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Sharp Pain Left Upper Quadrant
Sharp stabbing pain in left upper quadrant towards my back. Below ribs in my back. Appears susuddenly and goes away just as quickly..
Pain: This type of pain may be a variety of conditions ranging from heart attack to acid in the stomach. It is impossible to evaluate this condition without a full physical examination. ...Read more
Within the past two months I have noticed a dull, sometimes sharp pain in the upper left quadrant of my body, I would say very close to my stomach and sometimes the pain radiates to my back. Causes?
Get checked: It could well be coming from your stomach. Gastric (stomach) and duodenal ulcers can cause pain in this area which sometimes radiates to the back. You should be evaluated for the cause, which could also be a pancreatic, kidney, adrenal or spleen issue. ...Read more
Nerve impingement: Can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. Prevention treatment is always recommended. This condition must be professionally managed. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. It is the same as a pinched nerve. ...Read more
Not usually serious: If "paun" is "pain" then the answer is a host of things, which can range from simple things such as a strained muscle or a rib fracture on the left lower chest wall, to more serious disorders like peptic ulcer disease or diverticulitis. I have recently even seen one such patient near your age with a splenic problem. If it persists see your doctor or surgeon. ...Read more
Chest pain left upper quadrant come n go shortness of breath racing heart beat. Asthma n a PFO help what should I do?
You: Should be seen first by your family practitioner/cardiologist who is aware about your pfo. You may also have pots. Check it out, google first the term postural orthostatic tachycardic syndrome. ...Read more
Pain in the Left Upper Quadrant may be related to gastric (common-ulcers/GERD/gastritis), cardiac, pulmonary, intestinal, renal, splenic, pancreatic, vascular & referred.
A careful history, physical exam & imaging are important in the differential diagnosis+review of symptoms. A patient who guards the area or has rebound tenderness may indicate surgical problems. See your MD for full exam. ...Read more
I am a 45 yr old female haveing left upper quadrant dull pain on and off for about 2 hours now what could this be?
Hard to say!: There is no sure way to diagnose the source of abdominal pain because the nerves there are not too smart. They don't say "Hey, this is your liver & I'm hurting! (or kidney, gall bladder, or stomach) Nerves are smarter elsewhere (When you hit your finger, your little finger does tell you it is very upset and hurt! You have specific finger pain, not vague arm pain. If worsens, fever, vomiting: ER ...Read more
Depends: If it was a one-time, passing thing, there's not much to do. If it's persistent or recurrent, talk to your doctor. Pay attention to when and why it occurs, so you can discuss your symptoms accurately with your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
Many things: Cardiac causes, pulmonary causes, spleen problems, stomach issues, kidney problems, pancreas issues, colon problems, diaphragm issues, peritoneum issues, chest wall problems, shingles, and medical issues. Bottom line....Need more information gathered by your primary care doctor to narrow these vague symptoms. ...Read more
Stool: Likely a back up of stool to the splenic flexture. When the colon is stretched, there will be pain. If it is after a large bm, it may be diverticula disease. ...Read more
Small hypoechoic area in Left upper quadrant. Wat it can be? Burning in LUQ on off is the main symptom
Nonspecific: This doesn't point to a single diagnosis. I have sen many patients with crampy left upper abdominal pain that comes and goes, and is associated with a "lump", which was likely a knotted muscle during a spasm. Sounds like a her is, but there are no hernias in this area if no previous incisions. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I have left upper quadrant pain that lasts for some time along with mild pain that radiates to the left collarbone region. It comes and goes?
Don't you like: To find out and get treated. Best way is to see your family doctor, get investigated the cause of your trouble, like acidity, ulcer, gers etc, once cause is known treatment will be simple ...Read more
I had severe left upper quadrant pain, happened suddenly, radiated to left shoulder, am 26 no past medical history. What is the cause for that pain.
LUQ pain: Your abdominal pain could be a number of reasons. Would need additional symptoms/descriptions to assist ruling out possible causes. Make sure you are not constipated, which can present with those symptoms. Take citrucel as a trial with adequate hydration. If symptoms persist, suggest abdominal ct and being evaluated by a local physician. ...Read more
See doctor!: You need to be evaluated by a doctor to give you useful information. ...Read more
See Physician: May need a ct of the abdomen as this is an area that is not readily associated with a common diagnosis. (i.e. Right lower = appendix). ...Read more
Diagnosed with biliary dyskinesia, but also have pain in left upper quadrant that radiates to my back. Should I be concerned of other issues?
I want to know if this is a serious medical issue. I can't help to worry. The numbing at the left upper quadrant of my abdomen isn't painful. Its as if a blood is gushing through.
Probably ok: There is no specific diagnosis for this, but I would see your primary doctor for an exam. Ask your doctor to check and see if your spleen is enlarged. That's in the left upper abdomen, and is unlikely to be the cause, but worth a visit and an exam. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Infection?: As you don't give any numbers or tell how long you have had pain it is hard to answer the question. If the WBC count is really high you may have an acute infection. Without more information the probability of this can't be assessed. As you must have seen a physician to get the blood count ordered, ask him/her for follow-up. ...Read more
I have bruises all over my left upper quadrant but no pain I have IPT and my tummy’s warm and making noises should I be concerned?
Found a mass near the left of the lower back eight years back it has grown to certain extent. It is causing tightness in left upper quadrant with PGL?
What is a "prominent air-filled bowel loop"? I had a ultrasound done on my abdomen and these were my results. It's located in the left upper quadrant.
Likely normal thing:
Ultrasound waves run very well through fluid and solid parts of the body and very poorly through air and bones.
The comment that you have posted likely indicates that pictures taken with the Ultrasound was not as good as you would expect due to prominent air filled bowel loop. ...Read more
Pain (when having to pee)left upper quadrant of abdomen near lower ribs stabbing and dull type of type no other symptoms Cause?
Post Splenectomy (2 month)have left upper quadrant pain radiate to back, Doc ask for CT, CT show 2.5 cm nodule compatible with splenules, is pain common?
Yes, it's common: Post-splenectomy, especially if traumatic spleen injury was involved initially can result in "splenosis" where autotransplantation of splenic tissue from a damaged spleen can see elsewhere on the peritoneal surface and cause pain. I am unsure about the circumstances of your splenectomy, and your medical history related to your spleen would be helpful to know. ...Read more
What causes occasional left upper quadrant pain, around the bottom of the rib cage, worse after a bowel movement?
Luq: Left upper abdominal discomfort may be due to muscular strain, gas entrapment or pathology in the splenic flexure of the colon or disease of the spleen itself. Do you strain to have a bowel movement? Do you have any obvious bowel symptoms? If symptoms persist consult your physician or a gastroenterologist for evaluation. ...Read more
Pain in left upper quadrant, radiates to left arm and hand, dull in nature, starts after eating, weight50, ht5'2, plz tell cause possible in this cindition?
What does "Bowel gas pattern is abnormal with dilated gas-filled small bowel, mostly in the left upper quadrant. Gas is present within the colon" mean?
Xray read: It means that there is a suggestion on plain film of the abdomen that there could be a small bowel obstruction/ partial obstruction or ilieus (temporary paralysis of the bowel). Depends on the clinical situation but that there is gas in the colon is somewhat assuring. Ask the doctor who ordered the film to go over the findings with you. ...Read more
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