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Vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, difficulty breathing, mid-back pain on left side. Sudden onset, unable to eat or take medication. See my PCP?

Vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, difficulty breathing, mid-back pain on left side. Sudden onset, unable to eat or take medication. See my PCP?

Further eval needed: Left flank pain with nausea and vomiting may be a sign of a kidney stone. I suggest an urgent care visit or emergency department. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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I have a lump towards the middle of the left side of my abdomen. I noticed it on saturday. For about a week and a half I have been getting diarrhea?

I have a lump towards the middle of the left side of my abdomen. I noticed it on saturday. For about a week and a half I have been getting diarrhea?

See a doctor: Depending on where the lump is (skin or inside), these may or may not be related. Possible mass of stool with diarrhea seeping around it. Possible crohn's disease. Recommend seeing your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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After diarrhea for 3 days after I ate anything, I am having moderate abdominal pain on my left side. Very gassy too. Help?

After diarrhea for 3 days after I ate anything, I am having moderate abdominal pain on my left side. Very gassy too. Help?

Abdominal symptoms: Stop fried foods, greasy ones. Push water, blend diet - bananas, graham crackers, steamed rice. Peptobismol may help with the diarrhea. If worse or having fever, see doc, may be bacterial infection. Otherwise, give yourself some rest. Hopefully it should get better soon. ...Read more

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I am having very bad lower left side abdominal pain. It feels like contractions. I feel like I am about to have diarrhea but cannot go.

I am having very bad lower left side abdominal pain. It feels like contractions. I feel like I am about to have diarrhea but cannot go.

NO history.: It isunclear as to how old you are. If you are greater than 40 there is a chance you have diverticular disease or even inflammatory bowel disease. if this is entirely new could you be constipated? When did you go last? See your doc and best wishes. ...Read more

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5wks pregnant, getting lower abdominal pains across my tummy and left side and diarrhea. What's happening?

5wks pregnant, getting lower abdominal pains across my tummy and left side and diarrhea. What's happening?

Cramps: It's normal to get cramps during the first few months of pregnancy -as if your period is beginning. If there is no bleeding this is normal. I don't have a reason for your diarrhea. Diarrhea has so many causes, but early pregnancy or pregnancy complications are not causes. ...Read more

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I'm having pain in my lower left side of my abdomen and also I have had a lot of diarrhea lately and my period is over and I have a brown discharge?

I'm having pain in my lower left side of my abdomen and also I have had a lot of diarrhea lately and my period is over and I have a brown discharge?

Lower left: Discomfort in the left lower abdomen combined with diarrhea suggests a colon disorder which may be irritable bowel syndrome, diverticulitis or other types of infection in the intest or inflammatory bowel disease. However pathology in the left pelvic region cannot be excluded as a cause. Avoid harsh roughage in your diet and start with an evaluation by a gastroenterologist if bowel symptoms persist ...Read more

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For about a year and a half I have had diarrhea and constipation back and forth. I have abdominal pain on my lower left side frequently. And the last month there has been black spots in my stool. I also feel very tired most of the time but have trouble s

For about a year and a half I have had diarrhea and constipation back and forth. I have abdominal pain on my lower left side frequently. And the last month there has been black spots in my stool. I also feel very tired most of the time but have trouble s

? IBS: The symptoms you're describing may be consistent with your irritable bowel syndrome, although other problems could be present also. Because of the black stool, you need to be tested to be sure there is no internal bleeding. In the meantime, you should increase the fiber in your diet and consider a fiber supplement. See your doctor or a gastroenterologist for this work up and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Severe lower left side abdominal pain past 7 days. Vomiting and diarrhea. No appetite very weak. Nothing relieves pain. What could this be?

Severe lower left side abdominal pain past 7 days. Vomiting and diarrhea. No appetite very weak. Nothing relieves pain. What could this be?

See a doctor: Many different things can give u those symptoms. Diverticulitis, viral or bacterial colitis, tumors, adhesions/obstruction, gyne cysts or infections, less likely cancers can all give u sharp lower abdo pains. Is anyone else sick? Any tainted food or water? I would see a physician asap. He/she will be able to examine, take a good history, obtain images. If it really is "severe" go to er tonight. ...Read more

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Pain in upper right abdomen and back. Sticky stool, nausea. No pain the epigastric or left side, no diarrhea. Is it pancreatitis?

Pain in upper right abdomen and back. Sticky stool, nausea. No pain the epigastric or left side, no diarrhea. Is it pancreatitis?

Possibly: It is possible for this to be pancreatitis, but there are many other possible diagnoses also. Regardless, you need an urgent evaluation to evaluate the symptoms. If pancreatitis is present, it will be easy to tell with simple blood tests and possibly x-rays or scans of the abdomen. Good luck. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in lower left side of abdomen and side. Dark urine. No nausea vomiting or diarrhea.?

Sharp pain in lower left side of abdomen and side. Dark urine. No nausea vomiting or diarrhea.?

Could be a stone: Could be urinary tract stone...Your primary care physician can check your urine to rule out infection and determine if the "dark urine" is indeed hematuria. Further imaging of the adbomen (ultrasound, or plain film kub) can also easily rule out stone). ...Read more

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I have some abdominal pain that won't go away. It hurts when I press and release on my left side. What is it? Radiates through my abdomen, nausea, cramping, fever, malaise, diarrhea.

Abdominal: Abdominal pain is a serious issue, and should be evaluated fairly quickly by your primary care provider, any urgent care, or emergency room.
The pain you describe may be due to a bacterial or viral stomach infection, colitis (infection/inflammation of the colon), pancreatitis, or a blockage in your colon.
If you are a female, things such as ectopic pregnancy or pelvic inflammatory disease can be the issue.
Pain when pressing down and releasing on the abdomen is called rebound tenderness and usually signifies inflammation in the abdominal cavity, which could be a result of any of the issues I mentioned above, plus many more.
So as you see, this is a complicated issue that needs to be evaluated as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Abdominal pain after eating on left side, hurts to release after pressing down, nausea, diarrhea, shaking. Blood count & urine test came back normal?

Abdominal pain after eating on left side, hurts to release after pressing down, nausea, diarrhea, shaking. Blood count & urine test came back normal?

GI evaluation: This needs further investigation. May well be diverticular disease, but without more history and the ability to examine you and see all the lab data it is impossible to know what is going on. Follow your doctor's evaluation and advice and I hope this clears up soon. ...Read more

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I am experiencing vomiting, diarrhea (quality: chronic (persistent, sustained), severe), lower abdominal pain (side: left), acid reflux, burning...

I am experiencing vomiting, diarrhea (quality: chronic (persistent, sustained), severe), lower abdominal pain (side: left), acid reflux, burning...

See doctor: You need to see the doctor for these issues. You need to give a good history to describe the symptoms. With the vomiting and the firebrand you need examination so get going ...Read more

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Abdominal pains, upper left side. Yellow mucus in Pencil like diarrhea for over a week. Tummy growling. Dizzy. Blood work & ultrasound came back good?

Abdominal pain: The evaluation of abdominal pain can be quite difficult, and does require a careful review of your test results so far, plus a physical exam of your abdomen. The differential diagnosis of possible explanations for your symptoms is long - and includes infectious diarrhea, parasitic conditions, colitis (inflammatory bowel disease), irritable bowel syndrome, and many more. ...Read more

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Abdominal pain under xyphoid process, tender to touch left side, nausea, pain worse when hungry relieve with food. Constantly feel full even with out eating. Alternating constipatio diarrhea. Difficulty swallowing. Duration 2 months?

Abdominal pain under xyphoid process, tender to touch left side, nausea, pain worse when hungry relieve with food. Constantly feel full even with out eating. Alternating constipatio diarrhea. Difficulty swallowing. Duration 2 months?

Needs evaluation: The location of pain and relief with food is consistent with peptic acid problems like GERD but could include gastric ulcer or H pylori infection. Constipation alternating with diarrhea is more commonly seen with irritable bowel syndrome but could be dietary or inflammatory bowel disease as well. After exam and possible labs, endoscopy or other imaging studies may be recommended. I wish you well ...Read more

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What causes stomach pain in left side of abdomen, burning across abdomen, bloating and increased gas and belching...Constant nausea but no diarrhea?

What causes stomach pain in left side of abdomen, burning across abdomen, bloating and increased gas and belching...Constant nausea but no diarrhea?

Food intolerance: You should consult a gastroenterologist. You may have a lactose intolerence or possibly celiacs disease. ...Read more

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Pulsating stomach diarrhea constipation, nausea uncomfortable movements on left lower and middle side of abdomen. Last stool 5 hrsago should I go to er?

Pulsating stomach diarrhea constipation, nausea uncomfortable movements on left lower and middle side of abdomen. Last stool 5 hrsago should I go to er?

Jump up/down pain?: Given your age & presumed otherwise good health (no Type 1 diabetes or genetic disorders), my hunch is that your symptoms are a manifestation of irritable bowel or viral gastroenteritis. Lack of fever or severe pain at rest or on jump would favor a non-emergent condition, but if continuing to worsen, then an ER evaluation is warranted. Knowing your background & possibly a past episode would help. ...Read more

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I am experiencing abdominal pain (side: right upper, left upper) (severity: mild), diarrhea, mucus in stool, cough (quality: blood in phlegm, with phlegm or mucus), wheezing (worsened by: in the evening, at night, during cold or flu), unintentional we

I am experiencing abdominal pain (side: right upper, left upper) (severity: mild), diarrhea, mucus in stool, cough (quality: blood in phlegm, with phlegm or mucus), wheezing (worsened by: in the evening, at night, during cold or flu), unintentional we

See a docotor: It is not unusual to experience abdominal pain from muscle strain after 4 days of severe coughing. Still, if the pain is worse when u take a deep breath, or if the pain is worsening even though the cough is improving it could be something else. A cough that is producing thick green mucus might indicate pneumonia or a bad bronchitis. Gallbladder infection won't give you cough but does abdo pain. ...Read more

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I've had joint pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, orange colored palms. It has been 3 weeks of seeing different doctors, been to er twice within 7 days. First time was for severe pain in my left side abdomen area, second was for cestpain sharp pain. Ct sca

I've had joint pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, orange colored palms. It has been 3 weeks of seeing different doctors, been to er twice within 7 days. First time was for severe pain in my left side abdomen area, second was for cestpain sharp pain. Ct sca

Carotenaemia: Resulting from consuming large amounts of Vitamin A, often from drinking large amounts of carrot juice, is the most common cause of orange colored palms. Orange skin discolouration can also result from:
• hyperlipidaemia
diabetes
• renal disease
hypothyroidism
• liver disease
Hemochromatosis is another consideration.
Make sure that you have had tests for these conditions (blood tests). ...Read more

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Why do I get a weird feeling in my stomach and loose stools when I sleep on my left side?

Why do I get a weird feeling in my stomach and loose stools when I sleep on my left side?

Do you have IBS?: An interesting article to read to answer your question:
http://www. Healingwell. Com/library/ibs/article. Asp? Author=thompson&id=2 ...Read more

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Cramp pain off n on left side stomack/back lower stomach. Loose stools or diarea on and off. Black dots on tissue paper. Burning feeling after pooping?

Cramp pain off n on left side stomack/back lower stomach. Loose stools or diarea on and off. Black dots on tissue paper. Burning feeling after pooping?

Diarrheal infection?: Colon, rectum, or anus symptoms can be due to some irritation (inflammation) or infection. Serious problems like cancers are possible, depending on one's age and family history. Irritation can occur from diarrhea, giardia, constipation, diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, etc... A primary care doctor can evaluate, and refer to a G.I. Specialist if needed. ...Read more

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Cramp pain off n on left side stomack/back lower stomach. Loose stools or diarea on and off. Black dots on toilet paper blood in stools burning after p?

Cramp pain off n on left side stomack/back lower stomach. Loose stools or diarea on and off. Black dots on toilet paper blood in stools burning after p?

Needs evaluation: If these symptoms have been going on for awhile it's best for you and your doctor to design a diagnostic plan to figure out what's happening in an orderly manner. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea = increased frequency of stools which ...Read more