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In the morning i have pain on the left side of my abdomen.

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in the morning i have pain on the left side of my abdomen. as the day wears on the pain subsides. when the pain is acute is moves to my back, in the kidney area
at this time in the afternoon, the pain is almost gone, very dull.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
Hello, this is Dr. David. I have read your question and I'm ready to help.
I am sorry you are having these pains.
they can be due to a pinched nerve in your back which can change depending on your body position and as the day goes on
the pain could be due to gastritis inflammation of your stomach which can be worse in the morning when your stomach is empty and when you eat during the day, the pain could get better.
you can try stomach acid blockers at night time before bed such as prilosec or zantac or nexium and see if this helps your AM morning left abdominal pains.
do you have a doctor you can see about these abdominal pains?
do you drink alcohol? this can cause stomach inflammation
pancreatitis inflammation of the pancreas can cause pain to radiate to the back.
the pancreas can be inflamed from alcohol and fatty foods.
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 1 year ago.
Hello
This can be colon pain.
You need a colonoscopy if you have not had one.
WE start screening at age 50.
Diverticulosis, polyps, and other colon problems can act like this.
This is true if the pain is higher or lower.
Stomach ulcer, pancreatitis, and colon problems if higher only.
This should have immediate evaluation.
This is not typical of a pinched nerve at all.
If lower abdomen to back, this is more likely colon.
Even a kidney stone can do it. Even if intermittent pain.
Kidney problems should be ruled out, but not likely.
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