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Question: persistant pain in mid left abdomen

 sunshinenmysoul3 - Sun Mar 02, 2008 11:40 pm

last night I began to feel some pain in the mid left side of my abdomen. I am still feeling it, stronger, 24 hours later. I feel this pain just breathing in and out. changing positions does not do anything to remove the pain. Also my stomach feels a bit bloated especially in the upper half. I don't really know how to describe it as it is not very sharp but it is also not really a dull ache either. When I am walking I find myself bending forward a little bit since it hurts more to stand up straight. I also feel a little short of breath, though I may just be breathing shallower to keep from feeling the pain as sharply! I am wondering if this might be something I need to see a doctor for, or if it's just one of those pains that just goes away on it's own.
 Debbie Miller, RN - Mon Mar 31, 2008 6:11 pm

User avatar Hello,
Because there are so many organs in the abdomen, it is very difficult to say what might be causing your pain. It could be ovary, intestine (blockage, gas, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome), kidney (such as with bladder infection), gall bladder, appendix (usually noted on right but not always), stomach or pancreas. You need to be seen if this continues, gets worse, or you develop more symptoms.

Good luck


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