed and be dangerous. Please see your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Pain in upper left stomach, nausea and using the bathroom after eating. Fever. Blood in urine.

Pain in upper left stomach, nausea and using the bathroom after eating. Fever. Blood in urine.

Colitis?: Sounds like it could be some type of inflammation of the colon leading to these symptoms and making you sick. The nearby inflamed colon (sigmoid) can often irritate bladder causing blood in urine (hematuria). It is time for you to see your doc about this. Be well. ...Read more

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Pain upper left quadrant of stomach off and on, history of enlarged spleen could that be it?

Pain upper left quadrant of stomach off and on,  history of enlarged spleen could that be it?

Get checked ASAP: If you have a history of an enlarged spleen and you are having pain in the left upper abdomen and this has not yet been checked or explained it is advisable that you get checked as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Endoscopy showed gastritis in pre pyloric entrum. Blood test showed h.Pylori positive, given antibiotics, but still pain in upper left stomach?

Endoscopy showed gastritis in pre pyloric entrum. Blood test showed h.Pylori positive, given antibiotics, but still pain in upper left stomach?

Gastritis: Could be chronic h pylori gastrits which does not respond to antibiotics very well, if at all; could be h pylori that needs another different antibiotic regimen; could be gerd requiring ppi treatment. ...Read more

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Had slight but bearable pain in left upper abdomen, been there for two days, ate bad food four days ago..what is it?

Splenic flexure: Gas can sometimes get trapped at the splenic flexure of your transverse colon; however, if symtoms persist- see your physician. ...Read more

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I have pain in left upper abdomen that feels better when i awake, it hurts as i start my daily activities or eat, what is this? Help!

I have pain in left upper abdomen that feels better when i awake, it hurts as i start my daily activities or eat, what is this? Help!

That can be: Abea tough one. I would go with GI system. Are u still taking medicine for acid reflux? I would start there, making sure u are using a class of med called a proton pump inhibitor, like Omeprazole 40 mg. I would make appt but that's where my bet would b. If chest pain with exertion that's different, think cardiac in that case but overall u rva bit young 4 that issue. Gd luc. ...Read more