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Upper Left Abdomen (Definition)

This is the area below the ribs on the left side of the abdomen. This generally referred to ...Read more


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Sharp pain in abdomen.

Sharp pain in abdomen.

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

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Pain in lower left back sharp

Pain in lower left back sharp

Back pain left side: Need musculoskeletal exam. Two major structures that commonly cause this-1) iliolumbar ligament or 2)attachment of major extensor muscle ( quadratus lumborum) at sacrum ( enthesiopathies)3) myotonic point in overused muscle. Usually localized. May respond massage, manipulation or needling. Common cause is rotating lower back during lift or abnormal position while working. Physical therapists. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in my upper right rib cage?

Sharp pain in my upper right rib cage?

Hard to say: There are multiple potential causes, you should consider being seen. Possible causes can incude an irritation of a nerve in the thoracic spine, an inflammatory condition involving the gall bladder or the lining of the lung, and multiple other causes. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually sort out the cause. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Stabbing pain in right upper leg?

Stabbing pain in right upper leg?

Get it evaluated: There are several causes for this symptom. Major leg pain requires evaluation by a doctor asap. ...Read more

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Pain in lower abdomen right side?

Pain in lower abdomen right side?

Appendicitis?: Many very different causes are possible. Appendicitis is one of the most urgent. Work up will include differential temperature (oral-rectal), WBC and sometimes observation in the hospital. Nausea, vomiting associated are commonly associated with this condition. But only an actual consultation in er or dr s office will clarify what is your case. ...Read more

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Searing type pain in lower left abdomen?

Searing type pain in lower left abdomen?

See a physician : You should see a physician . This could be a serious medical condition. ...Read more

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Sharp upper left back pain and left rib/ breast pains?

Can be many things: This pain can be myofascial, rib pain, vascular, lung or even due to your GI tract. You should have it looked at by your doctor. ...Read more

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Wincing, sharp pain on lower left abdomen?

Wincing, sharp pain on lower left abdomen?

Many possibilities: Left lower abdomen discomfort can come from constipation, diverticulitis, colitis, ovarian condition, gas, irritable ibowel, etc. Would need to see a doctor for a complete history and physical exination. ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pain in middle left back side?

Middle left: There are many causes of one sided back pain: localized muscle strain with spasm, facet joint irritation/inflammation is your most likely cause. The facet joints is the site where the vertebral body meet in your back. We ften recommend, rest, antiinflam meds, pt and it pain persist diagnositc and therapeutic facet injections/cortisone. May need MRI and consult with pain physician. ...Read more

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Pain left lower abdomen?

Impossible to say: Too broad a differential. If concerned best to see your md. ...Read more

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Throbbing sharp pain in left stomach?

Throbbing sharp pain in left stomach?

More info: Need better history please. Did you have trauma? When was last bowel movement? Etc. need more history to help you please ...Read more

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Pain at left side upper abdomen?

Pain at left side upper abdomen?

See your doctor.: At age 75, the new onset of left upper abdominal pain ought to be evaluated, particularly in light of your history of anemia. You might consider taking a trial of Zantac (ranitidine) or other antacids in the meantime. If you have any chest pain with it, go to the emergency room immediately. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pain in lower abdomen and groin lower left side.?

How long, how bad...: Don't have details. Could be anything from gyn, colon problems including diverticulitis or cancer, ureteral stone, hernia, lymph nodes from infection or tumor, other. Need to see a doc. Acute or sudden symptoms? See a doc now, otherwise asap. ...Read more

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Sharp, sudden pain in right side of lower abdomen. Gas?

Gas or muscle spasms: Muscle spasms are sudden, sharp, knife-like pains like charley horses -- but in the abdomen. Rubbing on them should make them go away. If not, or if they persist, you should see your primary provider for a more thorough examination to make sure it's not something more severe. Good luck! ...Read more

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Sharp intermittent pain in the left groin?

Resting , exercise ?: Does the pain happen after exercise, does happen sitting in a certain position?Is ther a firm lump in tngroin, check it with your doctor. ...Read more

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CT Scan benefit outweigh the risk? Im 23 with 3 CT scans already. Doctors concerned about chronic upper left abdomen pain radiating to back.

CT Scan benefit outweigh the risk? Im 23 with 3 CT scans already. Doctors concerned about chronic upper left abdomen pain radiating to back.

Depends: It depends on what your dr is concerned about. CT scans do provide significant radiation exposure. Some causes of left upper abdominal pain can e assessed by ultrasound or endoscopy, depending on your other symptoms and risks. If however, your doctor can provide good reason why CT scan is necessary, then it is probably worth doing. You can always seek a second opinion. ...Read more

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What could cause sharp pain in my upper left abdomen?

What could cause sharp pain in my upper left abdomen?

Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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What could be causing sharp pain in my upper left abdomen months after giving birth by cesarean?

Pain In LUQ: I bet the pain has nothing to do with the c/s. I would see a GI doc and see if the pain is in their field. If it is from the c/s, it is prob from scar tissue but you would not expect that to cause pain in the upper abdomen. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I had a cholecystectomy a few weeks ago. Was feeling better; now have sharp pain in my upper left abdomen and constant nausea. Is this normal?

I had a cholecystectomy a few weeks ago. Was feeling better; now have sharp pain in my upper left abdomen and constant nausea. Is this normal?

No: But not necessarily something to worry about. It could just be some post op issue still resolving. Although less likely, it could be something getting worse (infection, bile duct stone, bile leak) best to see your surgeon and follow up. He/she should be able to rule this out with some questions, an exam and possibly some images. Post op visits are free! ...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

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Sharp pain on my left upper abdomen for 2 weeks, now I lost my sense of taste. I can't taste sugar at all but could taste salt a little. what can it be?

Any numbness?: WIth the sharp pain, do you have numbness, tingling, or burning in the chest or legs? I would recommend an MRI of the spine and maybe of the brain to rule out inflammation. These 2 symptoms aren't usually caused by a problem in only one area. Probably best if you see your doctor to get checked out. ...Read more

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Im having an achy pain in my middle right abdomen and sharp pain in my left upper abdomen that radiates to my lower abdomen and burns.What could it be

Im having an achy pain in my middle right abdomen and sharp pain in my left upper abdomen that radiates to my lower abdomen and burns.What could it be

see details: It is impossible to begin to give an answer. Abdominal pain needs an evaluation which usually includes a ct scan of the abdomen. Speak with a doctor. ...Read more

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I get sharp pain in left, upper abdomen and back followed by days of fatigue and dizziness. Many tests (incl. Hemo) show only enlarged spleen. Ideas?

I get sharp pain in left, upper abdomen and back followed by days of fatigue and dizziness. Many tests (incl. Hemo) show only enlarged spleen. Ideas?

This is something: You and your doctor to take is seriously . I do not know what tests you have so far , but i will encourage to keep your doctor informed about your situation . I believe your doctor would consider evaluating your kidney, pancreas and look for any problem in your left side of the colon and many others . In general , your condition is something that you need to work closely with your doctors. Good luck. ...Read more

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Sharp constant pain on left upper abdomen. is it cancer or acid reflux?

Sharp pain LUQ: For how long? More likely reflux with or with out H pylori, also could be esosinophilic esophagitis or esophagitis, gastritis or even constipation, rarely pulmnary issues including clot but would have ti evaluated . F/u with doc today as a clot is a major issue. ...Read more

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My wife is having left abdomen sharp pain and we are trying for a 2nd baby. Last time it happened and she had a miscarriage n bled non-stop. Now pain?

Get checked: I assume that you do not know if she is pregnant. First thing would be home pregnancy test unless she starts bleeding or the pain is severe then she should go right to the emergency room. Good health ...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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What to do if I have a sharp pain in my lower left abdomen?

What to do if I have a sharp pain in my lower left abdomen?

Can't diagnose you: With this info. Gender? 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. ...Read more

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What could be the cause for a sharp pain in d lower left abdomen?

What could be the cause for a sharp pain in d lower left abdomen?

Uncertain. Male or: Female? 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. ...Read more

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What could cause sharp pain in the left abdomen folllowed by gas?

What could cause sharp pain in the left abdomen folllowed by gas?

Gas: Gas can cause the pain. If eliminating the gas relieved it likely you have your answer. Certain foods can cause gas, beans, sauerkraut, spices, lactose to name a few.
Avoid gas producting foods if they are bothering you. There are beano food med products available in a pharmacy if you still want to eat gaseous foods. ...Read more