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I have been experiencing abdominal/side pain on my left side

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I have been experiencing abdominal/side pain on my left side for several days. I saw a doctor for this three days ago and he told me I had pulled a muscle just under my rib cage. He pointed out a spot there that was very tender and it is still the most tender spot. Tonight however this pain exploded down my left side to my waist. It is extremely intense. I have gone to the ER before for pain and been turned away. The pain is particularly intense when I move or do anything that strains the muscles like going to the bathroom. Does this warrant an ER trip tonight? I can also go to an urgent care for the next hour but I am not sure what they could do
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 2 months ago.

Hello,
I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.

Since pain is intense; you need to go to ER. You need a x-ray of the abdomen and an ultrasound for the evaluation. The pain can be due to;

1) Muscle strain as you have been diagnosed.

2) Kidney stone.

3) Pancreatitis.

4) Related to the mid back spine.

The investigations should be able to ascertain the cause. You should also get the blood work like complete blood counts, comprehensive metabolic panel, pancreatic enzymes, urine exam for the evaluation.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 2 months ago.

Hello Matt,

Hope you are doing good.

What did your investigations show?

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