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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

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 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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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 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 can cause pain in your upper and lower left side of your stomach?

What can cause pain in your upper and 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 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 pain in your upper and lower left side of your stomach?

What are the causes of pain in your upper and 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 exactly does it mean when you have sharp pains in the left side of your stomach?

What exactly does it mean when you have sharp pains in the 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'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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If your having trouble eating and hurting on your upper left side of your stomach and the doc does a upergi and finds nothing what could this be?

If your having trouble eating and hurting on your upper left side of your stomach and the doc does a upergi and finds nothing what could this be?

Multiple possibiliti: Not sure what exactly you mean by "trouble eating" but a more detailed exam is an egd (scope that is passed into the stomach while you are asleep) an this may find the cause. Also occasionally colon issues can cause pain in the left upper quadrant as well and a colonoscopy may be suggested. A spleen issue may be the culprit and an abdomen ultrasound may be helpful in finding out what's going on. ...Read more

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I have abdominal pains every month on the left side, why?

I have abdominal pains every month on the left side, why?

Monthly pains: Sounds like middlesmertz (sp) - monthly pain before ovulation. Does it seem to coincide with a regular point in your cycle? ...Read more

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I have a pain on the left side of abdomen below the rib cage?

Multiple causes.: Pain below left side of rib cage maybe muscular in origin, and/or related to the ribs. Muscle strain is possible. If is worsening or not resolving you must get checked. Other possibilities include stomach, liver, or even spleen disorders. ...Read more

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I been have pain on the left side of my stomach in the middle what can it be

If: If you have persistent abdominal pain then you need to have a medical evaluation. Try to see what makes it better or worse which may help your doctor diagnose it. See if the pain is worse after eating, if you don't eat, or worse with certain positions. Tell your doctor if you have had a change in eating habits or bowel movement. If your doctor can't see you immediately, or if you have ongoing pain, fever, vomiting, or worsening symptoms then you would have to go to the er. ...Read more

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I've been having really bad pains on the left side of my stomach, what can this be?

Several things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. Left-sided pain can denote anything from constipation to colon cancer. It's best to be checked. ...Read more

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I've been having really bad pains on the left side of my stomach, what can this be?

I've been having really bad pains on the left side of my stomach, what can this 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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I have a knot on the left side of stomach. Sometime it cause pain. What is this disease?

If persists, see MD.: It is probably nothing serious but certainly if it continues it deserves attention and evaluation. I would recommend seeking help from your local internal medicine physician or gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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I felt fluid on the right top side of my head after I injected insulin on the left side of my stomached?

I felt fluid on the right top side of my head after I injected insulin on the left side of my stomached?

Possible.: Of course there really is no fluid in the top of your head - just a sensation. And there is no relation to the Insulin itself. But the injection may occasionally stimulate a nerve that overlaps with other nerves that supplies another portion of the body giving you a sensation where there is no stimulation. ...Read more

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If your pregnant and having pain on the left side of abdomen which get worse. Can you help me with this?

If your pregnant and having pain on the left side of abdomen which get worse. Can you help me with this?

Talk with physician: The best answer needs more information sucha s how far along in the pregnancy, any other symptoms (bleeding, pain with urination, nausea, etc). Some possibilities can be very serious such as ectopic pregnancy, kidney infection (pyelonephritis), and others can be norma like round ligament pain from pregnancy. The more severe, or the more symptoms be seen! ...Read more

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Having pain on lower left side of stomach along with dampness and the pain is also on the left side of my back?

Having pain on lower left side of stomach along with dampness and the pain is also on the left side of my back?

Colon To Semicolon?: You should think about Diverticulitis or a Ureteral Stone. Obviously much more information is needed but those are probably the biggies. But not all the possibilities, some of which could be serious (like Colon Cancer). So if you've never seen a doctor for this and you've had the pains for over two weeks, find a doctor muy rapido! ...Read more

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I get a recurrent achy pain on the left side of my abdomen (underneath ribs). What could this indicate? It happens at random times

I get a recurrent achy pain on the left side of my abdomen (underneath ribs). What could this indicate? It happens at random times

Bowel, kidney, spleen.: Not many things here: the colon makes a sharp turn and is often postulated to cause cramping or gas type pain, the kidney is there, but pain is typically more constant. Spleen also - pain is not usually "random." muscles of the abdominal wall at the costal junction can also cause this. A brief exam could help localize this. ...Read more

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I've got a pain under my stomach on the left side. And it's not the first time. What it can be? If someone can help me. Thank you

I've got a pain under my stomach on the left side. And it's not the first time. What it can be? If someone can help me. Thank you

Difficult to say: It is difficult to tell what is exactly causing your discomfort without more information. Does anything make the pain better or worse? Can you describe it? Many things can cause stomach discomfort. ...Read more

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Had pain on the right side of my abdomen years ago. When my Dr did a lap he found bad endometriosis on the left side. How is this possible?

Had pain on the right side of my abdomen years ago. When my Dr did a lap he found bad endometriosis on the left side. How is this possible?

Endometriosis: Thello tdhaus. It depends how he did the lap. If he did it thru an endoscope its very easy to see everything in the abdomen and would be easy to identify endometrio the LEFT. If he did an open lap (McBurneys incision) he could easily see and feel the1if the incision is large enough (? 10cms long) If he did it through a keyhole it would difficult to make this statement. Thanks ...Read more