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What causes left sided upper abdominal pain?

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Posted on Tue, 10 May 2016
Question: I have a sudden pain on my upper abdomen on the left side below my breast
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Answered by Dr. Robert Galamaga (42 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Considerations

Detailed Answer:
Hello & thank you for submitting your question.

Left sided chest pain should
never be ignored. It may represent a musculoskeletal or even gastrointestinal issue, such as gastritis or colitis; however, more serous causes such as cardiac or pulmonary in origin must always be excluded. It would be reasonable for you to be seen by a physician for a physical examination.

In summary:
- left sided chest pain may have a variety of causes, of which cardiac origin must be ruled out
- please see a physician for s physical examination and assessment


Sincerely,
Dr Galamaga
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What causes left sided upper abdominal pain?

Brief Answer: Considerations Detailed Answer: Hello & thank you for submitting your question. Left sided chest pain should never be ignored. It may represent a musculoskeletal or even gastrointestinal issue, such as gastritis or colitis; however, more serous causes such as cardiac or pulmonary in origin must always be excluded. It would be reasonable for you to be seen by a physician for a physical examination. In summary: - left sided chest pain may have a variety of causes, of which cardiac origin must be ruled out - please see a physician for s physical examination and assessment Sincerely, Dr Galamaga