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Left sided abdominal pain

I have had a stabbing/burning pain in the left side of my abdomen for about a month now.  I have nausea and vomiting, no appetite and go between loose stools and feeling constipated.  I feel a lot like I did a few years back with I had an ulcer, however, I just had an upper GI Monday and there was no ulcer.  Not sure how much longer I can take this pain.  I hold the left side of my body all the time.  Anyone have any ideas??
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An ulcer is caused by Helicobacter Pylori but you can also have H Pylori without an ulcer. It might be that you have H Pylori causing this problem, did they test for it on the upper endoscopy.
You could also ask about median arcuate ligament syndrome.
Good luck
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1711789 tn?1361308007
Hi there!

Well, without a detailed clinical evaluation it would be difficult to determine the cause of your symptoms. Possibilities that may need to be considered include GI infections, inflammations, GERD, chest wall inflammation, issues related to the respiratory tract etc. I would suggest considering an initial evaluation by a primary care physician and depending on the cause diagnosed/ suspected, it can be managed accordingly or specialist acre may be sought.
Hope this is helpful.

Take care!
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