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

CT Scan benefit outweigh the risk? I'm 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 as ...Read more


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Tight pain in upper left abdomen. Under breast near sternum. Feels like it's being torn, stomped on, like it's going to pop and bust or feels like it's enlarged. Sometimes pain radiates to my back. Sometimes the pain feels like a burn. What is this?

Tight pain in upper left abdomen. Under breast near sternum. Feels like it's being torn, stomped on, like it's going to pop and bust or feels like it's enlarged. Sometimes pain radiates to my back. Sometimes the pain feels like a burn. What is this?

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. Get examined for clarity of diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more

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Hi. One time I had a sudden irritation in my upper left abdomen under my breast. It felt like a ball or someone is holding that organ n squeezingit?

Hi. One time I had a sudden irritation in my upper left abdomen under my breast. It felt like a ball or someone is holding that organ n squeezingit?

Need more info: The area in question is most likely your stomach. Your complaint could be because you ate too fast and swallowed a lot of air. If this discomfort happened only one time chances are that the problem is benign. If it happens again then you should see your family physician. ...Read more

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Already asked, but forgot to mention. Pain under my left breast/ upper left abdomen (since July) and a pressure of fullness. 21 years old female.

Already asked, but forgot to mention. Pain under my left breast/ upper left abdomen (since July) and a pressure of fullness. 21 years old female.

See doc: Your pain has gone on long enough that you need to be checked to find out what could be causing it. Without an exam and knowing your whole health history and symptoms, we cannot give you a reliable answer. Unless you use sucralose or sorbitol or have added a new supplement or food/drink type since the onset of the pain and stopping it makes it go away then an in person exam is essential. ...Read more

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Pain under left breast/ upper left abdomen. 21 year old female. Ribs, thoracic spine and chest xrays are good.

Pain under left breast/ upper left abdomen. 21 year old female. Ribs, thoracic spine and chest xrays are good.

Pain: If the pain get worse when you touch the area, it is probably muscular in nature. If it changes and gets worse with breathing, it could indicate something in the lungs, like pleurisy or pneumonia. The possiblity of heart problems at this age is unlikely, unless there is history from before ...Read more

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Pain in upper left abdomen. Upper abdomen turns blue throughout the day. Hear rattling noise in chest when take deep breath.

Pain in upper left abdomen. Upper abdomen turns blue throughout the day. Hear rattling noise in chest when take deep breath.

Mgt/follow up: You may have an infection of the lungs which sometimes can present as upper abdominal pain. If you are hearing rattling in the chest, a follow up visit is suggested with your doctor. Monitor your temperature and follow your asthma action plan.
A virtual consult may be scheduled to review your findings as well. ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pain under left breast by abdomen when I lift something?

Sharp stabbing pain under left breast by abdomen when I lift something?

Probably muscular: If it's only with lifting, it's probably muscular. Many muscles are attached to the lower part of your chest, so that's a common place to have pain. Sometimes, the cartilage along your ribs also becomes irritated and hurts there. As long as you aren't having shortness of breath, and the pain is only with lifting or motion, take some Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Advil, put a little heat on it, and don't worry. ...Read more

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Chest pain on left side of breast mainly in certain positions I sit to drive or walk its close to abdomen ekgs fine?

Atypical or non card: The fact that u can bring the CP with positions speak strongly against cardiac cp. Likely musculoskeletal or referred pain. ...Read more

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I have a pain under my left breast, it's painful to the touch and hurts when I flex my abdomen muscles and when I move certain ways. What is this?

I have a pain under my left breast, it's painful to the touch and hurts when I flex my abdomen muscles and when I move certain ways. What is this?

It's not your breast: The rib cage and chest wall can become sore or strained, especially after vigorous exercise. Did you just join a crossfit class or do 100 push ups? If you are able to take Advil (ibuprofen) or Motrin, usually this will help. ...Read more

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Short pain in the lower left abdomen that shoots up between my left breast and underarm; reocurring rarely and irregularly for a year. Should I worry?

Short pain in the lower left abdomen that shoots up between my left breast and underarm; reocurring rarely and irregularly for a year. Should I worry?

Lower left abd pain: Being of young age, large intestinal problems would be a rarity. Being a female, you might consider ovarian torsion or the passage of a ureteral stone. Small bowel volvulus would be a rarity. You might try to remember what brought on your pain and go see your primary care doctor and get checked out. ...Read more

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Period due on 13 jan. Having breast pain and sharp pain on left side of abdomen.....What is cause.....

Need an exam: Questions regarding pain need to be addressed with an examination and testing by your individual doctor. The possibilities are endless from appendicitis, constipation, gas, instestinal disorders, ovarian cysts, bladder infections and a number of other potential causes. ...Read more

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Pain right side in ribs under, sometimes under breast. Pain at times on right side above ovary. Sometimes pain in left lower abdomen close to ovary.

Irritable bowel?: This sounds like you may have irritable bowel syndrome since the pain is moving all over. Schedule a visit with a gastroenterologist for evaluation ...Read more

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Pain in lower left part of abdomen (near ovary) pain in breast. Not pregnant and I don't have cycles I just recently got off of depo?

Pain in lower left part of abdomen (near ovary) pain in breast. Not pregnant and I don't have cycles I just recently got off of depo?

Starting to cycle: Hello,

If you have recently stopped the Depo-Provera, then you have started to cycle. The releasing hormones from the brain are speaking to the ovaries which are producing the cyclic hormones that prepare the uterus for pregnancy. The breasts are hormone sensitive organs therefore they are responding as well. All seems to be progressing normally. ...Read more

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Respond asap please! What causes unexpected bruises on your abdomen? It's on my left side under my breast area (lung)& its slightly painful. Worried

Respond asap please! What causes unexpected bruises on your abdomen? It's on my left side under my breast area (lung)& its slightly painful. Worried

Take it easy: You sound panicked an I would urge you to take a deep breath. There is no way to diagnose what it is without a workup and physical. However if you are very concerned or are having other symptoms like pain or shortness of breath go to the er. ...Read more

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Pain from bear hug with pain when breathing anything breathing yawning an simuliar. Pain is in mid abdomen in sternum breast and armpits mostly left?

Pain from bear hug with pain when breathing anything breathing yawning an simuliar. Pain is in mid abdomen in sternum breast and armpits mostly left?

Rib injury: If the pain began after a vigorous hug your ribs or the cartilage connecting your ribs to your sternum may have been injured. This may take a couple of weeks to heal. If your breathing is getting worse or you need better pain control than over the counter medications, it would be best to be seen uh your doctor. ...Read more

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Dull pain in left side under breast x4.5 WKS. Feels like the pain is coming from ribs, breastbone, lungs, or upper abdomen. Not bad, but annoying. Dx?

Many possible: Pains in this area are most commonly stomach/esophagus (GE jxn), musculoskeletal (rib/muscle/connective tissue strain) and less commonly heart or pericardium or lung or mesenteric. But for allopathic dx it takes about $1000 worth of tests as well as a skilled practitioner. Remember, the textbooks weren't written to serve women. ...Read more

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Causes for intermittent pain in abdomen just below breast bone through to the back and in the left shoulder blade?

Causes for intermittent pain in abdomen just below breast bone through to the back and in the left shoulder blade?

Many: Causes like heart or stomach problems, pancreas or gall bladder problems, esophagus pain, rib pain or vertebral misalignment. See your family doctor for a physical exam and diagnosis. ...Read more

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Correction:pain near left collarbone and left side of upper abdomen below breast, shortness of breath, chills BP normal?

Correction:pain near left collarbone and left side of upper abdomen below breast, shortness of breath, chills BP normal?

Didn't catch your: Earlier question. Chest pain, shortness of breath, chills - I would seek medical evaluation. If you have any significant difficulty breathing you need to be seen emergently. Take care. ...Read more

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Hysterectomy 7 yrs ago but they left my left ovary.4.5cm cyst in there now. Dull pain in left breast, abdomen, and back and extreme fatigue. I'm worried?

Hysterectomy 7 yrs ago but they left my left ovary.4.5cm cyst in there now. Dull pain in left breast, abdomen, and back and extreme fatigue. I'm worried?

Schedule follow up: See you Obgyn first to get an opinion about the ovarian cysts. Typically cysts this size can be monitored as they usually will go away. Your obgyn can tell you if this is this type of cyst or not. They can also examine your breast and order testing if needed. Then see your Primary care doctor for a fatigue evaluation ...Read more

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Low abdomen has been bloated&hard for almost a week. Today pain shooting down my left leg. Tender/painful right breast. No energy.

Low abdomen has been bloated&hard for almost a week. Today pain shooting down my left leg. Tender/painful right breast. No energy.

Go to your MD: This could be something serious for your abdomen to be tender balloted and hard. There is a host of causes to large for a 400 character site so please see you doctor asap if you don't have one go to an ER ...Read more

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Burning sensation which started in left abdomen maybe ovaries after a very heavy period it has moved around my body to right side abdomen both breasts and front of calves what could be causing this I also have a lot of relatively large fibroids?

Burning sensation which started in left abdomen maybe ovaries after a very heavy period it has moved around my body to right side abdomen both breasts and front of calves what could be causing this I also have a lot of relatively large fibroids?

Could be fibroids: Fibroids are the most common cause of heavy periods. The pain you describe could also be due to fibroids. When large they can press on pelvic nerves to cause pain in the pelvis, hips, buttocks, thighs, and down the legs. Talk to your doctor. While many places would obtain a pelvic ultrasound, pelvic MRI would actually be better. It delineates the fibroids to see if they correlate with your pain. ...Read more