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What can swelling on left side of stomach and left side be from?

What can swelling on left side of stomach and left side be from?

Upper or lower left?: Anatomically, the left upper quadrant (LUQ) of abdomen includes: spleen, pancreatic tail, stomach, descending duodenum, splenic flexure of colon, associated vessels. Don't forget the diaphragm, heart, and lower chest are close by. Abdominal musculature, ribs, and skin can also contribute. LLQ is predominantly pelvic & female structures, as well as small & large bowel, part of urologic system. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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I have abdomen pain with swelling on right side. Painful in back but more on left side?

I have abdomen pain with swelling on right side.  Painful in back but more on left side?

Abdominal pain: O you need to see a physician as it is impossible to diagnose you this way ...Read more

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Can pregnancy cause a slight swelling on the left side of your abdomen?

Can pregnancy cause a slight swelling on the left side of your abdomen?

Maybe: Because of the rotation of the uterus to the right, you might perceive an assymetry or 'swelling' on one side or the other. Run this by your OB and make sure that they do not need to do an ultrasound of the uterus. ...Read more

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Lipoma on back, swelling around that w/pain that wraps around side into abdomen on left side any ideas?

Lipoma on back, swelling around that w/pain that wraps around side into abdomen on left side any ideas?

Back swelling : Lipomas are benign fatty tissue (sometimes referred to as tumors) that is movable within the fatty layer area. Sometimes these lipomas may envelope a nerve near the area and can compress it if pressed upon or swelling is noted. This compression of the nerve causes the radiating pain you may be describing. However boils or cysts may do the same, you may need that checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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He has been having lower abdominal swelling inflammation on his left and right side for two weeks now. There is no pain though. ?

He has been having lower abdominal swelling inflammation on his left and right side for two weeks now. There is no pain though. ?

I hope he's ok: Take him to the dr. and get an examination and maybe some testing if the Dr. orders any, to properly diagnose why he is swelling in his lower abdominal area. ...Read more

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There was pain in the left side abdomen area the homeopath sugessted it culd b swelling in colon 6 yrs ago I did the colonoscopy reveld nothing so....?

There was pain in the left side abdomen area the homeopath sugessted it culd b swelling in colon 6 yrs ago I did the colonoscopy reveld nothing so....?

See your doctor: A colonoscopy 6 years ago would not be helpful for recent abdominal pain. You need a thorough physical exam followed by blood work or imaging (ct scan). A repeat colonoscopy may be warranted based on the above results. ...Read more

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Had been having bad pelvic pain on my left side and now abdominal swelling what can this be?

Had been having bad pelvic pain on my left side and now abdominal swelling what can this be?

Could be serious: You should see your doctor for bad pelvic pain since several of the possible causes are quite serious. You could have a tubal pregnancy or an ovarian cyst that has ruptured and is bleeding into the abdomen causing swelling. You could have a twisted ovary that is losing its blood supply. You could have diverticulitis of the bowel which can rupture causing an abdominal infection. ...Read more

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Pain lower left side of abdomen. Swelling in middle of stomach, and lots of pain in upper area. Bp high. Chills, no fever. Uneasy feeling .

Pain lower left side of abdomen. Swelling in middle of stomach, and lots of pain in upper area. Bp high. Chills, no fever. Uneasy feeling .

Go to ER now: These are symptoms of an infection in your abdomen such as diverticulitis which is an emergency. You need immediate evaluation in an er to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Its been 18 days after my hernia surgery with mesh in left side abdomen, i feel very numbness under my incision but without any redness or swelling is it ok?

Its been 18 days after my hernia surgery with mesh in left side abdomen, i feel very numbness under my incision but without any redness or swelling is it ok?

Normal: Numbness around the incision site is normal. Superficial sensory nerves were cut during the procedure and they grow back very slowly. Eventually the numbness will go away or decrease to a very small area. ...Read more

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I have had some pain&swelling on the left side of my abdomen, between my ribcage and hip bone, like a small bagel, seems worse when I drink coffee?

I have had some pain&swelling on the left side of my abdomen, between my ribcage and hip bone, like a small bagel, seems worse when I drink coffee?

Gastritis?: Sounds like that could be gastritis. Or a stomach ulcer. Try to stop drinking coffee for a little while and see if it heals up. If not, try Prevacid (lansoprazole) OTC. If that doesn't help in a couple of weeks, see a GI doctor for some testing. ...Read more

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About 10 years ago started with pain, swelling in lower abdomen was unable to diagnose, now severe swelling on left side effecting hip, leg dr stumped?

About 10 years ago started with pain, swelling in lower abdomen was unable to diagnose, now severe swelling on left side effecting hip, leg dr stumped?

Seek 2nd opinion: When a doctor is stumped, it is time to see another physician or go to a specialist to find out the cause. There is always a cause behind a significant swelling especially if it is localized to one side of the body. A ct scan or MRI may reveal the cause. ...Read more

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After surgery 14mos ago to remove rt colon and sm part of intestine. I have severe pain on left side upper abdomen and swelling. With burning sensatio?

After surgery 14mos ago to remove rt colon and sm part of intestine. I have severe pain on left side upper abdomen and swelling. With burning sensatio?

See your doctor: As unfortunately the symptoms you describe could be related to so many different issues that can't be accurately determined without more information, the chance to examine you and possible testing. I would strongly encourage you to seek help in person when any symptoms is "severe". ...Read more

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Severe pelvic pain when bladder is full . Right side pelvic bulge. Abdomen swelling, bloated. Right side lower abdomen bigger than left. Painfulmenses?

Severe pelvic pain when bladder is full . Right side pelvic bulge. Abdomen swelling, bloated. Right side lower abdomen bigger than left. Painfulmenses?

Needs evaluation: While I can speculate on potential causes of these symptoms, you need some serious, specific answers. That means a thorough examination plus some X-ray studies to define the problem. Start by calling your physician or gynecologist today to make an appointment to get started. ...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