News  |  Journals  |  Conferences  |  Blogs  |  Articles  |  Forums  |  Twitter   
 

 Headlines:

 
 

Doctors Lounge - Gastroenterology Answers

"The information provided on www.doctorslounge.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician."

Back to Gastroenterology Answers List

Forum Name: Gastroenterology Topics

Question: Upper left stomach pain


 hockeycatgirl - Wed Jul 20, 2005 4:46 am

I have been experiencing stomach pain in the upper left portion of my stomach accompanied by some nausea. It is worse when my stomach is empty. I had my gall bladder removed last December,but i am still having pain on the right side as well intermittently. As a result i had a barium ct in April,it showed a 1cm cyst on my liver,but nothing else. Mybloodwork came back normalas well-liver function good,amylase and lipase were good as well. Last August i had an ultasound that showed an enlarged spleen and possible fatty liver,although my cholesterol is low-i also have a large liver. my stomach problems at this point are being atributed to anxiety. I don't know what to do next-i feel tired and run down. Please help.
 Dr. Safaa Mahmoud - Sat Aug 05, 2006 6:09 pm

User avatar Dear hockeycatgirl,

Nausea associated with burning pain in upper abdomen (mainly left side) or lower chest (behind the breast bone) that worsen when the stomach is empty , or by spicy foods is more likely to be of heart burn, GERD or gastric ulcer. The pain is temporary relieved by simple foods and antacids.

Pain felt in the left side of the abdomen associated with nausea as you mentioned can be due to other causes including:

- Colitis due to Infectious or inflammatory causes
- Renal problems cause colic and is associated with urinary symptoms like frequency and dysuria.
- Recurrent abdominal pain can be a somatization for emotional or psychological problems.
- IBS in which the diagnosis is mainly by exclusion of other causes.
Stress increases the frequency and the severity of symptoms in almost all cases.

Investigations include
Complete blood picture , blood chemistry.
Abdominal US.
Upper and lower Endoscopy.

Follow up with your doctor is essential.

Good luck.

|

Check a doctor's response to similar questions

 

advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)
 

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

 
     

 advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)

 

 

Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us

 
Copyright © 2001-2010
Doctors Lounge.
All rights reserved.

Medical Reference:
Diseases | Symptoms
Drugs | Labs | Procedures
Software | Tutorials

Advertising
Links | Humor
Forum Archive
CME Articles

Privacy Statement
Terms & Conditions
Editorial Board
About us | Email

We subscribe to the HONcode principles of the HON Foundation. Click to verify.We subscribe to the HONcode principles.
Verify here