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Having upper left abdominal pains, notice it mostly when

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Having upper left abdominal pains, notice it mostly when sitting
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
What is your question?
Where is the pain exactly?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Just below the ribs, I have had an xray, ct scan, and blood work and all came back negative.
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
Bellow the ribs in the middle or on one side or the other?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
It is a dull pain and is really noticeable when I and sitting at my desk. Feels similar to muscle soreness but has been going on for approx 6 months now. Below the ribs on the left side only. Left center not far left.
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
Pain in this area can represent stomach ulcer or gastritis.
It can represent left colon pain.
Your testing has not ruled out these problems.
If you are 50 or older, colonoscopy should be done.
You should have a breath test for h pylori, the bacteria that causes ulcers and gastritis.
The CT scan is useless for h pylori, stomach inflammation, irritable bowel syndrome, or inflammatory disease of the right colon.
OK, so that is an initial answer….
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