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Sharp pain in upper left side of abdomen under ribs. What can I do to alleviate the pain?

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 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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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?

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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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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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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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?

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

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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