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I have intermittent pain on the left side of of my body right below my ribs. It gets worse after eating and exercising. It makes me nauseous. Ideas?

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Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree

In brief: ? stomach ulcer

Agree with dr. Werner but could also consider checking the stomach for an ulcer or gastritis.
An endoscopy is a quick way to figure that out.

In brief: ? stomach ulcer

Agree with dr. Werner but could also consider checking the stomach for an ulcer or gastritis.
An endoscopy is a quick way to figure that out.
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 2 options

There are two major structures that live there: your spleen and the junction of your transverse and descending color (splenic flexture - pictured).
Since it occurs after eating, it's more likely the latter but needs to be checked. Inflammatory bowel and irritable bowel disease are likely candidates. You need a diagnosis before treatment can be safely advised since it may or may not be serious.

In brief: 2 options

There are two major structures that live there: your spleen and the junction of your transverse and descending color (splenic flexture - pictured).
Since it occurs after eating, it's more likely the latter but needs to be checked. Inflammatory bowel and irritable bowel disease are likely candidates. You need a diagnosis before treatment can be safely advised since it may or may not be serious.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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