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Soft, permanent pain on the left upper abdomen for 5 yrears

having a soft, permanent pain on the left upper abdomen for four /five yrs, can touch and pin-point the location but doctors give no importance (male-41), constipation started which was unknown to me, body smell changes. what type of tests should i go for to understand the gravity of problem. i m also steadily loosing weight. amit mukherjee
Wed, 11 May 2011
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Hi Welcome to HealthcareMagic

Since the pain is from 3 to 4 yrs, an USG scanning of abdomen is necessary to find the cause.. take the opinion of surgeon..
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Hi Amit

Welcome to HealthcareMagic.

An abdominal pain , constipation for long time denote bowel disorder.I advise you to visit a Gastroenterologist and get evaluated completely.

There are chances that you could be having a chronic gut infection or malabsorption syndrome .To know the exact cause your Gastroenterologist may ask for a colonoscopy or stool test or Ultrasound abdomen.You can choose an expert from our panel and get the appropriate evaluation and treatment .

Take care.
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