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Upper Left Abdomen (Overview)

This is the area below the ribs on the left side of the abdomen. This generally referred to as luq(left upper quadrant).


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CT Scan benefit outweigh the risk? Im 23 with 3 CT scans already. Doctors concerned about chronic upper left abdomen pain radiating to back.

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

Upper Left Abdomen (Overview)

This is the area below the ribs on the left side of the abdomen. This generally referred to as luq(left upper quadrant).


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Why am i having spasms in upper left abdomen?

Why am i having spasms in upper left abdomen?

Don't know: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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What causes off and on pain in my upper left abdomen?

What causes off and on pain in my upper left abdomen?

Many things.: If this has been going on for a while - weeks to months - i'd get it checked out by your doc. It could be a muscle strain, pain in the cartilage or muscles of ribs. It could be gastritis, which is inflammation of the lining of the stomach. If you're also having fevers, weight loss, or the pain is waking you up at night, that's more concerning and should definitely have an eval by your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: upper left abdomen?

What is the definition or description of: upper left abdomen?

Upper Left Abdomen: This is the area below the ribs on the left side of the abdomen. This generally referred to as luq(left upper quadrant). ...Read more

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Occassionally feel a short stab tear feeling in upper left abdomen. What can this be?

Occassionally feel a short stab tear feeling in upper left abdomen. What can this be?

Maybe nothing: A good history and physical may find the problem like diveriticulitis , gastritis , a pulled muscle , strain or hernia. Xrays , ultrasound and labs may be helpful. ...Read more

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I have severe pain in upper left abdomen?

I have severe pain in upper left abdomen?

Please see a doctor: for a history and physical exam. Severe pain means something is wrong. It could be a simple issue like rib out of place, it could be as serious as a heart attack, or esophageal tear. ...Read more

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What could cause sharp pain in my upper left abdomen?

What could cause sharp pain in my upper left abdomen?

Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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What could be causing dull pain in the upper left abdomen?

What could be causing dull pain in the upper left abdomen?

Abdominal pain: Given the minimal information available the list of causes Is very long, provide more detail or seek local help including a physical examination ...Read more