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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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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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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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Feeling pressure in left side of abdomen and pelvic area. What could this be?

Feeling pressure in left side of abdomen and pelvic area. What could this be?

Anything: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hurts, that could be your skin, muscles, bladder, uterus, or intestines. If the upper part of your abdomen hurts, it could be acid reflux, pancreatitis, or other problems. See a doctor for an assessment. ...Read more

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How do I know if it's just a digestive issue, or something more serious? For the last few days, i've felt small amounts of pressure in my lower left abdomen, just every once in a while throughout the day. It's not severe-feels a lot like i'm being poked

How do I know if it's just a digestive issue, or something more serious? For the last few days, i've felt small amounts of pressure in my lower left abdomen, just every once in a while throughout the day.  It's not severe-feels a lot like i'm being poked

Hello. : Hello. I can't diagnose the source of your symptoms. However, if you have sticky, malodorous, black stools that could be due to gastrointestinal bleeding (melena) however, since you have made significant changes to your diet with increased vegetables and water, this may be detoxifing your colon. The increase in fiber and water, can help to remove plaque in the colon. This can be accompanied by passing gas or feeling gas pressure. Bowel movements may be more frequent and softer. If this is the case, it doesn't mean that you are ill, it would be how detoxification of the gut is effecting you. Keep up your healthy lifestyle changes. ...Read more

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What could cause the left side of my abdomen to have a sharp pain when I put pressure on it?

What could cause the left side of my abdomen to have a sharp pain when I put pressure on it?

Common causes: are ovarian cyst, uti, kidney stone, diverticulitis, colitis, shingles. But it can be appendicitis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, or something even more serious. If pain persists, see a doctor for accurate diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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Focal discomfort left side of abdomen about level of last rib that feels better if i apply pressure to it. What is this?

Focal discomfort left side of abdomen about level of last rib that feels better if i apply pressure to it. What is this?

Duration is key here: The area you describe is the location of the splenic flexure, the spot where your colon makes a right turn and heads down toward the rectum. It can often be a place where feces gets hung up briefly and causes pain. But it should pass within 12-24 hours. Something that lasts longer could be trauma (which you would know about) to the spleen area; less likely stomach issues. OK to watch a few days. ...Read more

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For the last three days I have had pressure in my lower abdomen on the left side.

For the last three days I have had pressure in my lower abdomen on the left side.

Many different: Possibilities, from kidney stones to diverticulitis, or, less likely tumor or even cancer. Best to see a doctor to help you figure it out. ...Read more

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Lower left abdomen pain, feels like a lot if pressure and goes around to the back?

Lower left abdomen pain, feels like a lot if pressure and goes around to the back?

Left Lower Abd Pain: Left lower abdominal pain may be related to your colon. You may have diverticulitis or constipation. This may also be caused by low back pain problems. I would suggest seeing your general practitioner and obtain an abdominal CT scan with IV contrast to evaluate your colon. ...Read more

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Lately for the past 3 months, i've realized that I have a slight pressure on my left lower abdomen. No pain at all. What could this be?

Lately for the past 3 months, i've realized that I have a slight pressure on my left lower abdomen. No pain at all. What could this be?

If not constipation,: If it is not constipation (collection of stool in the left lower abdomen) that goes away with a bowel movement, then a primary care doctor can check to see what the problem might be. The doctor can check to see if there is a mass of some kind in the abdomen or pelvis, that is not stool. Even if the pressure goes away with a bowel movement, but is a new symptom, the doctor may want to evaluate it. ...Read more

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I am a female and I have pain in my lower left side of my abdomen and the pain gets worse when I urinate or put pressure on it. What could it be?

I am a female and I have pain in my lower left side of my abdomen and the pain gets worse when I urinate or put pressure on it. What could it be?

I suspect: bladder infection with the possibility of left side pyelonephritis. See your doctor preferably a urologist. Urine test and imaging studies probably are needed together with antibiotic. To send an e-mail click here https://www.healthtap.com/experts/12714048-dr-vahe-yetimyan ...Read more

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Feeling a little pressure in left side of abdomen, usually occurs when i lay on right side?

Feeling a little pressure in left side of abdomen, usually occurs when i lay on right side?

Exam needed: This is a nonspecific symptom and more information about the discomfort is needed. This is an area where muscle, spleen and intestines are present. A physician will take a thorough history, perform a physical examination and order any appropriate tests in order to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What can be the main cause of pressure, spasms, and pain in the lower left side of abdomen in a female?

What can be the main cause of pressure, spasms, and pain in the lower left side of abdomen in a female?

Variable: Anatomical , colon, ovary, tube, small bowel, kidney ureter stones, venous obstruction. Causes infection, perforation, stones, polyps, cysts, cancers. ...Read more

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