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This mild pain on the the left side of stomach above my belly button on the left?

This mild pain on the the left side of stomach above my belly button on the left?

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. Persistent or recurrent pain warrants at least evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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Stomach Pain (Definition)

Most people will describe pain in any part of abdomen as stomach pain, it is what many patients say but in medical terms it is pain in the stomach which is located in middle of upper abdomen, so real stomach pain is the pain ...Read more


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Pain on the left side of the belly?

Pain on the left side of the belly?

Pain: Abdominal may may stem from multiple causes. In females, it is even more complicated. Pain can result from multiple GI conditions including constipation, renal colic, Pyelonephritis, referred pelvic pain, ovarian cysts amongst others. If pain is not resolving or worsens, you should visit your doctor for further evaluation and work up for the L sided abdominal pain. ...Read more

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Pinching pain on lower left side of stomach?

Pinching pain on lower left side of 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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I got pain on on the right side under IBS radiates to the back-shoulder, no gallstones, also the pain goes on the left side too and on the back-shldr.?

I got pain on on the right side under IBS radiates to the back-shoulder, no gallstones, also the pain goes on the left side too and on the back-shldr.?

Further checking: It could be ulcer disease and needs upper endoscopy. After that , need a test for gall bladder called disida with cck. Still could be gall bladder disease. ...Read more

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Pain on left side of abdomen?

Pain on left side of abdomen?

Nature of pain?: Left sided pain in a male could be a hernis, kidney stone, diverticular disease, pancreatitis and even just gas or constipation. We look at the location, the type of pain, lab tests, x-rays and, of course, examine the patient. There are lots of other possibilities as well. If pain gets worse or does not just go away you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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What does cause stomach pain on the upper right side near the centre of the stomach?

What does cause stomach pain on the upper right side near the centre of the stomach?

More info?: The first thing one thinks of is gallbladder but more info is needed. When do you get pain? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery ? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? Has anyone done any studies? Need a bit more. ...Read more

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I have excruitating pain on the left side of lower stomach and shoooting pain from stomach to buttocks?

I have excruitating pain on the left side of lower stomach and shoooting pain from stomach to buttocks?

Could be: A few things. Sudden severe pain is worrisome; locations you stated mean it could be a kidney stone, ovary (females), colon, vascular, etc. Take note of frequency, severity, and duration of symptoms. Also note other associated symptoms (fever, nausea) and bowel changes (blood, diarrhea, absence of). ...Read more

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What causes sharp pain in lower left abdomen, on left side of lower back, and on left leg down to the knee?

What causes sharp pain in lower left abdomen, on left side of lower back, and on left leg down to the knee?

Pinched nerve: Sometimes this pain can be caused by a pinched or irritated nerve. Sometimes a pulled muscle can also cause this type of pain. If it persists or worsens seek medical attention. ...Read more

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What causes pain on the lower left side of stomach?

What causes pain on the lower left side of stomach?

Left lower AB pain: 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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Terrible lower back pain on left side and pain to the left of top of buttock crack?

Sacroiliac pain: The location is suggestive of pain from the sacroiliac joint. It could also be a pinched nerve in the lumbar spine. Get evaluated by your doctor, and try ice and an antiinflammatory medication like ibuprofen. ...Read more

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What can cause sharp pains on the left side of the lower abdomen?

Many things: Unfortunately, many problems can cause pain in that area. It could be from the abdominal wall being strained in that area. It could be from something going on with the ovary on that side. It could be from something going on with the colon or small intestine on the side. It could even be from a problem with the left kidney. If the pains are bothersome and frequent please seek help in person. ...Read more

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Have low back pain on the left side. The pain extends from left hip down left leg. No pain on the right side. Pl advise?

Referred pain: Pain from inflammation in the lumbar spine often radiates down one leg. Doctors call this referred pain. If it does not resolve in a reasonable amount of time, you should see an orthopaedist. ...Read more

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What causes sharp burning like pain on the left side of your stomach and sometimes on the right side?

What causes sharp burning like pain on the left side of your stomach and sometimes on the right side?

More info!: More info needed... What brings the pain on...what makes it go away. ??When do you get it??? Where is your abdomen do you feel the pain??? Ask your question again with more details... Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Pain ion the left and right side of stomach?

Pain ion the left and right side of  stomach?

Specifics please: In what position do you feel better/ worse? What is the quality of pain--sharp, stabbing, pressure, bloating, gassiness? Where in your abdomen (upper, mid, lower) do you experience discomfort? Duration pain lasts? Is pain deep or superficial? Have you seen blood with stool or change in bowels? Any chance of pregnancy (sexually active)? Any bladder/uti symptoms? Ur doc will need this info2 help. ...Read more

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Pain on the left side above the hips?

Pain on the left side above the hips?

Flank pain : Flank pain can be from intra abdominal issues like constipation. Colitis. Spleen or lumbar disorders like disc herniation or sponsylosis. ...Read more

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Pain in the lower abdomen. On the left side across from my bellybutton. It really hurts. Y?

Seek medical attenti: Speak to your doctor or go to the er. It may be a serious process. You need to be examined. ...Read more

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I'm having back pain In the middle of my back on the left side it's really sharp pains?

Below: Difficult to answer as to the etiology of the pain without the advantage of a medical exam. There are many possibilities, many minor, some more serious. Guessing at the cause without an exam is not something that should be done. ...Read more

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Having pain on lower left side of stomach along with dampness and the pain is also on the left side of my back?

Having pain on lower left side of stomach along with dampness and the pain is also on the left side of my back?

Colon To Semicolon?: You should think about Diverticulitis or a Ureteral Stone. Obviously much more information is needed but those are probably the biggies. But not all the possibilities, some of which could be serious (like Colon Cancer). So if you've never seen a doctor for this and you've had the pains for over two weeks, find a doctor muy rapido! ...Read more

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Slight pain -comes and goes right upper side of abdomenp-more on the back.?

Slight pain -comes and goes right upper side of abdomenp-more on the back.?

Kidney maybe: Pain in that area could be a kidney stone or could be gallbladder, especially if associated with fatty foods and accompanied by nausea and vomiting. If kidney stone the pain may get much worse and there may be blood in urine. Gallbladder may eventually cause right sided chest and arm pain. A good history, physical and some diagnostic testing can usually determine the cause fairly easily. ...Read more

Dr. William Harris
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Stomach Discomfort (Definition)

Stomach discomfort or pain can be due to problems in digestion or irritation to the stomach. Some people use the term to describe discomfort ...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