What causes upper left stomach pain?

Posted on Mon, 18 Jan 2016 in Abdominal Pain
Question: Res. Sir,
Age : 30
Sex : Male
Problem : Pain in upper left stomach from a long time and done several times ultrasound but not able to find the reason and also cbc test but all normal values.And it becomes very high whenever I fight with someone or tense. my last history is having appendix operation and appendix is also not found till the it blasts.please advise can MRI test able to found the reason. OR anything else. Now it becomes worst for me is it because of gas or else . Please advise the test to find.
Answered by Dr. Vivek Chail 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Suggested CT scan abdomen and upper gastrointestinal endoscopy

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for writing in to us.

I have read through your query in detail.
Please find my observations below.

1. Appendix is located in right lower abdomen and if the pain is in left upper abdomen then appendix surgery is less likely the reason for your discomfort.

2. If many ultrasound scans have been done and none of them have shown anything abnormal then doing a CT scan abdomen can show in greater detail if there is any problem which is not seen on ultrasound.

3. Left upper abdomen pain is there in acidity and this can increase when you have anxiety. For this you are suggested to get an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy done. It will show any acid reflux and stomach ulcer should there be any.

Hope your query is answered.
Please do write back if you have any doubts.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Answered by
Dr. Vivek Chail


Practicing since :2002

Answered : 6699 Questions


The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,   ,  
Lab Tests
Medical Topics

Recent questions on  Stomach ulcer

doctor1 MD

Dear Sir, I m a 24 year old girl and I have been suffering fro frequent stomachitis. It has happened to me thrice in last one year. I also had...

doctor1 MD

Is there a reason I vomit on a morning the week leading up to my period? My mum and sister both suffer from chronic stomach ulcers (diagnosed in...

doctor1 MD

I was on a master cleanse for about 14 days. I ended the cleanse but, did not do the ease off that I was suppose to...I just started eating. Since...

doctor1 MD

I have stomach ulcer for about 15 year. If I don t consump medicine like Omeprazole or other medicine to control my acidity, it is not possible to...

doctor1 MD

A co-worker was fine one minute..then suddenly said she didn't feel well. Moments later, she passed out for a minute or two. We shook her awake and...

doctor1 MD

I am a 72 yr old female. For the past week, I have been suffering on and off with upper posterior thigh muscle spasms, together with a knife-like...

doctor1 MD

I am 78 years old and in reasonably good condition for that age. I have been taking prilasec anti-acid 30 mg a day for years --lately even with...

Get personalised answers from verified doctor in minutes across 80+ specialties

170 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM Blog Questions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction