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Hat does it mean when your left ball and stomach hurts is it a hernia?

Hat does it mean when your left ball and stomach hurts is it a hernia?

Maybe: Hernias are very common, and groins hernias are the type that require an operation the most. They can present with pain and/or a lump in the groin. Best diagnosed with physical exam, but sometimes need imaging (ultrasound, ct scan), and rarely surgery. Surgery is the only treatment once the diagnosis is made. Your primary care provider should be able to help sorry this out. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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My lower left side of my stomach hurts. Help?

My lower left side of my stomach hurts. Help?

May be GYN related: Most frequently left lower quadrant abdominal pain in a young female is caused by gyn related issues (e.g. Ruptured ovarian cyst). Less commonly, at this age, a condition called diverticulitis (inflammation of colon diverticula) may cause similar pain. Rarely appendicitis may present with pain on the left side instead of the right. Other causes are related to urinary tract. ...Read more

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The left side of my stomach hurts, what's the cause?

The left side of my stomach hurts, what's the cause?

Many possibilities: A simple tummy ache with symptoms like nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, whether at home or traveling, may be from a virus infection, bacteria infection, or contaminated food. A normal person, not pregnant, not on medications, usually recovers easily. Taking a Pedialyte popsicle or 2-3 oz of Pedialyte hourly, plus drinking/eating little else, may settle things down. Otherwise, a Dr. Should evaluate. ...Read more

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My stomach hurts on the left side what could be wrong?

My stomach hurts on the left side what could be wrong?

Left abdominal pain: Left abd. Pain causes include but is not limited to: ovarian cyst, ectopic pregnancy, diverticulitis, endometriosis, inguinal hernia, ovulation pain, intestinal obstruction, crohn’s disease, abscess, ulcerative colitis, seminal vesicle inflammation, cancer, aortic aneurysm, renal infection or stone, injury, angina, heart attack, pneumonia, enlarged or ruptured spleen, pancreatitis & obstipation. ...Read more

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What can I do if my lower left side of my stomach hurts a lot any sugestions on what it might be?

What can I do if my lower left side of my stomach hurts a lot any sugestions on what it might be?

Anything: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hurts, that could be your skin, muscles, bladder, uterus, or intestines. If the upper part of your abdomen hurts, it could be acid reflux, pancreatitis, or other problems. See a doctor for an assessment. ...Read more

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What has gone wrong in a hysterectomy if your stomach hurts on the left side?

What has gone wrong in a hysterectomy if your stomach hurts on the left side?

Unsure: It is not abnormal to have pain after a hysterectomy even when nothing has "gone wrong". Your symptoms could be due to a surgical complication but could be related to some other abdominal organ problem or disorder. You should see your surgeon. ...Read more

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Left side of stomach hurts when pressure is added to it, why? It kind of throbs a little here and there. It started about three days ago.

Left side of stomach hurts when pressure is added to it, why? It kind of throbs a little here and there. It started about three days ago.

See physician: Many possibilities! That's why need to see doctor. Needs to know what makes it worse, would makes it better, exactly where it hurts. Does it interfere with or wake you from sleep. In that area are the stomach, left kidney, part of large intestine & the spleen. Can be from strained abdominal muscles. Upper left sided- stomach-stop spicy foods, caffeine, & alcohol. Lower- colon. Constipated-laxative. ...Read more

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3days w pain on left under rib side. Stomach hurts too and lil appetite. If I take one bite of food I feel really full wen I haven't ate. What wrong?

3days w pain on left under rib side. Stomach hurts too and lil appetite. If I take one bite of food I feel really full wen I haven't ate. What wrong?

Gastritis?: There are many possibilities to explain your symptoms. One of them is gastritis, so a trial of antacid therapy may help (eg ranitidine or omeprazole). See your doctor if not better in a few days. ...Read more

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My stomach hurts on my left side after inserting a tampon, why is this?

My stomach hurts on my left side after inserting a tampon, why is this?

See Your Doctor: More info is needed to answer your question: duration, location, description of pain; medical history including gynecologic details; & more. There are several possibilities such as: constipation can cause pelvic pressure/discomfort, infections can cause abdominal pain when cervix is disturbed & more. Addtionally examination is required. See your doctor for proper diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more

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Lower left side of stomach hurts stabbing pain?

Need more info?: When did it begin? With or without food? Does it hurt more after eating or during? Do you have heartburn? Do you drink enough water, or do you drink coffee? What are the triggers: caffeine, chocolate, spicy foods? We need more info to help you sort this out better. Please complete meds, past med/soc/sex/surg histories too. More info we have, the better the info we give back to you to help u.Thanks ...Read more

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My stomach hurts after I finish eating what could it be? It hurts on the left side, like two inches to the left of where my belly button is. It hurts when I press down

My stomach hurts after I finish eating what could it be? It hurts on the left side, like two inches to the left of where my belly button is. It hurts when I press down

Abdominal: Abdominal pain elicited by palpation and related to meals could reflect possible peptic ulcer among other things. It would be wise to have your physician obtain a thorough history and exam and decide on a proper course of treatment or appropriate referal to a GI doctor if deemed necessary. For now, at least, try to avoid spicy, acidic, and heavily seasoned foods; don't eat large or bulky foods within several hours of lying down; cut down on foods or drink high in caffeine content (coffee, tea, cola, chocolate, mountain dew, etc.). If not medically contraindicated with the meds your on (check with pharmacist) you may want to consider Prilosec otc while your waiting to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Stomach hurts left side tired body aches?

Stomach hurts left side tired body aches?

Illness: Splenic infarction, gastritis, constipation (splenic flexure syndrome), and other serious diseases. See you internal medicine doc. ...Read more

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What does it means when the right side of your stomach hurts near your rib area when you laugh or lay on your right side?

Lots of things: There are a variety of things that could cause pain in the area you describe. It could be in your bones or muscle. It could be gallbladder or liver. It could just be gas passing through your large intestine. My advice is to see a doctor if the pain persist or gets worse. ...Read more

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Wanting to know why are my lower left side of my stomach hurts everytime I sneeze it just started like a couple days ago?

Wanting to know why are my lower left side of my stomach hurts everytime I sneeze it just started like a couple days ago?

It is likely just: A muscle strain from the force of the sneeze. Now it is irritated each time you repeat. Potentially you could have an intraabdominal organ issue (splenic bruise or rupture) but you would be a lot sicker and the pain would not resolve easily. It will most likely resolve in a few days when you stop sneezing. If you or it get worse go and get checked out by a health care professional. ...Read more

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Stomach hurts left side especially if I lean back. Was constipated. Now I am having BM. Stomach still hurts. Could it be the diverticulitis flare?

Stomach hurts left side especially if I lean back. Was constipated. Now I am having BM. Stomach still hurts. Could it be the diverticulitis flare?

Maybe: It could be. The only way to know for sure if pain inthat area is diverticulitis (which is inflammation) is to get a CT scan. See your doctor for an exam and s/he will help you try to decide if you need the CT scan. ...Read more

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If your lower abdominal feels hard could I be pregnant? My back been hurting along with my left and right side! Plus the top of my stomach hurts too!

If your lower abdominal feels hard could I be pregnant? My back been hurting along with my left and right side! Plus the top of my stomach hurts too!

Did you miss period: If you missed your period and you can do a inhome pregnancy test to find out if you are pregnant
the symptoms you have described are not specific for pregnancy if you did not miss your period you can not be pregnant. ...Read more

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Son stomach hurts a lot. All over and left side. Worse when eats. Eating less. Said for a couple weeks? Doc tomorrow.

Son stomach hurts a lot. All over and left side. Worse when eats. Eating less. Said for a couple weeks? Doc tomorrow.

H.pylori: helicobacter pylori is a type of bacteria that causes inflammation of the stomach causing constant pain, it could be easily treated with antibiotics, also h.pylori causes ulcers. Which is the reason for his pain when he doesn't eat. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you can't diejest your food right &can't pass your gas &you feel backed up &your lower side of your stomach hurts really bad?

What does it mean when you can't diejest your food right &can't pass your gas &you feel backed up &your lower side of your stomach hurts really bad?

Maybe nothing but...: Taken together, your symptoms suggest a potentially sluggish gut. This may reflect autonomic dysfunction, inflammation, infection, gynecologic issues/pregnancy, even a bladder infection. Irritable bowel syndrome also has to be considered. Some simple testing and a physical exam should help answer your question and define what treatment is appropriate. ...Read more

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When I cough the left side of my stomach hurts, it's just one spot and I'm not sure if it's my kidney. It's towards the front rather than the sides.

When I cough the left side of my stomach hurts, it's just one spot and I'm not sure if it's my kidney. It's towards the front rather than the sides.

Does not sound: Like a kidney problem, if you have noticed any other symptoms such as change in color of urine. Rather it sounds more like muscle pain. Try otc analgesics such as ibuprofen or naproxen, and see a doctor if pain persists. ...Read more

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My left side of my stomach hurts and my left side were my ribs are hurts now its gotten to hurt my chest and makes hard to breathe. I'm consopatied (?

My left side of my stomach hurts and my left side were my ribs are hurts now its gotten to hurt my chest and makes hard to breathe. I'm consopatied (?

Constipation maybe: For your age 19, unlikely heart, if stools hard and every 3-4 days or small amount daily probably; if diet white flower products, less water. Fruits, dark green vegetables and strain with stools yes likely constip. Gassy foods like beans, sodas can have gas bubble pain espec. If gassy. Try otc mirilax, senna or dulcolax, colace (docusate sodium). if breathing problem ;asthma?, if birthcontrol/smoke;clot see e.r. ...Read more

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Small nodule on left side of stomach. Hurts a little, like a pulled muscle.?

Small nodule on left side of stomach. Hurts a little, like a pulled muscle.?

Possible hernia: A hernia is a tear in the abdominal muscle. If you have one on your left side then it would show up as a bump in this area and might feel like a pulled muscle. Hernias need to be repaired surgically. Please have an evaluation by your medical doctor to determine what is going on and best course of treatment. ...Read more

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Left side of diaphragm & stomach hurts when breathing (sometimes w/ palpitations). It is like a pulling sensation. What could this be?

Left side of diaphragm & stomach hurts when breathing (sometimes w/ palpitations). It is like a pulling sensation. What could this be?

Probably muscular: Heart disease is rare in women your age, while palpitations are3 common and usually benign. It always makes sense to get ches pain checked, however. ...Read more

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My stomach hurts and I feel sick after drinking water. I'm also getting pains on left side of my chest. I've been having those problems since 9 months?

My stomach hurts and I feel sick after drinking water. I'm also getting pains on left side of my chest. I've been having those problems since 9 months?

Chest pain: You do not have your age listed here but chest pain and nausea can be a sign of heart disease especially if you are more than 50 years old. See your GP as soon as possible for exam and EKG. You may also need blood tests to determine what is going on. ...Read more

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I'm having the sweats, right side of my stomach hurts and I've got a swollen gland on my left side of my neck. I just got prescribed the zpak today?

Z-Pak...: Is for a soft tissue infection - and works quite well when properly diagnosed and prescribed. If you don't feel better in a day or two, contact your doctor again. ...Read more

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35 days late bottom left side of my stomach hurts. Bloated. Last period was 6 days normally 3-4 and was very heavy the last 2 days. Preg test say neg?

35 days late bottom left side of my stomach hurts. Bloated. Last period was 6 days normally 3-4 and was very heavy the last 2 days. Preg test say neg?

Poss constipation: constipation can cause pain in your left abdomen with pressure and bloating. If you are having normal bowel movements with you abdominal pain you should see your doctor for evaluation. Diverticulitis and irritable bowel can also cause your symptoms but you will need a thorough exam and work up. ...Read more

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My bottom left side of my stomach hurts and I suspected appendicitis and I had all the symptoms besides vomiting & fever, What can I do?

My bottom left side of my stomach hurts and I suspected appendicitis and I had all the symptoms besides vomiting & fever, What can I do?

Not appendicitis: Appendicitis cause pain in the right lower abdomen. This is the most important symptom;If your pain continues, seek medical attention. All the other findings may or may not be present in appendicitis. ...Read more

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My stomach hurts a lot I have pain on my left side above my breast sometimes my left side feels like its on fire I have constance belching?

Start: Start by getting some Prilosec otc or ranitidine of course the pain on the left above the breast could be your heart and u may want to go rack up a big er bill. It is rare in your age group. Treat indigestion, (reflux we call it) and see where it goes. If u have strong family hx of early hrt attacks, have diabetes severe hypertension, heavy smoker, chances higher for hrt condition. ...Read more

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I had a 1 day period this month on 23rd of may and ever since I have no appetite still have anxiety and left side pain stomach hurts on and off?

Left Abdominal pain: Anxiety can be due to having only 1 day period, and not knowing reasons for it; and stresses in relationships, work and finances.
Possible diagnosis of Left side abdominal pain and stomach hurting may be:
•Stomach virus
GERD
•Ulcers
Menstrual cramps
•Pelvic inflammatory disease
Endometriosis
• IBS
See Gynecologist for Diagnosis and Treatment, Psychiatrist for Anxiety and stresses in life. ...Read more

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18 have a hard moveable lump that sticks out my lower left side of my stomach. Hurts to press& sharp pains. Bleed after sex. Had period 3 weeks after.

18 have a hard moveable lump that sticks out my lower left side of my stomach. Hurts to press& sharp pains. Bleed after sex. Had period 3 weeks after.

See doctor: You need to see a physician to have a complete history and physical. An exam and possibly imaging such as ultrasound may easily answer the question. Pain and bleeding after sex is not normal. Please see a doctor. ...Read more

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I found several pea size hard cysts on my boyfriends torso, around his left beast is one and a few on his right side stomach, he's been complaining of flu like symptoms what could this be also keeps saying his stomach hurts.

I found several pea size hard cysts on my boyfriends torso, around his left beast is one and a few on his right side stomach, he's been complaining of flu like symptoms what could this be also keeps saying his stomach hurts.

Unlikely: It is hard to say without doing a physical exam. But these hard, Pea sized knots, are probably small lipomas or cysts. I doubt that they have anything to do with his abdominal pain. Again, it is hard to say without an in person consultation. ...Read more

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My stomach hurts and is REALLY loud when I eat I feel nauseated My chest feels tight on the left side and sometimes I start to feel weak not myself?

My stomach hurts and is REALLY loud when I eat I feel nauseated My chest feels tight on the left side and sometimes I start to feel weak not myself?

What's the cause?: Are you just "hungry" or is there more? Need to rule out infection, malabsorption, inflammation, ischemia, dysmotility, functional issue, or even a problem outside the gut. Medical evaluation is recommended appropriate to the duration of your symptoms, associations (bleeding, weight loss, pain, vomiting), as well as your other medical co-morbidities. Call your doctor please and get checked. ...Read more

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My lower stomach hurts on both sides (mostly the left) it hurts after I sneeze, cough, run, jump and stretch. Should I see my doctor?

Strain?: Based on the symptoms you are describing it seems you might have some abdominal wall muscle strain, especially if you were performing any type of strenuous activity. If you are experiencing nausea, vomiting, colic pain, etc it is most likely inside (abdomen) and you should be evaluated. For now if not the case, rest and anti inflammatory meds like ibuprofen if you are not allergic should help. ...Read more