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Upper Left Abdomen Numbness
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
Numbness on left side of abdomen, comes and goes, more often when moving or bending. What could be causing this?
After masturbation I had a slight pain in my left abdomen and now I'll describe it as maybe slight numbness, could I have pulled something ?
On the 22 I had a really sharp pain in my lower left abdomen that kept me in bed. Pain dulled but stayed then turned to numbness as of today. Cause?
How old are you?: Age is a major factor in determining what caused this pain. The problem could vary from constipation to diverticulosis,a condition that could lead to complications if you aren't on a proper diet. If the pain persist or become worse,I advise you to see your local doctor. Make sure you drink plenty of water and fluids. Add more fiber to your diet. Eat some fruits or vegetables and try excerising ...Read more
Pinched nerve: A pinched nerve can cause numbness in the lower abdomen but usually low back radiculopathies cause radiation of discomfort to the leg. Perhaps the superficial nerves of that portion of the abdomen are pinched or irritated. A neurologist is qualified to evaluate your symptoms. ...Read more
I have numbness in my left upper abdomen. no pain involved and I went to the doctor and he did a brief exam but said not to worry that it will go away?
Waking up and feeling very numb on lower left side of abdomen.. Lasts for a long time but not painful.. What can this be?
Asked MD?: This is an odd symptom. Does "numb" mean less feeling or too much feeling, i.e. Paresthesias (pins and needles)? Are there skin changes over the area (as in old shingles)? The nerves supplying the left lower quadrant come from the lower thoracic spinal roots, i.e. From the spinal roots at the lower end of the rib-cage. How long is "a long time"? Has your doctor examined you? What does (s)he say? ...Read more