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Daughter feels tenderness left side under rib and radiates to back, says she feels pressure on left side of abdomen?

Daughter feels tenderness left side under rib and radiates to back, says she feels pressure on left side of abdomen?

Keep bowel regular: The location of the pain indicate the pain is caused by gas trapped between hard stool make sure she drinks plenty of water and juices pop and sodas and caffeine are not a good source of hydration eat more fruit and eat mor fibers use heat pad and take a stool softener there is a possibility in spite of the pain being on the left and her young age that she might be having gallbladder attack ...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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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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My 17 y/o has constipation weird pressure left side abdomen below rib cage no pain present for a few months colon cancer with enlarged spleen?!

My 17 y/o has constipation weird pressure left side abdomen below rib cage no pain present for a few months colon cancer with enlarged spleen?!

Insist on an answer: Junior needs to be seen. Cancer's unlike at 17 without a strong family history. If there is any concern that this is serious disease, he needs colonoscopy. If the spleen is big, an explanation needs to be found. It would be appropriate to check junior for porphyria and hypothyroidism. If you are not satisfied with any answer you get, or junior is not satisfied, demand a second opinion. ...Read more

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I have dull pain and pressure on my left side of my lower abdomen and my period is late by two weeks. But I have been abstinent for 6 months. Do you have an idea of what this could be?

I have dull pain and pressure on my left side of my lower abdomen and my period is late by two weeks. But I have been abstinent for 6 months. Do you have an idea of what this could be?

Make sure: It is not pregnancy by doing a pregnancy test if you were even close to a guy. Otherwise see your health provider to check for cystitis or ovarian cyst or colitis or other etiology. ...Read more

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Daughter has tenderness on upper left side of abdomen under rib radiating to back and says she feels pressure on left side? Like a gas bubble

Daughter has tenderness on upper left side of abdomen under rib radiating to back and says she feels pressure on left side? Like a gas bubble

ULQ pain: Unless pregnant, there are few things in a 15 year old female that can cause pain in the left upper quadrant of the abdomen. Intestinal disease or even constipation can mimic these symptoms. See a healthcare provider for tests and advice if persistent. ...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?

Many things: There is a multitude of things that can cause this discomfort: inguinal hernia, femoral hernia, ovarian cyst, endometriosis, ovarian torsion, kidney stone, UTI. See your primary doctor for help. ...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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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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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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I feel pressure and occasional pain in the left lower abdomen and left side. Any ideas?

I feel pressure and occasional pain in the left lower abdomen and left side. Any ideas?

Diverticulitis: Get a cat scan to prove it. Colonic diverticulosis (tiny balloons protruding out of the colonic wall) are famous! In the sigmoid and left sided colon. Clear liquids for a day or two and a 10 day course of Levaquin (levofloxacin) will do the trick. If the ct scan is negative, have a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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I've noticed a sharp pain when pressure is applied on the left side of my abdomen. The pain is located between my pubic bone and my hip bone. I'm 54.?

I've noticed a sharp pain when pressure is applied on the left side of my abdomen. The pain is located between my pubic bone and my hip bone. I'm 54.?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately addressed by your doctor in real-time (face-to-face). Only after a thorogh evaluation, possibly including labs and other studies, can he/she determine what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Pain in lower left abdomen Feels ok when apply pressure but sore when release pressure Radiates to back & left shoulder Sore left side of chest as wel?

Pain in lower left abdomen Feels ok when apply pressure but sore when release pressure Radiates to back & left shoulder Sore left side of chest as wel?

Pancreatitis?: The pain after applying pressure sounds like rebound tenderness, and is a potentially serious GI problem that could need medical attention immediately. Take yourself to an urgent care center or ER and have a proper physical exam to evaluate these complaints. This should help decide how serious this condition could be. Your presentation sounds like pancreatitis, but I'm limited in virtual world... ...Read more

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I am having painful pressure while I urinate constant cramping in my lower abdomen left side, lower back, and pelvis. My urine is cloudy.?

Pyelonephritis: The symptoms are a bit concerning for a urinary tract infection, possibly involving the kidney (pyelonephritis). I would recommend a visit to a physician. A course of antibiotics may be needed. If you develop any fever, chills, or vomiting, a visit to the er would be better. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Having pain chronic pain in left abdomen as well as left armpit & left side of neck. Bowel movements need more pressure than usual. Urine seems normal?

Having pain chronic pain in left abdomen as well as left armpit & left side of neck. Bowel movements need more pressure than usual. Urine seems normal?

???: These symptoms do not seem "connected. Could the armpit/neck pain be due to enlarged lymph glands??
Do you have a fever? Ask question again with more information!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I'm feeling discomfort and pressure 4inches above my belly bottom left side.?

I'm feeling discomfort and pressure 4inches above my belly bottom left side.?

Upper left: Your symptoms may be due to gastritis, atypical ulcer, pancreatic disease, or occult umbilical hernia. The splenic flexure of the colon is also located in this area of the abdomen. I recommend an evaluation by a gastroenterologist for diagnosis. Appropriate tests will be done. ...Read more

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Wht can I do to relieve pressure on the left side of my belly button?

Wht can I do to relieve pressure on the left side of my belly button?

Not normal! See MD: Fullness and pressure around the belly button may be indicative of intra-abdominal problem or may be a symptomatic hernia as well as a variety of other problems. In any case, you should discuss with your primary care physician who may suggest a referral or diagnostic imaging. ...Read more

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All a sudden I've got really sharp pain left side of navel. When pressure is applied eases it a littke?

GI: It could be a mild case of diverticulitis.....any fevers or chills? If you have been constipated, this could put you at risk for diverticulosis and subsequent diverticulitis. ...Read more

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I been feeling discomfort on the top left side of my stomach no pain just discomfort and pressure what does that mean?

I been feeling discomfort on the top left side of my stomach no pain just discomfort and pressure what does that mean?

Doctor can evaluate: Stomach pain can feel like other sensations in the upper abdomen sometimes. A patient who suspects that certain pains are related to stomach acid / reflux / ulcers can actually try taking a good-sized dose of maalox or mylanta to see what happens. If the pains or sensations go away each time, that suggests the pains are due to acidity. A doctor can evaluate to see what might be going on inside. ...Read more

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I've been getting a lite pressure pain. 1 day on left side and another day right side of the bottom of my stomach. Its not very painful. What is it?

I've been getting a lite pressure pain. 1 day on left side and another day right side of the bottom of my stomach. Its not very painful. What is it?

Intermittent stomach: You should see a live Doctor who can get a full detailed history from you and then do an appropriate physical exam and if called for appropriate laboratory examination of you. Then with diagnosis in hand he can recommend appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Weird pressure on bottom left side of stomach. Not really in my stomach, underneath it. Not painful. Feels very uncomfortable.?

Pulled muscle,,: This sounds like a pulled muscle that might have been pulled while straining or reaching for something. If it doesn't improve after one week see your doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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Left side of stomach hurts when pressure is added to it, why? It kind of throbs a little here and there. It started about three days ago.

See physician: Many possibilities! That's why need to see doctor. Needs to know what makes it worse, would makes it better, exactly where it hurts. Does it interfere with or wake you from sleep. In that area are the stomach, left kidney, part of large intestine & the spleen. Can be from strained abdominal muscles. Upper left sided- stomach-stop spicy foods, caffeine, & alcohol. Lower- colon. Constipated-laxative. ...Read more

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7 weeks postpartum and today I noticed a small bump on my left side next to my belly button N when I put pressure it hurts a bit Should I be concerned?

7 weeks postpartum and today I noticed a small bump on my left side next to my belly button N when I put pressure it hurts a bit Should I be concerned?

Examination: Without seeing the area in question it is difficult to offer much guidance. If the area is in the belly button then it may be an umbilical hernia. If the area is in the skin then you may have an skin infection. An examination of image of the area is necessary to draw further conclusions ...Read more

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Can holding constant pressure to the lower left side of your tummy cause internal bleeding?

Can holding constant pressure to the lower left side of your tummy cause internal bleeding?

Not sure..: That I understand your question. Acute traumatic injury, being struck on one side, can cause internal damage like in a bad car accident. Just having external pressure placed on one side of the body would not cause damage unless it were a very heavy large object of many hundreds of pounds. Internal gas pressure would not cause bleeding. ...Read more