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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 (Definition)

This is the area below the ribs on the left side of the abdomen. This generally referred to ...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 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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I felt a pinching pain in my upper left abdomen a few minutes after eating. What causes this?

I felt a pinching pain in my upper left abdomen a few minutes after eating. What causes this?

I would suspect: an inflammatory process has been going on such as gastritis or esophagitis or some other digestive problems depending on your history. See a doctor for some medications such as antiacids. proton pump inhibitors etc. ...Read more

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What would cause a mild to moderate pain in the upper left abdomen that comes in waves?

What would cause a mild to moderate pain in the upper left abdomen that comes in waves?

Stomach: Kidney, intestinal, muscular problems. It appears you have had your heart checked, but even if you have fluctuations in your blood pressure, the stress on your heart from that may cause it. I think you will find out the cause between a GI and heart doctor. Good luck to you. I would drink cold milk, take my blood pressure and heart rate (buy a machine). If pain goes away, it was your stomach. ...Read more

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What could cause intense upper left abdomen pain?

What could cause intense upper left abdomen pain?

Lots of things...: Anatomically, the left upper quadrant (luq) of abdomen includes: spleen, pancreatic tail, stomach, descending duodenum, splenic flexure of the colon, associated vessels. Don't forget the diaphragm, heart, and lower chest are pretty close by. The abdominal musculature, ribs, and skin can all contribute as well to localizing luq pain. An exam is appropriate for clarity of diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause discomfort on upper left abdomen and upper left back? No other symptoms

Can constipation cause discomfort on upper left abdomen and upper left back? No other symptoms

Maybe for abdomen: but your history of recent acute bronchitis may be more what is contributing to your upper left back issues, especially if there was any coughing or chest discomfort with that bout. It's important to have the source of your constipation checked out, and get that squared away by your PCP. If you haven't pooped in a few days, that can create discomfort in the abdomen, if you continue eating. ...Read more

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I started to have lower and upper left abdomen pain yesterday. The pain is constant and gets worse when lightly touched or when I move. Causes?

Need exam: Depending upon where you are in your cycle and if it came on all of a sudden, you may have a cyst on your ovary or a ruptured cyst. There are also some more unusual things. An exam would be helpful. ...Read more

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Pain in upper left abdomen when i inhale, deep breaths, laying down, walking. What could cause this? 25, leukemia n no treatment

Please restate: I cannot quite understand your medical history. Do you have leukemia that is not being treated? If so, what kind of leukemia do you have? Pain in the left upper quadrant can be caused by problems with the lungs, the spleen, the stomach. ...Read more

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What causes pain in upper left abdomen? Its been constant for 2 days. Dull ache that intensifies with a deep breath or sudden movement.

It could be your lun: Left upper abdomen pain may be due to a bowel problem or it could be referred pain from your left lung(in case you have cough, or cold or shortness of breath.... A chest x-rays should be done). In case you have bno other symptoms like fever or cold, then it is more likely fm abdominal source. If the pain is peristent and increasing you should go see your doctor for a medical exam to find the caus. ...Read more

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What can cause mild intermittent pain on lower left abdomen, upper left abdomen right below ribs, left lower back and itching feeling all over?

What can cause mild intermittent pain on lower left abdomen, upper left abdomen right below ribs, left lower back and itching feeling all over?

Nonspecific: That constellation of symptoms does not specific anything in particular, so it is best to see a primary care provider for a more complete evaluation, especially if the symptoms are severe or getting worse. Hope his helps! ...Read more

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Can gas cause tightness in upper left abdomen? Burping helps but after a little while my left abdomen feels tight again. What is this?

Can gas cause tightness in upper left abdomen? Burping helps but after a little while my left abdomen feels tight again. What is this?

Possible: Yes- it is possible to have gas pains in the upper left abdomen (LUQ). Feeling some relief from burping sounds like this may be the cause of the LUQ pain in a 17 year old. You can try an over-the-counter antacid to help to resolve your symptoms. If it lasts more than a few hours, check in with your doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Im constipated, very mild pain in upper left abdomen and left mid area excessive heartburn, no lost weight, no fever, no discoloration of stools cause?

Im constipated, very mild pain in upper left abdomen and left mid area excessive heartburn, no lost weight, no fever, no discoloration of stools cause?

Go see your DR: For a thorough exam. You may have stomach irritation. Otc Prilosec and antacids may work for now . Try some laxatives/ stool softeners. You may need endoscopy and colonoscopy for further workup in the future. Avoid caffeine , spicy foods , alcohol , soda to minimize heartburn. Bless you ! ...Read more

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What can cause urine test to have small amounts of bilirubin, ketones & blood? Upper left abdomen pain/tenderness with nausea

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

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What cause upper left abdominal pain feels like it's pulling through chest front of neck &under jaw? Upper left abdomen very painful & tender to touch

What cause upper left abdominal pain feels like it's pulling through chest front of neck &under jaw? Upper left abdomen very painful & tender to touch

LUQ anatomy: Anatomically, the left upper quadrant (luq) of abdomen includes: spleen, pancreatic tail, stomach, descending duodenum, splenic flexure of the colon, associated vessels. Don't forget the diaphragm, heart, and lower chest are pretty close by. The abdominal musculature, ribs, and skin can all contribute as well to localizing luq pain. Get examined now please for clarity of diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more

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I have a pain in my upper left abdomen. Any thoughts?

I have a pain in my upper left abdomen. Any thoughts?

See a doctor: Could be ribs, could be stomach, could be diaphragm, could be the heart. You need a physical exam. ...Read more