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Tenderness In Upper Left Abdomen
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
Constant mild tenderness in upper left abdomen and back. Have had normal blood work and urine. Cut scan with no contrast. Have been on ppi for 3 weeks?
Pancreatitis?: Its impossible to get an accurate diagnosis on the internet without a real history and physical. Normally pancreatitis is an intense pain starting in the L upper radiating between the shoulderblades. Did they get an amylase lipase level? If elevated this could be a chronic pancreatitis. Thats a med cause you should also look into activities, I had a pt who constantly held a 5yo in her L arm ...Read more
I'm super fatigued,had a fever of about 100 for close to a week, pain In my upper left abdomen, and I had a sore throat but it went away. Ideas?
Daughter has tenderness on upper left side of abdomen under rib radiating to back and says she feels pressure on left side? like a gas bubble
Upper left abdomen tender to touch and movement, similar to pulled muscle. Started walking 1/2 mile today. What could it be?
Pulled muscle: If you are not used to walking regularly and specially if you are overweight, half mile walk can result in strain and spasm in the oblique muscle that start from the bottom ribs, so you can have some pain at the rib junction with the muscle hopefully it will resolve in a couple of days .Good luck. ...Read more
Should i go to er? I have had back pain, chest pain, and slight shortness of breath for well over a week now. In the past couple of days, my upper left abdomen has swollen, is extremely painful, and very tender to the touch. My left side and my back also
Hello. : Hello. I can't diagnose your condition. However you describe severe pain in the left upper quadrant of your abdomen with swelling and tenderness to palpation. You also have nausea as well as shortness of breath with pain extending into the chest and back. I think that this constellation of symptoms would warrant an evaluation at an emergency room. Take care. I hope you are feeling better soon. ...Read more
What can cause urine test to have small amounts of bilirubin, ketones & blood? Upper left abdomen pain/tenderness with nausea
Pain and tenderness: There are a number of organs in or near the upper left abdomen. You need immediate attention. If your doctor cannot see you today please go straight to the nearest Emergency Room. ...Read more
I have a smooth hard lump in my upper left abdomen. It is painful when prodded. There is nothing to see externally but it is easily felt .
I have a WBC 2.2 , neutrophil 1.0, diarrhea past 2 months, stabbing pain when i push upper left abdomen. Fatigue. What could cause all of this?
Get evaluated now.: I assume you are under a doctor's care if you know your lab results. Your white blood count is low. I would want to know how the rest of your blood count looked, i.e., how are your red cells and platelets? Diarrhea is not normal for 2 months, nor is left upper abdominal tenderness, where your speen and splenic flexure of the colon live. You need a thorough exam now. Lgromkomd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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