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pain in the Upper left quadrant can be due to many reasons.
please answer few questions.
since when you had this painful sensation?
do you think its linked with intake of food?
at what time it appears?
is it constant or periodical?
have you consulted doctor regading this?
let me explai like this pain in the upper left quardrent may be due to many reasons,
ie splenomegaly, viral gastroentritis,irritable bowel syndrome IBS, Acute pancreatitis,Polycystic kidney disease..in you case mild pain can be linked with pancreatic illness, spleen ,IBS ,or gastrointestinal illness..(however fibromyalgia can also play a role in this)
how's you stool?watery /mucus/)
any past gastrointestinal illness?
whats the colour of stool? coffee colour/blackish?
let me explain like this;
Pain in your case may be related to GERD acid reflux,Peptic ulcer disease,pancreatitis, IBS(however you should have clinical evaluation done , some blood work, stool tests, and imaging studies like ultrasound examination will be required to eliminate other possible causes).
now let me explain about Pancreatic cancer ; the symptoms include ,anorexia, malaise, nausea, and mid-epigastric or back pain, with WEIGHT LOSS (as the classical symptom) yellowing of your skin and the whites of your eyes (jaundice)..
since you don't present with such symptoms most probably you dont have it. (however you should have clinical evaluation done , some blood work, stool tests, and imaging studies like ultrasound examination will be required to eliminate this possible cause).
So just don't worry and don't panic.
I think you have symptoms related to Peptic ulcers(with GERD acid reflux) or IBS(stress related)
My advice to you!
For bloating and gas you should have Metaucil or citrucel 2 Tablespoons/twice daily.they also increase the bulk in stool hence benificial.
OTC Prilosec twice daily will proove benificial.
you can have OTC available Hyoscine (antispasmodic) for cramping and spasms,
Tricyclic antidepressents like imipramine (Tofranil)
Probiotics are very helpful in restoring the normal microflora.If recurrent Ulcers are found during evaluaion, may be you need to have Eradicaion therapy..
i hope this information will help!
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