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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
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
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
I'm always hungry, have heartburn often and always have pressure on my left side of my upper abdomen im tired often too and wake up nauseas what's wrong?
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
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?
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
What can be the main cause of pressure, spasms, and pain in the lower left side of abdomen in a female?
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
I am having pain in my left side of my abdomen and my back my dr said that it could be my colon putting pressure on my kidney. (floating kidney)?
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?
It feels like pressure on. In my colon in the lower left side of my abdomen, besides diverticulitis, can it just be that I'm impacted and just need bm?
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
Been having pressure/indigestion like feeling on the centre & left side of my abdomen. Sometimes minty feeling. Got worst when lying down. Help?
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
I feel pain in the lowest left side of the abdomen that radiates through my left leg and I feel some pressure on my pelvis. I'm 22, what can cause this?
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
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
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?
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
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
All a sudden I've got really sharp pain left side of navel. When pressure is applied eases it a littke?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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