What causes upper abdominal pain on the left side?

Ulcers? constipation. Ulcers, constipation, pancreatitis, diverticulitis, splenic (rare), gallbladder.. When do you get pain? What type? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery ? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? See a doctor for exam and studies.

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Can gallstones cause left sided upper abdominal pain? Pain comes and oes and does not seem to be food related but ultrasound dies show that I have one

Yes. Its not the classic presentation but gallstones can cause pain in several locations. I would make sure you don't have pain from other causes before removing your gallbladder so that you are not subject to an unnecessary operation, but if the workup of your pain reveals no other source than the stones, you would be a candidate for gallbladder removal. Read more...

I am having upper abdominal pain on the left side and sometimes on the right. Lipase numbers have been high for 2 mnths. Ctscan normal, any thoughts?

Abdominal pain/ panc. This could be related to your gallbladder, pancreatitis or even gerd, irritable bowel or other GI issues. You should start with an appointment at your pcp and then have and us to rule out pancr divisum or other causes and or see a GI physician or surgeon and have repeat labs after alcohol abstinence and low fat low chol diet. Read more...

I have upper abdominal pain on the left side there is constant discomfort, sharp pain, & nausea. It started after a car accident & has gotten worse.?

Go to ER. Abdominal pain following a car crash is due to internal injuries until proven otherwise. In fact, the organ most susceptible to trauma is the spleen, which is located in the left upper abdomen. An er is equipped to best evaluate you and order a ct scan, if appropriate. Please don't delay. Read more...
See below. If you were not evaluated at a trauma center after the accident. It would be best to seek medical advice from an individual skilled in the assessment of the injured patient population. There are certain entities associated with blunt abdominal trauma that should be ruled out. Read more...

What causes symptoms of consipation, cramps, nausea, random but reacurring upper abdominal pain on left?

Many possibilities. This sounds like a case for a GI doctor. One of the common overlooked causes for symptoms like this is giardiasis, but before anything else you need to be examined and tested. Read more...