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What causes pain in upper left abdomen?

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Posted on Mon, 18 May 2015
Question: This started last night I am having pain in left side around to back about mid way up The pain comes on here an there very sharp almost like a spasm also when i breath in deep the pain is there I've never had this kind of pain just can't seem to figure it out My concern also is I just finished meds for a bacteria infection could this be related some how I'm a hair dresser an don't get sick much I really don't think i can work with this kind of pain
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Answered by Dr. Goswami Debopom (36 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
You might be having pancreatitis.

Detailed Answer:
Welcome to HealthCare magic. Thank you for posting your query.
I can understand your concern.

Pain in the left upper abdomen can be due to pancreatitis , ovarian cyst , pelvic inflammatory disease , peptic ulcer disease or stone in urinary tract - to name a few.
It is a bit difficult to comment without actually examining you.

I would suggest you to

- Avoid oily, spicy food
- Drink loads of water
- Get a blood hemogram , total leukocyte count, amylase, lipase , blood glucose and Liver function test done
- Get an abdominal ultrasound done - these will help in guiding towards the diagnosis
- I would start tablet Pantoprazole and tablet Drotaverine to relieve the pain.

Do not worry.

The antibiotics are probably not causing this pain.

Visit a clinician. He/she can examine you and correlate clinically.

Hope this helps.
Write back to us.
Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Neel Kudchadkar
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Follow up: Dr. Goswami Debopom (14 minutes later)
also i forgot to also say the strangest thing to me was i also hve very bad dry mouth when it all started I drank 5 glasses of water right down could not get enough an still dry mouth an feeling fevered would this change your answer any on whats going on
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Answered by Dr. Goswami Debopom (6 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
It won't change the answer.

Detailed Answer:
I would suggest you to follow as I have advised and get the blood tests and abdominal ultrasound done.

I would also suggest you to take tablet Paracetamol if you develop fever.

Visit a clinician. He/she can examine you and correlate clinically.

Do not panic.

Write back to us.
Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Goswami Debopom (30 minutes later)
Thank you so much !
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Answered by Dr. Goswami Debopom (24 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
You are welcome.

Detailed Answer:
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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes pain in upper left abdomen?

Brief Answer: You might be having pancreatitis. Detailed Answer: Welcome to HealthCare magic. Thank you for posting your query. I can understand your concern. Pain in the left upper abdomen can be due to pancreatitis , ovarian cyst , pelvic inflammatory disease , peptic ulcer disease or stone in urinary tract - to name a few. It is a bit difficult to comment without actually examining you. I would suggest you to - Avoid oily, spicy food - Drink loads of water - Get a blood hemogram , total leukocyte count, amylase, lipase , blood glucose and Liver function test done - Get an abdominal ultrasound done - these will help in guiding towards the diagnosis - I would start tablet Pantoprazole and tablet Drotaverine to relieve the pain. Do not worry. The antibiotics are probably not causing this pain. Visit a clinician. He/she can examine you and correlate clinically. Hope this helps. Write back to us. Regards.