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Swelling Near Left Side Stomach
Need exam: Impossible to give DX without an exam Please call you DR and get scheduled. If worsening, then go to the ER. ...Read more
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
Need more info?: When did it begin? With or without food? Does it hurt more after eating or during? Do you have heartburn? Do you drink enough water, or do you drink coffee? What are the triggers: caffeine, chocolate, spicy foods? We need more info to help you sort this out better. Please complete meds, past med/soc/sex/surg histories too. More info we have, the better the info we give back to you to help u.Thanks ...Read more
Muscle Pain: If this pain is reproducable with movement, then it is most likely muscle-related. The left flank is a strange place for a muscle strain, though. If you've been chopping wood or moving furniture, then i could understand some under-used muscles now being painful. Try some local heat and advil (ibuprofen) to see if those help. ...Read more
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
Left abdominal: Sharp pain just below the left rib cage is often due to gas entrapment which may be in the left colon or in the actual stomach. If you feel bloated it could be gas. Drinking hot(not boiling) water helps break down the gas and enables it to be passed rectally. Forcing your self to belch only causes more gas buildup. Taking simethicone after meals prevents gas buildup. If symptoms persist see MD ...Read more
Have it checked out!: While scalp sensitivity radiating toward an eye or ear may seem benign, some possibilities are more risky and deserve a check up. Particularly, if there is a possibility of early shingles (a zoster virus flare) or a process called giant cell arteritis (or temporal arteritis) then time is of the essence. This is especially true with any changes in vision. Follow up with your primary or eye md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Extremely sore burning left groin left testicle left armpit left shoulder stomach and painful burning lumps on left side of my neck please help?
Have it checked out: It sounds like you have a series of "lumps" or lymph nodes that are painful particularly on your left side. You should have it checked out to make sure there isn't an infection going on. Don't forget that the lymph nodes act as a drainage and filtration system to try to stop infection. They will swell and be painful. You also want to be sure the lymph nodes are not swollen because of cancer. ...Read more
Pain & discomfort in left side of back. Also wraps around to ribcage on left. Sensitive stomach on the left & tingling & numbness down left side body?
Ok: May be a subluxation in the spine see a specialist possibly a chiropractor. ...Read more
Constant pain in left side of abdomen below rib. Pain started as stabbing on left side on belly button. Randomly feeling pain on lower right abdomen?
Nonspecific: Migrating pain could represent excess gas moving through the intestines, or if associated with diarrhea, nausea and vomiting could represent an intestinal infection. Could also be muscle pain if you've been doing abdominal work outs. Best to see your primary care provider for a more complete evaluation if it's that bad. Hope this helps! ...Read more
May be UR ibuprofen: Ibuprofen is very irritating to the gastric lining of the stomach, especially when it's not taken with food. Please make sure that you are taking it with food, and not by itself. It is such a strong irritant. You may want to try stopping your ibuprofen altogether, and seeing whether the pain goes away immediately during the time that you're off it or not.. ...Read more
Could be gallbladder: While there are many things, including muscle spasm or inflammation if the cartilage of the rib cage, gallbladder pain is typically in this location, and classically is worse 39-45' after meals, particularly with fatty foods. May be associated with nausea. See your doctor to check it out. ...Read more
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
Ankle problem: Hard to say the cause. You might have a pinched or irritated nerve or tendon running along the inner side of your ankle. If this burn sensation persist, see your doctor or a foot and ankle specialist - podiatrist or orthopedic. Treatment will depend on the cause identified. ...Read more
I feel bloated and a "numb" pain on the left abd. Side right under the rib cage. The pain irradiates in the left testicle, left thy and left arm pit.
Need diagnosis: There are several proposed mechanisms for referred pain. Currently there is no definitive consensus regarding which theory may be correct. The cardiac general visceral sensory pain fibers follow the sympathetics back to the spinal cord and have their cell bodies located in thoracic dorsal root ganglia 1-4(5). As a general rule, in the thorax and abdomen, general visceral afferent (gva) pain fibers. ...Read more
ABDOMINAL PAIN: As you can see from the graphic, there are a lot of structures in that vicinity. Would need more information to provide any sort of meaningful answer. Please elaborate, or connect with me via my inbox for a consult. I am happy to help! ...Read more
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