Pain in Left Side

Pain in left side of the abdomen occurs often.In order to more accurately determine the cause of the pain should be made to clearly define the location of the pain.

Thus, the appearance of pain in the upper abdomen on the left can indicate diseases of the stomach, spleen, pancreas and intestinal loops. Often, pain in the left upper quadrant shows diaphragmatic hernia.

The most dangerous condition, in which there is pain in the left side of the abdomen, is ruptured spleen. Apart from the fact that the spleen is too close to the surface of the body and is virtually immune to damage in some infectious diseases it is greatly increased in size, thus further increasing the risk of rupture. The rupture of the spleen shows not only a pain in the left upper quadrant, but also the appearance around the blue hue of the skin, resulting from congestion of the umbilical blood. The appearance of cyanotic color umbilical region requires immediate call to “emergency.”

Often pain in the left abdomen below the ribs provokes irritation of the stomach gastritis. Suspect gastritis should be the case if the appearance or increase in pain associated with food intake, and is accompanied by nausea, vomiting, belching or heartburn. Antacids admission for a while relieves pain, but do not take them without a gastroenterologist.
Pain in the left upper quadrant may indicate problems with the pancreas. Pain with pancreatitis rather typical – is sharp, severe pain radiating to the back and encircling the entire body. Pancreatitis is also accompanied by nausea and vomiting, fever.

Pain in the lower left abdomen can occur in diseases of the intestine. It should be borne in mind that pain in the left side almost never will occur in appendicitis. Find out the cause of the pain can be a reception at the gastroenterologist.
Felt a sharp and intense pain in the lower abdomen on the left rather suggests promoting the ureter stones in urolithiasis. In this case, you must visit an urologist.

Pain in the low left side of abdomen in women can accompany gynecological diseases and requires consultation gynecologist.

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