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Hi. I have a pinching pain in my upper left side of abdomen. It seems to be coming from just under the ribs. I have diverticulitis and IBS. IBS?

Hi. I have a pinching pain in my upper left side of abdomen. It seems to be coming from just under the ribs. I have diverticulitis and IBS. IBS?

Nonspecific: There is no specific diagnosis to left upper quadrant abdominal pain. Sometimes I have seen muscle spasms here, associated with intermittent pain and a "bulge". This can be confused for a hernia, but the bulge is the firm muscle that's in spasm. You'll have to see your doctor for a more complete evaluation if you need more info. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Sever pain in the upper left side abdomen plus yellow eyes?

Sever pain in the upper left side abdomen plus yellow eyes?

Jaundice: You are describing pain in the area of the liver plus jaundice from a sick liver. You most likely have liver disease - infectious, chronic, etc. You should see a GI specialist with an interest in liver disease (hepatologist). You may also be infectious and might need to isolate yourself in some way to avoid spreading infectious hepatitis. Get evaluated right away. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in upper left side of abdomen under ribs. What can I do to alleviate the pain?

Consider Cold Milk: If you aren't a smoker, who is overweight, and family history of heart disease, that is, it isn't your heart that is causing this, consider your stomach as being the culprit. Too much acid? How about drinking milk to coat it with cold milk. Not a treatment, but will give you diagnosis. Then go to your doctor. You are going to need their help. ...Read more

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I feel continuous pain in upper left side of abdomen and discomfortness, don't know the reason yet even after many tests, very depressed please help.

I feel continuous pain in upper left side of abdomen and discomfortness, don't know the reason yet even after many tests, very depressed please help.

I am sorry: I am sorry for your pain. Are you using anti-inflammatory medicine? If so, please stop them. They can cause gastritis and bleeding leading to nausea, diarrhea. Your local doctors should include, primary care, gastroenterology and infectious disease. If we had more information, exam and results of those tests- could have an easier time to help you. ...Read more

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Starting last night I've had pain in my upper left side of my abdomen. It's a dull/achy pain and it feels like there's a warm liquid spilling around it?

Starting last night I've had pain in my upper left side of my abdomen. It's a dull/achy pain and it feels like there's a warm liquid spilling around it?

Nonspecific: This symptom is nonspecific and could be due to abdominal muscle strain or inflammation, inflammation of the colon, referred discomfort from gastritis, peptic ulcer, etc. If the discomfort persists or worsens, a physician would have to take a thorough history, perform an examination and order appropriate test in order to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Pain in the upper left-hand side of my abdomen just beneath the rib cage. What can be the cause of this pain. Had Ventral hernia repair on 7-7-14.?

Pain in the upper left-hand side of my abdomen just beneath the rib cage. What can be the cause of this pain. Had Ventral hernia repair on 7-7-14.?

See the surgeon: When you have had recent surgery, a new pain in the same area has to be considered to be related to the surgery until shown not to be. Sometimes, post-operative adhesions can do this; sometimes swelling or fluid in the area of the surgery. In any case, you need to see the surgeon who did the procedure so that he/she can evaluate the problem and treat it properly. ...Read more

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Pain on left upper side of abdomen. What is there?

Pain on left upper side of abdomen. What is there?

LUQ anatomy: 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 get sharp pain on my upper or middle left side abdomen. What could be this be and what is the cause? ? Help

I get sharp pain on my upper or middle left side abdomen. What could be this be and what is the cause? ? Help

Abd pain: Unfortunately, given the paucity of provided information, it is essentially impossible to think of any kind of disease causing your pain. More history and a physical exam is needed to at least get a hint of what that can be. ...Read more

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What would cause pain on upper left side of body near abdomen under ribs?

Splenic flexure: Many things as already mentioned, but there is something called splenic flexure syndrome where gas is caught in that area causing discomfort. It would be best to be checked out for the possible cause. ...Read more

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What should I do about a sharp colic pain on the upper left quadrant side of the abdomen?

What should I do about a sharp colic pain on the upper left quadrant side of the abdomen?

See Dr 4 Colon exam: It is helpful to list your age. Are your stool patterns normal? What makes the pain better? What makes the pain worse. Your best advice is to see a doctor who can perform or arrange for a colonoscopy exam after performing a history and physical on you. ...Read more

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Need some advice. I have sharp colic pain on the upper left quadrant side of the abdomen?

Could be gas: Sometimes gas can be caught in the bend of the large intestine in that area.... And be painful or mononucleosis can cause spleen enlargement which can be uncomfortable as well. If it persists then be seen. ...Read more

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25 f black I have been experiencing severe pain in my neck, upper left side shoulder, lower abdomen, left lower back, fatigue, hiccups, mood swings, my stomach feels like it has a lot of

25 f black I have been experiencing severe pain in my neck, upper left side shoulder, lower abdomen, left lower back, fatigue, hiccups, mood swings, my stomach feels like it has a lot of

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor and discuss if you may be depressed. Counter-intuitive as it may seem, exercise may help. Start with low intensity exercise such as walking and gradually increase the intensity at tolerated.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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I have a pain that starts in the upper left side of my abdomen and the spreads to different sections one at a time.?

I have a pain that starts in the upper left side of my abdomen and the spreads to different sections one at a time.?

I wish we could help: You with that unique description, but, alas, only an exam and evaluation can sort this out. The stomach and spleen are in the upper left abdomen; pain from one of those typically doesn't radiate. Perhaps it is coming from something associated with the large bowel and it turns the corner and travels down to the rectum. A complete history and exam by a skilled Doc is what you need. Stay well:) ...Read more

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Pain at left side upper abdomen?

Pain at left side upper abdomen?

See your doctor.: At age 75, the new onset of left upper abdominal pain ought to be evaluated, particularly in light of your history of anemia. You might consider taking a trial of Zantac (ranitidine) or other antacids in the meantime. If you have any chest pain with it, go to the emergency room immediately. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had a pain on left side upper abdomen after I drink a water and eat abit. The pain continue to left side of my back and chest (very painful).diseases?

I had a pain on left side upper abdomen after I drink a water and eat abit. The pain continue to left side of my back and chest (very painful).diseases?

Splenic flexure synd: Most common cause of this at 28 yrs is a gas pocket stuck in the upper left part of colon, causing distention and pain in left upper quadrant of your abdomen, that can also felt in back or lower chest on that side; this is known as splenic flexure syndrome; take some OTC gas pills and it will pass. Any assoc sx, such as fever, vomiting, diarrhea, or persistent pain more than a few days, see doc. ...Read more

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Feeling up sensation like you are full after a meal mile discomfort. No pain. Located left side /upper abdomen under rip cage. Any other symptoms?

Feeling up sensation like you are full after a meal mile discomfort. No pain. Located left side /upper abdomen under rip cage. Any other symptoms?

Cardiac/GI: At your age if you have cardiac risk factor/heart disease, you should get checked. If not and your are in good health.....try laxative/peptobismol/ Antacid. ...Read more

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After surgery 14mos ago to remove rt colon and sm part of intestine. I have severe pain on left side upper abdomen and swelling. With burning sensatio?

After surgery 14mos ago to remove rt colon and sm part of intestine. I have severe pain on left side upper abdomen and swelling. With burning sensatio?

See your doctor: As unfortunately the symptoms you describe could be related to so many different issues that can't be accurately determined without more information, the chance to examine you and possible testing. I would strongly encourage you to seek help in person when any symptoms is "severe". ...Read more

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Daughter has tenderness on upper left side of abdomen under rib radiating to back and says she feels pressure on left side? Like a gas bubble

Daughter has tenderness on upper left side of abdomen under rib radiating to back and says she feels pressure on left side? Like a gas bubble

ULQ pain: Unless pregnant, there are few things in a 15 year old female that can cause pain in the left upper quadrant of the abdomen. Intestinal disease or even constipation can mimic these symptoms. See a healthcare provider for tests and advice if persistent. ...Read more

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Pain on left side of abdomen?

Pain on left side of abdomen?

Nature of pain?: Left sided pain in a male could be a hernis, kidney stone, diverticular disease, pancreatitis and even just gas or constipation. We look at the location, the type of pain, lab tests, x-rays and, of course, examine the patient. There are lots of other possibilities as well. If pain gets worse or does not just go away you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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What organs are on the left side of abdomen?

What organs are on the left side of abdomen?

Several: The spleen is on the left side. Portions of the intestines are on the left side. The pancreas is mostly on the left side. One kidney is on the left side and one half of the genital tracts are on the left side. ...Read more

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What causes pain on lower left side of abdomen?

What causes pain on lower left side of abdomen?

Diverticular Dz?: This can sometimes be related to diverticular disease. If the pain is chronic or accompanied by change to bowel habitus - this warrants medical assessment. Severe abdominal pain warrants urgent evaluation. ...Read more

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What can cause pain on lower left side of abdomen?

What can cause pain on lower left side of abdomen?

Many possibilities..: Finding out the cause of abdominal pain is like solving a mystery: we collect clues from one's symptoms, history, examination+/- tests. Therefore, a "hands-on" eval is critical. In general, causes of left lower abdominal pain can include irritable bowel, diverticular disease, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, intestinal or gynecologic cancers, urinary tract infections, etc... ...Read more

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What might lead to pain lower left side of abdomen?

What might lead to pain lower left side of abdomen?

Many causes: Causes of left lower abdominal pain can include but is not limited to: ovarian cyst, ectopic pregnancy, diverticulitis, endometriosis, inguinal hernia, ovulation pain, intestinal obstruction, crohn’s disease, abscess, ulcerative colitis, seminal vesicle inflammation, cancer, aortic aneurysm, renal infection or stone or injury. Get chronic pain checked especially if associated with stool changes. ...Read more

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What are the causes of pain on left side of abdomen?

Left ABD pain: Left abd. Pain causes include but is not limited to: ovarian cyst, ectopic pregnancy, diverticulitis, endometriosis, inguinal hernia, ovulation pain, intestinal obstruction, crohn’s disease, abscess, ulcerative colitis, seminal vesicle inflammation, cancer, aortic aneurysm, renal infection or stone, injury, angina, heart attack, pneumonia, enlarged or ruptured spleen, pancreatitis & obstipation. ...Read more

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What causes pain in left side of abdomen and diaphram?

Number of things: This could be something as minor as gas to as serious as an ulcer or spleen injury. In that general area, you have your stomach, spleen, parts of large and small intestine, diaphragm, and a portion of your pancreas. Cardiac issues can even cause pain in this area. With all of these structures, a physical exam is recommended to be sure to not miss serious issues. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of pain in the lower left side of abdomen?

What could be the cause of pain in the lower left side of abdomen?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of pain on the lower left side of abdomen?

See below: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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I've been getting sharp pains in my left side of abdomen mainly from the middle downwards. Do you know what is causing this please?

Left ABD pain: Left abd. Pain causes include but is not limited to: ovarian cyst, ectopic pregnancy, diverticulitis, endometriosis, inguinal hernia, ovulation pain, intestinal obstruction, crohn’s disease, abscess, ulcerative colitis, seminal vesicle inflammation, cancer, aortic aneurysm, renal infection or stone, injury, angina, heart attack, pneumonia, enlarged or ruptured spleen, pancreatitis & obstipation. ...Read more

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I've been having pain on my left side of abdomen. Every time I sit down and lay on my left side it hurts, what do you think I should do?

Depends on the pain: Hello Christopher
Depends on the level of pain and how long it has been. For a women of your age, the organs on the left that are of issue are the spleen and your left ovary. If the spleen is enlarged due to an infection it can be painful. If your ovaries are twisting or have a cyst that could be pain. Or it could be due to your muscle sprains. If the pain is getting worse or fever see your doc ...Read more

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I have a hard knot like area on the lower left side of abdomen, been there for around 14 years but has gotten bigger over the years. No pain or discomf?

Overdue: This is not my area of expertise, but I must say that you are 14 years overdue to have this examined and, if necessary, treated. Consider this your engraved invitation...Call your physician now. ...Read more

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Pain in the left side of abdomen. Is it the appendix?

Pain on right: Appendix pain is usually right sided, but you may have other issues that need to be addressed like diverticulitis. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I have severe pain in lower left side of abdomen?

Need evaluation: Persistant severe pain should always be evaluated to determine the cause. I recommend an evaluation by dr. ...Read more

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What can this sharp pain on my left side of abdomen be?

Left ABD pain: Left abd. Pain causes include but is not limited to: ovarian cyst, ectopic pregnancy, diverticulitis, endometriosis, inguinal hernia, ovulation pain, intestinal obstruction, crohn’s disease, abscess, ulcerative colitis, seminal vesicle inflammation, cancer, aortic aneurysm, renal infection or stone, injury, angina, heart attack, pneumonia, enlarged or ruptured spleen, pancreatitis & obstipation. ...Read more

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I have severe pain in lower left side of abdomen, what to do?

You need to be seen: A few worriesom possibilities are ovarian cyst, ectopic pregnancy and diverticulitis.
These all could be fatal if not treated. ...Read more

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What is the cause of the sharp pain on my left side of abdomen?

What is the cause of the sharp pain on my left side of abdomen?

Left ABD pain: Left abd. Pain causes include but is not limited to: ovarian cyst, ectopic pregnancy, diverticulitis, endometriosis, inguinal hernia, ovulation pain, intestinal obstruction, crohn’s disease, abscess, ulcerative colitis, seminal vesicle inflammation, cancer, aortic aneurysm, renal infection or stone, injury, angina, heart attack, pneumonia, enlarged or ruptured spleen, pancreatitis & obstipation. ...Read more

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Left side of abdomen is bigger than right, almost like swollen?

Left side of abdomen is bigger than right, almost like swollen?

Abdomen size irreg: Hello ~ this may well be the case but you must go and see a MD so that your perception can be validated, and decision made as to whether this needs investigation or evaluation or not. Thanks ...Read more