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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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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?

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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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