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Pain upon pressing left side waist level toward front. Hard

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pain upon pressing left side waist level toward front.
JA: OK. The Doctor will need to help you with this. Please give me a bit more information, so the Doctor can help you best.
Customer: Hard to elaborate. Pain feels like gas but does not move.
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should be aware of?
Customer: Like what?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Anthony Bray, MD replied 1 year ago.


What is your age and gender?

How long has this discomfort been occuring ?

Does it feel like a sharp pain? Dull ache ? Burning type pain or other ?

Is there anything that you can identify that has made the pain or makes it WORSE ?? How about any factor ( such as position or movement ..) that may make it better ?

Have you had any trouble with constipation ? Diarrhea ?

You said it feels a little like gas?

Is this just at the lower margin of the lower rub cage on left ? Spleen is in this area as a possible ...enlargment of spleen could be one consideration ....even cause such as mono may cause enlarged spleen...

Have you had any urinary symptoms ? If kidney infection or stone then it may hurt left side to back more typically ( left flank for left renal system )

Do you have any health problems ?

History of any GI problems ? History of urinary tract infections ? Kidney stones ?

Have you had any injury lately ? Back or muscular ?

Do you have any nausea ? Any fever or chills?

Let me know what details that you can...

I will be happy to get back with you and we may review what other details may be of help to try and narrow down your possible cause of this discomfort

I hope that this is helpful for you

I will be happy to get back with you soon...

Let me know in the above questions ...

Best Regards!

Anthony Bray MD