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Doctor insights on: Painful Lump On Upper Left Abdomen

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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 have a smooth hard lump in my upper left abdomen. It is painful when prodded. There is nothing to see externally but it is easily felt .

I have a smooth hard lump in my upper left abdomen. It is painful when prodded. There is nothing to see externally but it is easily felt .

Lipoma: most likely is a lipoma which is a collection of fat in the skin. They are usually a bit mobile and can be tender. Have a doctor take a look at it. ...Read more

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Yesterday, I noticed a slight lump/bulge on my upper left abdomen below my rib cage after dinner. It is not painful. Is this anything to worry about?

Not yet.: I wouldn't worry too much just yet. It could be a harmless cyst or deposit of fat called a lipoma. It's something your doc should check out - not urgently, though. If it's not painful and you have no other symptoms, it could be done within 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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I have a pain and lump in my upper left abdomen under the rib cage what could this be?

I have a pain and lump in my upper left abdomen under the rib cage what could this be?

Some thoughts...: Any new painful lump should be checked out by your doctor soon. It's really hard to say without a thorough exam or more history. Some thoughts include a sebaceous cyst, a lipoma, a blood collection from trauma, or the beginning of an abscess formation. Good luck and be sure to get it checked out! ...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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Last night I had a very painful warm internal sensation in my upper left abdomen, &it continued this AM. My period is irregular& I've been spotting. ?

Last night I had a very painful warm internal sensation in my upper left abdomen, &it continued this AM. My period is irregular& I've been spotting. ?

Please get examined: I suspect your left upper abdominal pain is unrelated to your abnormal period...but I wouldn't try to diagnose your symptoms on the basis of the limited information available. You really do need to be examined to diagnose these symptoms. If the pain is severe or bleeding is severe go to the ER. Otherwise see a physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Should i go to er? I have had back pain, chest pain, and slight shortness of breath for well over a week now. In the past couple of days, my upper left abdomen has swollen, is extremely painful, and very tender to the touch. My left side and my back also

Hello. : Hello. I can't diagnose your condition. However you describe severe pain in the left upper quadrant of your abdomen with swelling and tenderness to palpation. You also have nausea as well as shortness of breath with pain extending into the chest and back. I think that this constellation of symptoms would warrant an evaluation at an emergency room. Take care. I hope you are feeling better soon. ...Read more