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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 pain in left, upper abdomen and back followed by days of fatigue and dizziness. Many tests (incl. Hemo) show only enlarged spleen. Ideas?

I get sharp pain in left, upper abdomen and back followed by days of fatigue and dizziness. Many tests (incl. Hemo) show only enlarged spleen. Ideas?

This is something: You and your doctor to take is seriously . I do not know what tests you have so far , but i will encourage to keep your doctor informed about your situation . I believe your doctor would consider evaluating your kidney, pancreas and look for any problem in your left side of the colon and many others . In general , your condition is something that you need to work closely with your doctors. Good luck. ...Read more

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Constant mild tenderness in upper left abdomen and back. Have had normal blood work and urine. Cut scan with no contrast. Have been on ppi for 3 weeks?

Constant mild tenderness in upper left abdomen and back. Have had normal blood work and urine. Cut scan with no contrast. Have been on ppi for 3 weeks?

Pancreatitis?: Its impossible to get an accurate diagnosis on the internet without a real history and physical. Normally pancreatitis is an intense pain starting in the L upper radiating between the shoulderblades. Did they get an amylase lipase level? If elevated this could be a chronic pancreatitis. Thats a med cause you should also look into activities, I had a pt who constantly held a 5yo in her L arm ...Read more

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Can constipation cause discomfort on upper left abdomen and upper left back? No other symptoms

Can constipation cause discomfort on upper left abdomen and upper left back? No other symptoms

Maybe for abdomen: but your history of recent acute bronchitis may be more what is contributing to your upper left back issues, especially if there was any coughing or chest discomfort with that bout. It's important to have the source of your constipation checked out, and get that squared away by your PCP. If you haven't pooped in a few days, that can create discomfort in the abdomen, if you continue eating. ...Read more

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Episodes of constipation every now and then. Also feels bloated in my upper left abdomen and upper left back. What could this be?

Episodes of constipation every now and then. Also feels bloated in my upper left abdomen and upper left back. What could this be?

Treat constipation: please take care of your constipation. These symptoms may be, due to stool inside gut , that block exit of gases , resulting in pain and bloating. Constipation needs long-term treatment with life style changes including eating lots of fruits, vegetable and increasing water intake ...Read more

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What can cause mild intermittent pain on lower left abdomen, upper left abdomen right below ribs, left lower back and itching feeling all over?

What can cause mild intermittent pain on lower left abdomen, upper left abdomen right below ribs, left lower back and itching feeling all over?

Nonspecific: That constellation of symptoms does not specific anything in particular, so it is best to see a primary care provider for a more complete evaluation, especially if the symptoms are severe or getting worse. Hope his helps! ...Read more