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What causes occasional left upper quadrant pain, around the bottom of the rib cage, worse after a bowel movement?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine

In brief: Luq

Left upper abdominal discomfort may be due to muscular strain, gas entrapment or pathology in the splenic flexure of the colon or disease of the spleen itself.
Do you strain to have a bowel movement? Do you have any obvious bowel symptoms? If symptoms persist consult your physician or a gastroenterologist for evaluation.

In brief: Luq

Left upper abdominal discomfort may be due to muscular strain, gas entrapment or pathology in the splenic flexure of the colon or disease of the spleen itself.
Do you strain to have a bowel movement? Do you have any obvious bowel symptoms? If symptoms persist consult your physician or a gastroenterologist for evaluation.
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