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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

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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


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I have a tingling in my lower left abdomen. It has been happening for months and now is a daily frequent concern.?

I have a tingling in my lower left abdomen. It has been happening for months and now is a daily frequent concern.?

Get checked: Its always best to get medically evaluated when faced with worsening symptoms, as you describe. The differential diagnosis may include colon and small bowel, but possibilities that are non-gi related can include: abdominal musculature, female structures, bladder, kidney/ureters. Be prepared to address for your doctor: timing, duration, quality, associations of your discomfort. ...Read more

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I have had a slight pain followed by tingling in my lower left abdomen there is also a slight tightness. What is going on?

I have had a slight pain followed by tingling in my lower left abdomen there is also a slight tightness. What is going on?

Probly, nothing seri: These are vague and very unimpressive symtoms. Quit worrying. If there is anything significant going on, the symptoms will progressively worsen...Otherwise they will slowly go away. You need to give it week or so to get a sense of direction. ...Read more

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I am a 47 year old male. I sometimes have a tingling pain on my left abdomen and if feels like it's being pulled inwards. Why is that happening?

I am a 47 year old male. I sometimes have a tingling pain on my left abdomen and if feels like it's being pulled inwards. Why is that happening?

Abdominal pain: DYoung ~ anatomically the abdomen is a vast space and the differential between pain in each quadrant equally as vast so this question cannot answered unless you can direct me more specifically the area bothering you. In Medicine we are taught to think "anatomically" and not do so would be returning you with a somewhat medieval "guess". The LEFT has an UPPER,MID, and LOWER area. Can you specify ? ...Read more

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I am feeling a discomfort in my lower left abdomen accompanied by a tingling sensation in my left leg all the way down to my foot. ?

I am feeling a discomfort in my lower left abdomen accompanied by a tingling sensation in my left leg all the way down to my foot. ?

Tingling sensation: If the left lower abdominal pain is accompanied by low back pain radiating to your left leg, then it may be due to pinched nerve arsing from the spine of your lower back. You need a detailed history, physical exam and image tests if necessary. Consult your physician to find the source of your pain and further management. ...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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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

Upper Left Abdomen (Definition)

This is the area below the ribs on the left side of the abdomen. This generally referred to ...Read more