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The left side of my lower abdomen is visibly more bloated (or more fatty) than the right side. What causes this? What's the organ located there?

The left side of my lower abdomen is visibly more bloated (or more fatty) than the right side. What causes this? What's the organ located there?

Colon: If you are very skinny, can be filling prior to bm. Not much else would show up that way, and as long as not causing / having other symptoms, then not likely a problem. ...Read more

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What organs are on the left side of abdomen?

What organs are on the left side of abdomen?

Several: The spleen is on the left side. Portions of the intestines are on the left side. The pancreas is mostly on the left side.One kidney is on the left side and one half of the genital tracts are on the left side. ...Read more

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If my appendix was on the left side, but my heart is also on the left, do I have situs inversus? Would/could other abdominal organs be transposed too?

If my appendix was on the left side, but my heart is also on the left, do I have situs inversus? Would/could other abdominal organs be transposed too?

Not necessarily: Situs inversus (changed sides) can be partial or complete. As the intestines develop, the eventual location of the large intestine and other related contents may also be flipped.A process called a laterality sequence may have duplicated or absent structures (spleen) and heart defects. You likely had an isolated anomaly. Further study could confirm or exclude any associated abnormalities. ...Read more

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If a belt is too tight can it bruise organs and if so how long does it take to heal. And what does it feel like if they bruised on left side stomach?

If a belt is too tight can it bruise organs and if so how long does it take to heal. And what does it feel like if they bruised on left side stomach?

Unlikely: Some other hit, on a large belt, auto accident- seat belt etc. Standard men's belt should not spontaneously cause harm, even in a skinny person. ...Read more

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Hi .. One time I had a sudden irritation in my upper left abdomen under my breast.. It felt like a ball or someone is holding that organ n squeezingit?

Hi .. One time I had a sudden irritation in my upper left abdomen under my breast.. It felt like a ball or someone is holding that organ n squeezingit?

Need more info: The area in question is most likely your stomach. Your complaint could be because you ate too fast and swallowed a lot of air. If this discomfort happened only one time chances are that the problem is benign. If it happens again then you should see your family physician. ...Read more

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What causes sharp burning like pain on the left side of your stomach and sometimes on the right side?

What causes sharp burning like pain on the left side of your stomach and sometimes on the right side?

More info!: More info needed... What brings the pain on...what makes it go away. ??When do you get it??? Where is your abdomen do you feel the pain??? Ask your question again with more details... Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have pain in your upper left side of your stomach?

Possible gas trap: called the splenic flexure syndrome, gas pockets to the left upper corner of the transverse colon causeing pain. ...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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