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For the past day or so I have had this squeezing pain in the

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For the past day or so I have had this squeezing pain in the upper left area of my abdomen, just under my rib cage. It comes in waves and itnserms to travel right to left. Occasionally there's a growling sound after the wave hits. What is it? Could it be gas?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Abid replied 2 years ago.

Hi there ...

Yes , this is gas and pain , along with growling sensation indicates that there is something obstructing passage of food from stomach to intestine .

This need further evaluation .

You need to get Barium meal to rule out any obstruction .

Please go to dr and ask him for Barium test .

Regards .

Positive feedback will be appreciated .

Thanks .

Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

I have a different opinion.

Since the pain is radiating to the other side of abdomen, this can be due to the gallbladder attack or even from acute pancreatitis.

Hence, there is serious implication here.

You should see your doctor for a clinical evaluation.

Yes this can be gas pain also.

Simethicone, activated charcoal should help.

Please follow a low fat diet.

But do see your doctor today.

Best wishes,
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