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Doctor insights on: What Is On The Left Side Of Your Stomach

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What does a pain on the right side of the stomach mean?

What does a pain on the right side of the stomach mean?

Lots of things: If you mean right side of abdominal cavity then gallbladder diseae, ulcer, pancreatitis, kidney stones are all possible. Whether it occurs after eating, what types of food affect it, other symptoms, all are important in determining the cause. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more


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What causes itching on the right side of the stomach?

What causes itching on the right side of the stomach?

Itching: It is difficult to give you a precise cause of one-sided itching. Usually would be due to skin irritation due to dryness, however, local nerve sensitivity such as past shingles would be an uncommon cause. Try some otc Hydrocortisone 1% cream and a moisturizing lotion to see if it helps. Conditions such as eczema or contact dermatitis could occur if you see a rash. ...Read more

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What's on the mid part of the left side of your stomach?

What's on the mid part of the left side of your stomach?

Spleen and kidney: The organs to the left of your stomach are the l kidney and the spleen. Your intestines flop all over so, to be perfectly correct, we should them in as well, . ...Read more

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What is the cause of the sharp pain on my left side of abdomen?

What is the cause of the sharp pain on my left side of abdomen?

Left ABD 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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I have pain on the side of the stomach near the ribs on the left side. about a week. What could this be the symptoms ?

I have pain on the side of the stomach near the ribs on the left side. about a week. What could this be the symptoms ?

Many Things: Left side near ribs would think about issues with stomach, spleen, left upper colon, so many things. I am sorry but best to see your doctor for a through history and examination to try and help you with this. Dr R ...Read more

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What is the pain on the side of my footcalled?

What is the pain on the side of my footcalled?

Depends: On which side of your foot and where at along the side. On the inside (medial aspect) of your foot in the middle, you may have plantar fasciitis. If it is on the outside middle of your foot, it could metatarsalgia or trauma. Do you run? I would need to know more about the place/quality of the pain to offer succinct thoughts. You may want to visit your primary doc for a physical exam of the foot. ...Read more

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What is pain in the lower right side of your stomach?

What is pain in the lower right side of your stomach?

Could be lots: Could be anything from appendicitis, diverticulitis, ovarian issues, stone, inflammatory bowel disease, hernia, muscle strain, tubal pregnancy, std, tumors, other. See doc. If fever nausea bleeding, change in bowels, menses, see doc asap. ...Read more

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The skin on my stomach has a burning sensation on the left side. What is the problem?

The skin on my stomach has a burning sensation on the left side. What is the problem?

Not sure: 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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Why is it better to sleep on the left side instead of the right during pregnancy? And what are the effects of sleeping on the right side?

Why is it better to sleep on the left side instead of the right during pregnancy? And what are the effects of sleeping on the right side?

Either side okay: When you lay on your back during the second half of pregnancy, the uterus itself will impede blood flow back to your heart causing a drop in your blood pressure. You might notice that in this position you will feel dizzy and light-headed. A tilt to the right or the left is adequate to avoid this effect. ...Read more

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What is located on your right side underneath the top of your ribcage?

What is located on your right side underneath the top of your ribcage?

It is not what is : There it is why are you asking that question? I am not an internist or general surgeon but pain there can be referred from elsewhere. Can be from so much. Not to worry but liver and gallbladder, intestines, lung, kidney, heart and large arteries, gynecological issues ...All can cause what is known as right upper quadrant pain. So if it is pain, call pcp andsay where, how often, after eating, etc e. ...Read more

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What is on the left side at about the level of your belly button?

What is on the left side at about the level of your belly button?

Guts.: Intestines, tail of pancreas, edge of spleen. There could possibly be upper part of a high uterus/fallopian tube or lower part of a low stomach. ...Read more

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What is the cause of pain on the lower right side of my vagina , it seems swollen?

Get evaluated: Probably a bartholin's glands cyst but best to see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the cause for having bumps on the side of my tongue?

What is the cause for having bumps on the side of my tongue?

Tongue bumps: Most bumps on the tongue are taste buds and some can become inflamed. Also, if you clench your teeth at night you may see a scalloped appearance along the border. If this is a new bump, different from the rest, see your dentist to give you peace of mind. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of sharp pain on the left side of my back?

Depends...: Can definitely be due to a lot of issues - can be something as simple as strained muscles to a disc herniation. Recommend discussing with your pcp or pain specialist to determine if diagnostic testing is necessary. ...Read more

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What causes pain on the side of the breast?

What causes pain on the side of the breast?

Many things: You should see you doctor for a personal evaluation to make sure nothing serious is wrong. ...Read more

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What are the causes of shooting pain on the right side of your lower back?

What are the causes of shooting pain on the right side of your lower back?

Disc or muscle spasm: Possible disc herniation or muscle spasm in back. If stretching or heat does not allievate discomfort seek examination by your primary care physician. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a pain in the lower left side of your stomach?

What are the causes of a pain in the lower left side of your stomach?

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 is the causes of twitching in the head on top and side

What is the causes of twitching in the head on top and side

Irritation perhaps: Some irritation to a muscle, nerve, or part of a nerve that goes to certain muscle fibers may cause those fibers to twitch. Such twitching is usually for a few hours or a day, and only once in a while. In those cases, doctors and patients usually don't spend time looking for a cause. But, if symptoms are frequent, or recurrent, a primary doctor, ENT doctor, and a neurologist can evaluate. ...Read more