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Forum Name: Gastroenterology Topics

Question: Stomach Pain

 Parag - Thu Dec 30, 2004 4:17 am

I am suffering from upper left abdomen pain for last 10 days. Initially the pain was getting aggravated after taking food. The pain increases in the night between 10:30 pm to 2:30 am.

Cold liquids consumption is helping the pain to subside.

Doc has done the preliminary physical examination and says the Gallbladder etc. looks okay and, advised me Omeprazole (40 mg/ day). I am taking this medicine for last 4 days, there is only slight improvement in my condition and, now I am having pain in the upper right side too. . Please advise?
 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Sat Jan 01, 2005 8:16 am

User avatar Hello,
Upper left abdominal pain can be associated with:
    Distension of the splenic flexure of the colon
    Colonic cancer
    Spleen enlargement
    Spleen Infarction

I find it strange that the doctor should consider gall bladder disease since this manifests with pain on the right side alone. Your main complaints seem to be on the left. How about any other symptoms? Do you have diarrhea / constipation, vomiting, fever?


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