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Doctor insights on: Pulsating Pain On Left Side Of Abdomen

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What can cause a throbbing pain on my lower left side of my abdomen?

What can cause a throbbing pain on my lower left side of my abdomen?

Many possibilities: Common Causes of Left Lower Quadrant abdominal pain include: Cystitis, prostatitis, Pelvic inflammatory disease, constipation, Rectal abscesses, bowel obstruction, urinary tract infections, ovarian cysts in women, and pregnancy. If the pain persists for more than a couple of days, or if it becomes severe, see Your PCP. ...Read more

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2 days while descending on stair I felt a painful spasm in left abdomen... Since then I can feel my left side pulsing every now and then. Why?

2 days while descending on stair I felt a painful spasm in left abdomen... Since then I can feel my left side pulsing every now and then. Why?

Are you a slim: Person? If you are then it is probably the abdominal aorta is what you are feeling. If you are concerned to much have it checked to rule out an abdominal aortic aneurysm. ...Read more

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The left side of my abdomen keeps pulsing, seems like it's under my ribs. I'm not really sure what the problem is and if I should have concern.?

The left side of my abdomen keeps pulsing, seems like it's under my ribs. I'm not really sure what the problem is and if I should have concern.?

Pulsation: Pulsation in the abdomen is usually from the abdominal aorta which is the largest artery in the body. It is often more noticeable in slender individuals. Aneurysms would be the main concern with very prominent arterial pulsation. See your physician if you have continuing concerns. ...Read more

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My boyfriend was awakened last night with throbbing pain so bad he was in tears. This pain was down the left side of his abdomen and into his groin.

My boyfriend was awakened last night with throbbing pain so bad he was in tears. This pain was down the left side of his abdomen and into his groin.

Acute Pain: Pain is never managed on the internet. Acute pain as you describe it seems to be the very definition of when one is to go see their physician. ...Read more

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For the past couple of days I have had a throbbing pain in my upper abdomen right below/around the left side of my ribcage. What could it be?

For the past couple of days I have had a throbbing pain in my upper abdomen right below/around the left side of my ribcage. What could it be?

Abdomen/thorax pain: Most likely if this is a musculoskeletal injury it sounds like an abdominal muscle/rib cage muscle strain. This is usually caused from a twisting injury of the ribcage/upper torso. (commonly seemingly elliptical training with use of arms on the machine). If other abdominal complaints occur or begin to arise (diarrhea, constipation etc) then a thorough exam of the abdomen is recommended. ...Read more

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What is it? I have tender abdomen and abdominal pain (quality: burning, throbbing) (side: left lower) (severity: moderate) I also have the copper iud.

Check w gyn/PCP: First step is have an exam by your health care provider her put the IUD in. IUD's can become dislodged or cause pelvic inflammation/infection, perforation or other serious problems. So again get examined. ...Read more

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I've been having pain in my left side of my stomach. Sometimes it feels like its pulsating. What could it be?

I've been having pain in my left side of my stomach. Sometimes it feels like its pulsating. What could it be?

Several things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. Left-sided pain can denote anything from constipation to colon cancer. It's best to be checked. ...Read more

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What is it? I have abdominal pain (worsened by: after meal) (side: upper, lower, right upper, left lower, right lower, left upper) (severity: moderate) (quality: throbbing).

What is it? I have abdominal pain (worsened by: after meal) (side: upper, lower, right upper, left lower, right lower, left upper) (severity: moderate) (quality: throbbing).

May be gallbladder: Pain occurring after eating predictably especially in right upper abdomen is often due to disease of the gallbladder. First best test is an ultrasound to look for gallstones and gallbladder inflammation. Another common cause would be an peptic ulcer. This best diagnosed by upper endoscopy aka EGD. ...Read more

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Lower right abdominal pain, radiates to back and front of thigh. Constant sharp throbbing pain. Alleviates slightly when lay on left side.?

Need Medical Checkup: Any pain in the abdomen which persists and is getting worse requires you to have a medical examination by your physician. If you have fever along with pain, then it is more urgent to see a doctor today. You may go to an ER unless your doctor can see you in his/her office today. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have of a lump on my left side of my belly button, I can feel my aorta pulsating which hurts from time to time. Also I suffer from chest pains.

I have of a lump on my left side of my belly button, I can feel my aorta pulsating which hurts from time to time. Also I suffer from chest pains.

Get evaluated ASAP!: Without knowing more information - age, cardiac risk factors, more characteristics of chest pain, and other symptoms, I suggest you seek medical attention asap. Your pulsatile lump sounds like an umbilical hernia. If it is tender, it should also be evaluated as soon as possible.
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I am experiencing abdominal pain (side: left upper) (severity: moderate) (quality: throbbing) and bloating or abdominal gas can't pass gass well?

I am experiencing abdominal pain (side: left upper) (severity: moderate) (quality: throbbing) and bloating or abdominal gas can't pass gass well?

Would see ur doctor: Wud need more info but several common causes for left upper abd pain include ulcers, constipation, pancreas disease, etc. Hormonal changes (pregnancy, menopause, thyroid disease) can also be underlying cause, along with changes in bacteria in gut. Happy to consult re diet and workup needed or review case for second opinion re other tests that may be needed ...Read more

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I am experiencing abdominal pain (side: upper, lower) (quality: throbbing) and low back pain as well as itchy left breast. Didn't miss period, test neg?

I am experiencing abdominal pain (side: upper, lower) (quality: throbbing) and low back pain as well as itchy left breast. Didn't miss period, test neg?

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. ...Read more

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I keep having pulsating feeling in my left upper abdomen area, right under my rib cage...can you help me?

I keep having pulsating feeling in my left upper abdomen area, right under my rib cage...can you help me?

? Heart: Well, I'm not positive, but you are describing the area where the heart overlies the left lobe of the liver. If you're thin, you may just be feeling your heart beat. If you continue to be concerned, get evaluated by your health care provider. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pulsating pain from my lower back and abdomen pushing up to the side of my stomach, the pain feels internal and not physical?

Pulsating pain from my lower back and abdomen pushing up to the side of my stomach, the pain feels internal and not physical?

Some possibilities..: If one has very uncomfortable tummy pain, and is normally in good health, plus is not pregnant, the possibilities include: appendicitis (usually R lower abdomen), diverticulitis, kidney stone (very painful), constipation (crampy), stomach flu, etc... Most people with "moderate pain, " more than mild pain, may need a doctor's evaluation to be sure it's not appendicitis, which usually needs surgery. ...Read more

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Pulsating in my left upper abdomen. Not in the rythm of the heartbeat and happens quite frequently. It has nothing to do with the timing of my meals.!

Pulsating in my left upper abdomen. Not in the rythm of the heartbeat and happens quite frequently. It has nothing to do with the timing of my meals.!

There are a number: Of different potential sources for the sensation you are experiencing including GI, vascular, musculoskeletal and nervous. At your age this is unlikely to represent anything potentially dangerous but if it is bothering you a lot you should see a health care provider and get checked out. ...Read more

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I have a minor pain on both of my sides between my rib cage and abdomen its a very minor pain more like a pulsating tingle mainly is just discomforting and annoying any ideas?

I have a minor pain on both of my sides between my rib cage and abdomen its a very minor pain more like a pulsating tingle mainly is just discomforting and annoying any ideas?

Mild muscle spasm?: Minor muscle spasm/twitching can cause that "pulsating tingle" you described. The muscles attaching to the edges of your ribcage can get irritated/strained from rapid trunk-twisting movements as during swinging a baseball bat or a tennis racquet etc. If massing the area relieves your symptoms, it is likely to be so. Good range of motion/stretching will help. If persistent, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have this pulsating pain shooting up my vagina to the right side of lower abdomen. Its been going on for a few hours. What could this be?

I have this pulsating pain shooting up my vagina to the right side of lower abdomen. Its been going on for a few hours. What could this be?

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. Pulsating pain down to the vagina on the right could indicate appendicitis. If the pain is severe or you have fever or nausea get evaluated fast ...Read more

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I have this pulsating feeling in my abdomen on the right side. It feels like a muscle spasm but im not sure. It isn't constant. It comes and goes?

I have this pulsating feeling in my abdomen on the right side. It feels like a muscle spasm but im not sure. It isn't constant. It comes and goes?

Could be digestive: May be gas passing through, and/or intestinal spasms. If it is very painful, or lasts more than an hour or two, consult your internist. ...Read more

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I had a miscarriage in August &Have severe cramps before & during my cycle along with pulsating pain on the right side of my abdomen days before cycle?

I had a miscarriage in August &Have severe cramps before & during my cycle along with pulsating pain on the right side of my abdomen days before cycle?

Did you see a doctor: When you had the miscarriage? Did you have normal periods after the miscarriage? How far along were you with that miscarriage? Are your periods normal in amount now but only with cramps? I don't think your statement gives enough clues to tell anything. If concerned probably best to check with your doctor who treated you at the time of the miscarriage. ...Read more

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I have a constant dull pulsating ache in my lower left abdomen, below navel. I'd rate it as 2 out of 10 on pain scale. Should I consult my doc or gyn?

Either Doc: Pulsating pain can be many things and either doctor can order tests such as an ultrasound to examine the area. If that doesn't help, a CT scan can help to figure out what is going on. Good luck. ...Read more

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What ciuld cause this throbbing in my lower left side of my stomach?

What ciuld cause this throbbing in my lower left side of my stomach?

Thaat would be: That would likely be your abdominal aorta. That is normal unless its getting bigger. Usually if you are a smoker especially, you can get an abdominal aortic aneurysm but that happens later in life and must be monitored for. ...Read more