I Have Abdominal Pains In My Upper Left Side. It
acute muscle spasm or referred pain of renal calculus.
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* As per my clinical experience, sharp pain over abdomen involving left side
may be related to acute muscle spasm, referred pain of renal calculus or
* As the intensity of pain is severe, I would recommend to get immediate
relief with any handy tablet for pain control in form of
- dicyclomine or drotaverine
- ibuprofen with or without paracetamol
to be consumed with a cup of tea or coffee ( if no history of particular
drug sensitivity ).
* Intake of analgesic will make you comfortable within a period of next
hour or so.
* Once your pain is settled to someway, kindly give me furter details so that
I can answer your query more precisely.
1. Was there previous episode of such pain if any ?
2. Does the left kidney area hurts ( which is middle of left side back ) ?
3. Associated nausea, vomiting if any ?
4. Alteration in urination if any ?
5. History of weight lifting or other strenuous activity ?
Awaiting for your favorable response.
Dr Bhagyesh ( MS consultant surgeon )
There is no pain in my back exactly but my entire left side of my upper torso is in pain. Arms included.No nausea or vomiting or ulteration in my urine.
I did some exercises this past weekend but nothing to weighty i just used my body weight.
Thanks for the relevant details.
* As the pain is subsided by lying down to opposite side, muscle spasm of
acute onset is more likely than other possibilities.
My guidelines at present
- do deep breathing exercises
- adapt postural changes in such way to avoid pressure over the sore area
- local application of heating pad over painful areas 2-3 times a day for 5
- analgesic acetaminophen ( 325 mg ) 4 times a day after meals, preferably
with antacid or proton pump inhibitor as omeprazole to avoid gastric upset
( Other pain killers as diclofenac or ibuprofen gives much faster and
prompt relief, but considering your gastritis issue, better to avoid )
Do feel free to discuss further as per your requirement.
Let me know the follow up after doing above for a day or so.
Wish you best recovery.