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Pain In The Upper Left Side Of Abdomen
Upper back and L sid: There are many potential causes: herniated cervical or thoracic discs vs localized muscle strain vs facet joint irritation vs referred pain in particular from abdomen/diaphram which refers pain into shoulder/upper back. I suggest rest, antiinflam, localized heat, massage, pt and if not better consult md for MRI and consider epidural, trigger points injections, facet injections per md recommend. ...Read more
See Dr/need info: Left side of abdomen has the spleen, the colon but maybe pain radiating from the stomach, pancreas, others.We need to know the characteristics of the pain: severity (0-10) aliviating factors ( eating food, antacids, vomiting, moving bowels), what makes it worst, what is it like( colic, stabbing, dull) associated symptoms ('fever, diarrhea, constipation, dissension, hard abdomen) . What is your hx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your doctor: Many things can cause pain in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen. Some of them are dangerous. See you doctor. ...Read more
Intercostal pain: Intercostal neuralgia may produce sporadic episodes of acute pain or pain that is dull and constant. The pain is often described as stabbing, tearing, sharp, spasm-like, tender, aching or gnawing. It typically feels like the pain wraps around your upper chest in a band-like pattern. The pain may intensify during exertion or with sudden movements involving the upper chest, such as coughing or laugh. ...Read more
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
Left side pain: Left upper side pain can be many many things. First what do you mean by the side , people mean different things. You need to be examined with a detailed history how long is lasted other symptoms. It could be your lung, your kidney , your liver, your gallbladder :as i said many things. Good luck. ...Read more
Left Lower AB pain: Causes of left lower abdominal pain can include but are 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
Radiculopathy: The common causes of bilateral upper back pain are musculoskeletal and referred nerve pain called radiculopathy from underlying vertebral or spine disease (e.g. osteoarthritis, compression fracture or nerve entrapment). Based on age and other risk factors it rarely could be a manifestation of underlying heart or lung disease. Talk to your PCP for a Neck- Thoracic spine X-ray and ECG. ...Read more
Many Things: Pain under your Left breast can signify several issues. If you are premenstrual, this is normal as long as it resolves after menses. It can also point to heart problems. Sometimes, it may be a starting symptom of Shingles. It can also be sore muscles if you have done some heavy lifting or unusual exercise. See a doctor ...Read more
Stomach pain: I assume you're referring to the right side of your abdomen (area between rib cage & pelvis), rather than organ insider abdomen. Unfortunately, your description is too vague. Right lower quadrant pain could be your appendix. Right upper quadrant pain could be liver or gall bladder. Pancreatitis, gastritis or peptic ulcer might be right sided. Kidney stones might be on right. Go see your family doc. ...Read more
Severe abd pain = ER: Causes of left lower abdominal pain can include but are 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
See below: Many things. Symptoms like these can only be adequately diagnosed through a thorough evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more
See below: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Starting last night Ive 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
Hi! I have extreme pain in my upper left side of my abdomen, as well as nausea, severe left back nerve pain, jitteriness. Freq. urination. 18, female.
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
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
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
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
What can cause a sharp pain in the left upper side of the abdomen about two inches below the breast it happens a few times a day ?
Stomach acid?: The stomach is located there and may be producing that discomfort. See a md for certainty and a proper diagnosis.. ...Read more
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
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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.
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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 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
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
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
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 ?
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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