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Recurring pain in upper left abdomen, occurs on yawning, coughing, shallow breathing. Causes for symptoms?

I have been experiencing recurring pain in my upper left abdomen - this is my 3rd attach in 7 weeks. Usually the pain will be severe for the first 2 - 3 days and then will mainly become troublesome when yawning / coughing / deep breathing. There are times when the pain can be bad it prevents me from breathing properly - mainly shallow breathing . Any suggestions of what this could be?
Asked On : Sat, 19 Jan 2013
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Jan 2013
Thanks for posting your query.
With the available described symptoms and location of pain, there appears to be possibilities of left sided chest pathology, splenic flexure (part of large intestine) obstruction, left kidney stones.
You should consult with internal medicine specialist/ general surgeon and should go for thorough check up.
You should go for ultrasound imaging and chest x ray on preliminary basis.
If necessary then you should also go CT abdomen and colonscopy.
mean while, you should take antispasmodics along with NSAIDs.
You should take soft diet and do bed rest.
take care,
Dr. Mayank Bhargava
Answered: Sat, 19 Jan 2013
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