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CT Scan benefit outweigh the risk? Im 23 with 3 CT scans already. Doctors concerned about chronic upper left abdomen pain radiating to back.

CT Scan benefit outweigh the risk? Im 23 with 3 CT scans already. Doctors concerned about chronic upper left abdomen pain radiating to back.

Depends: It depends on what your dr is concerned about. CT scans do provide significant radiation exposure. Some causes of left upper abdominal pain can e assessed by ultrasound or endoscopy, depending on your other symptoms and risks. If however, your doctor can provide good reason why CT scan is necessary, then it is probably worth doing. You can always seek a second opinion. ...Read more

Upper Left Abdomen (Definition)

This is the area below the ribs on the left side of the abdomen. This generally referred to ...Read more


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I get sharp pains at the upper left abdomen after eating. Mostly when i drink too much water which shifts to the right sometimes. What could this be?

I get sharp pains at the upper left abdomen after eating.  Mostly when i drink too much water which shifts to the right sometimes. What could this be?

Symptoms vague: Would need far more info and an exam to even begin to speculate about what this may be. See a GI doctor and get evaluated thoroughly. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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I felt a pinching pain in my upper left abdomen a few minutes after eating. What causes this?

I felt a pinching pain in my upper left abdomen a few minutes after eating. What causes this?

I would suspect: an inflammatory process has been going on such as gastritis or esophagitis or some other digestive problems depending on your history. See a doctor for some medications such as antiacids. proton pump inhibitors etc. ...Read more

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Pain in upper left abdomen for the whole day! started after eating breakfast this morning less painful after pressure is applied?

Pain in upper left abdomen for the whole day! started after eating breakfast this morning less painful after pressure is applied?

Possible gastritis: Especially if this occurs frequently, it could be a sign of gastritis, an irritation of the stomach lining, or even early ulcer disease changes. You can try taking antacids and similar over-the-counter medications, but if it persists, you should have a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Can you have a panc. tumor that is causing pain but no other symptoms for over 8 months? Burning pain in upper left abdomen, heartburn when eating.

Can you have a panc. tumor that is causing pain but no other symptoms for over 8 months? Burning pain in upper left abdomen, heartburn when eating.

No: Most common symptom of pancreatic cancer would be painless jaundice. Pancreatic cancer is also extremely uncommon in your age group. Taking metformin WITH food may reduce your symptoms significantly. If not, tell your doctor that you are having stomach problems with metformin and you will be prescribed an alternative medication. ...Read more

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Pain and discomfort in the upper left abdomen increase on eating when press on it i can hear avery loud sound as if there is abag of water.underweight?

Pain and discomfort in the upper left abdomen increase on eating when press on it i can hear avery loud sound as if there is abag of water.underweight?

Stomach: The structure you're pressing is likely your stomach, maybe your colon. It sounds like it's filled with gas. This is often due to swallowing air (stomach) and is often a sign of irritation. The sound is call "borborygami" and is an intestinal sound. Something's going on! Could be infection, parasite, ulcer, colitis, gastritis and many others. You need some testing. ...Read more

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Can left sided tummy pain be due to stomach ulcer ? had it on n off since 2 years,its on upper left abdomen,eating sometimes reduces pain-tests r fine

Can left sided tummy pain be due to stomach ulcer ? had it on n off since 2 years,its on upper left abdomen,eating sometimes reduces pain-tests r fine

PUD: possible. But get abdominal ultrasound as well as get H-pylori test and Hepatobiliary scan to rule out chronic cholecystitis . If all work up negative, then have cardiac work up ...Read more