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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?

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

Several things: Upper left abdomen contains spleen, tail of pancreas, splenic flexure of colon, part of stomach, left kidney, left lower ribs and muscles. Costochondritis, strained muscles, trauma to spleen, stomach ulcer or tumor, pancreatitis, problem with left lobe of liver, left kidney infection or stone, left lower lung infection, splenic flexure distention with air from irritable bowel syndrome, to name few. 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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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