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Sharp pain under ribs left side actual stomach area diagnosed with gastroenteritis but no vomit or direah and my abdomen swollen on left side?

Sharp pain under ribs left side actual stomach area diagnosed with gastroenteritis but no vomit or direah and my abdomen swollen on left side?

Left Rib pain: The area under your left ribs consists of your spleen, left kidney, diaphragm and left lower lung. The splenic part of your large colon is there too. All of those could be causing symptoms.. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more


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I have a pain on the left side of my abdomen. It starts with a sharp pain on theleft side of the belly button and then it goes in my pelvic area.?

I have a pain on the left side of my abdomen. It starts with a sharp pain on theleft side of the belly button and then it goes in my pelvic area.?

Evaluation: Hi, you need to see your doctor for further evaluation, physical examination and possible blood work and imaging. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in left side of my abdomen. It hurts when pressed. What could this be?

I have a sharp pain in left side of my abdomen. It hurts when pressed. What could this be?

Left sided pain: Left sided pain, upper parts vs lower part may be from different causes. It could be diverticulitis, colitis, lymphadenitis, gas distension etc, If the pain persist have yourself examined by your physician. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in left side lower stomach. Been going on for quiet some time. Maybe 2 years. Been and had a scan. Nothing, could cysts be the cause?

Yes: Cysts can certainly cause intermittent pain. Depending on what kind of "scan" you had you may still benefit from additional imaging.
Lower pelvic pain in a women can usually be best addressed with an ultrasound. ...Read more

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I've had sharp pain in left side abdomen for last two hours that sharp pain been on and off every ten mins or so?

Abdominal pain: Sharp crampy left sided abdominal pains suggest irritability or inflammation of the descending colon such as seen in colitis or diverticulitis. Left ovarian or pelvic problems are another possibility if there are no associated bowel symptoms. If symptoms persist or if there is associated abdominal tenderness or fever, a physician should examine you as an acute inflammatory process may be present. ...Read more

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My 2nd month having this sharp pain in my left side of stomach 1 time it felt like my insides were bein riped apart from my ribcage to my bellybutton?

Left stomach pain: May be gastritis./GERD with or without bacteria called H pylori. Could try ranitidine or prevecid and see if helps. May also be just gas/stool as the colon runs high. Rarely I have seen individuals with vascualr issues of the spleen. If you drink a lot of alcohol could be ppancreas. But that would not go away w/o mediacal intervention f/u w/ doc ...Read more

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Why am I having sharp pain left side of stomach near belly button?

Why am I having sharp pain left side of stomach near belly button?

Need more info!: Abdominal pain can be an emergency to a mild problem. Let's begin by seeing your primary care doctor. I can't even recommend otc meds because: I don't know enough about your symptoms; I don't know if you have tried anything. The shortcut. See your doc. If you have none- a walk in clinic! But one thing. Pain near the belly button suggests a small intestinal cause! ...Read more

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Sharp pain on left side of stomach just under the ribs&sharp pain on left side of neck/top of left shoulder. Started @ same time. 2days now, no injury?

Sharp pain on left side of stomach just under the ribs&sharp pain on left side of neck/top of left shoulder. Started @ same time. 2days now, no injury?

? referred pain: The spleen, intestines, part of the stomach and base of the left lung all can cause discomfort in the left upper abdomen and the discomfort may cause referred pain to the left shoulder area. Since your symptoms are persistent, I recommend that your physician examine you for diagnosis and any appropriate tests will be ordered. ...Read more

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Is it normal when your left side of your abdomen has sharp pain?

Is it normal when your left side of your abdomen has sharp pain?

Not normal: Having sharp pain at the left side of the abdomen. This could be a lot of think since you do not give full history. Such as ovarian cyst, gi problems such as diverticulitis, muscle strain, hernia, abcess, etc. Do you have fever? Any change in your bowel habit? Did you miss your period? See a doctor. An ultrasound or ct scan of the abdomen is probably needed. ...Read more

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Help? I have got a sharp pain in the left side of my stomach?

Help? I have got a sharp pain in the left side of my stomach?

LUQ anatomy: Anatomically, the left upper quadrant (luq) of abdomen includes: spleen, pancreatic tail, stomach, descending duodenum, splenic flexure of the colon, associated vessels. Don't forget the diaphragm, heart, and lower chest are pretty close by. The abdominal musculature, ribs, and skin can all contribute as well to localizing luq pain. Get examined now please for clarity of diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more

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What would cause a sharp pain in the lower left side of my stomach?

What would cause a sharp pain in the lower left side of my stomach?

Get it checked: There are many causes of left sided abdominal pain
1diverticulitis
2kidney infection/stones
3pelvic inflammatory disease in women
4inflanmatory bowel disease'
5irritable bowel syndrome
6bowel obstruction
i will recommend you see your doctor or a gastroenterologist, to find the cause of the pain. ...Read more

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I get a sharp pain in my abdomen on rear occasions, this is usally on the left side, could this be a symton for an appendic?

I get a sharp pain in my abdomen on rear occasions, this is usally on the left side, could this be a symton for an appendic?

What causes LLQ pain: Causes of recurrent abdominal discomfort as described may be identified by first addressing accompanying signs/symptoms so as to localize the organ involved: vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniations? Age? Gender? Risks? ...Read more

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When do you see a doctor when you have sharp pain in the lower left side of your abdomen?

When: Ther is not much on your left side like your appendix is on the right side. You are a bit young for serious diverticulitis but it could happen and that is on the left. If your pain is excruciating, blood in stool, have fever then of course go. Sounds more like constipation -round hard poop or straining? Try MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) in that case. If not better go. ...Read more

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After having intercourse next day why do I get poking sharp pain left side of my abdomen it's my 6th day of cycle?

Needs to be checked: The pain can be due to
1pelvic inflammatory disease
2endometriosis
3ovarian cysts
4interstitial cystitis
5some sexually transmitted disease
6vulvodynia
7vaginismus
68urinary infection
7 physical injury
consult your doctor and ask questions if you have any and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Why do I have sharp pain on my left side of my stomach when I breath it hurts a lot. Even when I move it hurts. Just that one side though.

Diaphragm: You may have diaphragmatic irritation on the left side. When you breath the diaphragm moves down. This could be the pain you are feeling. If your pain persists, you should probably see a doctor to rule out infection. ...Read more

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The left side of my back (middle) has a sharp pain. I can't breath in deep or suck in my stomach as well as turn or anything. Should I see the dr?

The left side of my back (middle) has a sharp pain. I can't breath in deep or suck in my stomach as well as turn or anything. Should I see the dr?

Yes: If you are short of breath you should seek attention. It may just be pleurisy or a back spasm (muscle issue) but it may be multiple other things that need to be ruled out. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in the left side of my stomach. It hurts to move, it started 12 hours ago. I have had a sickness bug recently. What could it be?

I have a sharp pain in the left side of my stomach. It hurts to move, it started 12 hours ago. I have had a sickness bug recently. What could it be?

Time to get help...: Abdominal pain is never normal, & significant pain as you report even less so. Lots of things cause left sidedabdominal pain--see earlier healthtap answers please. When/if pain is as severe as you describe, don't delay in seeking evaluation or getting treatment. ...Read more

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Embarrassing ques. When I orgasm, left side abdomen hurts. Pain feels like pulses. Happening for a month now. Not very sharp pain. But its disturbing.

Obgyn evaluation: Pelvic pain is complex. It is not clear why this would be related to orgasm. Consider seeing an Obgyn to make sure everything is ok and to determine if an obvious cause of pain is present. ...Read more

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I'm having sharp pain in the left side of my lower abdomen?

I'm having sharp pain in the left side of my lower abdomen?

Severe abd pain = ER: Causes of left lower abdominal pain can include but are not limited to: ovarian cyst, ectopic pregnancy, diverticulitis, endometriosis, inguinal hernia, ovulation pain, intestinal obstruction, crohn’s disease, abscess, ulcerative colitis, seminal vesicle inflammation, cancer, aortic aneurysm, renal infection or stone or injury. Get chronic pain checked especially if associated with stool changes. ...Read more

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What can this sharp pain on my left side of abdomen be?

Left ABD pain: Left abd. Pain causes include but is not limited to: ovarian cyst, ectopic pregnancy, diverticulitis, endometriosis, inguinal hernia, ovulation pain, intestinal obstruction, crohn’s disease, abscess, ulcerative colitis, seminal vesicle inflammation, cancer, aortic aneurysm, renal infection or stone, injury, angina, heart attack, pneumonia, enlarged or ruptured spleen, pancreatitis & obstipation. ...Read more

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What is the cause of the sharp pain on my left side of abdomen?

What is the cause of the sharp pain on my left side of abdomen?

Left ABD pain: Left abd. Pain causes include but is not limited to: ovarian cyst, ectopic pregnancy, diverticulitis, endometriosis, inguinal hernia, ovulation pain, intestinal obstruction, crohn’s disease, abscess, ulcerative colitis, seminal vesicle inflammation, cancer, aortic aneurysm, renal infection or stone, injury, angina, heart attack, pneumonia, enlarged or ruptured spleen, pancreatitis & obstipation. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain on lower left side of my stomach?

I have a sharp pain on lower left side of my stomach?

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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What does sharp pain mean in your left side and in back and stomach.

What does sharp pain mean in your left side and in back and stomach.

Could be lots...: Of things, ranging from musculoskeletal, nerve root, GI spasm, kidney or ureter issues, e.g. Stone or infection, other. Call your doc to ask. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain on lower left side of my stomach. How can I treat this?

I have a sharp pain on lower left side of my stomach. How can I treat this?

Eval: Treatment depends on the cause. There is no "one size fits all" recommendation for abdominal pain. If chronic, it should be assessed. If abdominal pain is severe, it should be urgently evaluated. ...Read more

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Girlfriend got sharp pain on the left side of her stomach, what that means?

See a doctor, please: Sharp pain lower or upper left side? Flank pain? Vomiting, diarrhea, fever, pregnant? If she is in pain please take her to the doctor or hospital right away. This could be so many different things that it isn't possible to make a diagnosis within this forum. ...Read more

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I woke up with a sharp pain on the left side of my stomach. What could it be?

I woke up with a sharp pain on the left side of my stomach. What could it 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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Sharp pain in upper left side of abdomen under ribs. What can I do to alleviate the pain?

Sharp pain in upper left side of abdomen under ribs. What can I do to alleviate the pain?

Consider Cold Milk: If you aren't a smoker, who is overweight, and family history of heart disease, that is, it isn't your heart that is causing this, consider your stomach as being the culprit. Too much acid? How about drinking milk to coat it with cold milk. Not a treatment, but will give you diagnosis. Then go to your doctor. You are going to need their help. ...Read more